Sustainable Development and Canada at the G7 Summit
by Pierre Marc Johnson and John Kirton
17 Several of such "Christmas Tree ornaments" did, however,
appear in other sections of the communiqué. During the
preparatory process, Canada had suggested that the heads endorse
a "codfree" zone off the nose and tail of the Grand
Banks in response to a French proposal, inspired by Danielle Mitterrand,
that the heads declare a "whalefree zone" around Antarctica.
Neither suggestion was accepted.