President Duterte Cancels Deal to Buy Canadian Helicopters

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the cancellation of a C$300-million deal to buy 16 military helicopters from Canada a day after Ottawa decided to launch a review of the purchase over human rights concerns. President Duterte said too many conditions were affixed to the purchase. International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne said that President Duterte’s decision is reflective of the confusion and contradictions surrounding the deal. 

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