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    :: Monday, October 20, 2003 ::

    Canadian Envisions New Role for Nation By CLIFFORD KRAUSS NY Times
    'There is a free trade agreement between the two countries and I think the spirit of that trade agreement ought to be honored,' said Mr. Martin, who represents a district in Montreal in the House of Commons. 'And it is not honored when on things like softwood lumber you end up with constant, constant harassment.'

    U.S. weighs easing Canada geese protections By Judith Graham Chicago Tribune
    There is an irony in the government's plan, and substantial political risk. The government is worried that the more annoying geese become, the more at risk they are of being seen as 'flying rats,' a term used by some critics. To preserve their value as wildlife, 'we need to reduce the population,' Fish and Wildlife spokesman Nicholas Throckmorton said.
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