The Elizabeth May-led Green Party, in all of their wisdom, has called on the Liberal government to suspend trade talks with Mercosur—a South American trade bloc made up of numerous South American countries—until Brazil “makes a serious commitment” to protecting the Amazon rainforest.

“The Green Party recognizes that Canada is a trading nation and trade is a vital part of our economy,” said Green Party International Affairs critic Annamie Paul. “Nevertheless, Canadian core values are not for sale and should never be bargained away. Canada’s trade agreements must always reflect the highest ethical, environmental and labour standards.”