"Our forest dependent communities and forest dependent families are under attack by a hostile foreign power," said De Jong, who was at the negotiation table when talks failed. "It made everyone in that room in Washington sick to their stomachs to watch that unfold."
He suggested that American negotiators may have misplaced Canadian compassion and generosity after the September 11 terrorist attacks in Washington and New York.
-- BC Forestry Minister Mike De Jong (CBC)
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