(Paul Withers – CBC News)
The federal government is responding – albeit briefly – to a recent North American Free Trade Agreement tribunal decision finding Canada liable for damages for wrongly rejecting a U.S. company’s bid to open a quarry in Digby County.
“Canada is disappointed in the tribunal’s ruling and we are considering all available options moving forward,” John Babcock, spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development said in an emailed statement to CBC News.
Foreign Affairs would not answer questions about the case, including whether Ottawa intends to ask Nova Scotia to share the cost of whatever compensatory damages are awarded in future. Click here to read more.