“Why is a progressive Canadian union cozying up with one of the world’s most regressive regimes?” asks Toronto Sun columnist Candice Malcolm, writing about the “Canadian branch of the Union of Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), whose leaders recently returned from a tour of Ecuador.”
She hits the labor union for backing Ecuador’s lawsuit against Chevron which, she notes, “has been thrown out in several other jurisdictions around the world,” but is now “coming to Canada.”
“In advance of the court date, the government of Ecuador is trying to find Canadian allies and moral support,” she writes. “Future visitors would be wise to look into Ecuador’s unsavory record, and read the lengthy US court decision, before jumping on the bandwagon and championing this shady cause.”
Read the full column here.