Greenpeace urges Canada to suspend trade talks with Brazil

Canada’s federal government is being urged to halt trade talks with Brazil after another summer of record-breaking fires in the Amazon rainforest. New data from Brazil shows the fire has destroyed 30% more of the forest, compared to 2019. France and Germany have both halted further movement to ratify Europe’s free-trade deal with the Mercosur bloc, which includes Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Greenpeace Canada campaign manager, Reykia Fick, said Canada needs to pull out of trade talks as the government cannot be rewarding the destruction of the Amazon and claim to be a climate leader.

Source: CBC