Focus: Canada

OTTAWA, Dec. 4, Minister of National . Defence Beatty announced that the Royal Netherlands Air Force will begin low-level flying training at Goose Bay, Labrador, in the spring of 1987. Protests from local residents and the more economical offer from Turkey have so far kept NATO from agreeing to use the site. The Dutch alone will account for 25 planes and 400 people in the ecologically sensitive area. Already training there are the Canadian, US, German and British air forces.The environmental impact study has not yet been completed.

From the USSR Embassy Press Office, #1108-400 Stewart St., Ottawa K1N 6L2 you can request copies of Soviet News & Views, No. 22, for Nov. 1986, which is a report of Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs E. Shevardnadze’s visit to Canada early in October.

GREENPEACE ACTION FOR 1987 will be directed against Canadian oil companies now planning to drill for oil off British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Islands — an ecologically sensitive area listed as a World Heritage Site.

Sally Curry (PRI-Dundas) works now at the World Information Clearing Centre — Peace, Arms Race, Disarmament — Preparatory Committee, P.O.B. 106, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.

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