“At midnight last night, letters for the recall of our ambassador and consuls to Canada went out,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Tedoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin, Jr. said on May 16 through his Twitter acount.
This is after the missing of May 15 deadline for the shipping back of Canadian garbage.
“They are expected here in a day or so. Canada missed the May 15 deadline. And we shall maintain a diminished diplomatic presence in Canada until its garbage is ship bound there,” he added.
“That the government may consider a 2 to 3 week delay DOES NOT EXTEND THE DEADLINE. Our diplomatic presence in Canada shall be de minimis,” he said.
“At the Japanese enthronement ceremony, DOF informed me that Canada did not show up at a meeting with Customs and that was the trigger,” he added.