Saturday, March 12, 2005

Canada: biting off it's own nose...?


Ok. So we get the message.
So does George W. Bush….

And what better way to get the attention of the head of the government that’s imposed trade tariffs against your lumber industry than to threaten a commodity whose head honcho is a brother-in-law of the US President?

You can bet that Bush heard from Robert Koch (president of the Wine Institute, and Bush’s brother-in-law) pretty damned quick. Now it’s doubtful that the ban would ever come to pass – especially if it meant that Canadians would then be without 16% of their previous supply (95% of which is from California). [post corrected, previously I had truncated the above sentence when posting, making it appear that 95% of Canadian wine import was from the US which is not the case. /huge]

I can almost hear France drooling over the prospect that they could gain more market share should the ban actually be enacted…


Anonymous Anonymous said...

95% of our supply???? Not quite. Somehow we will perservere and manage to survive without US wine. I mean, the French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Austrian, South African, Australian, New Zealand, Chilean or Argentinian's have no extra production.

March 12, 2005 10:44 PM  

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