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'Sordid Chapter' Ends As Philippines Sends Back Canada's Trash

"Baaaaaaaaa bye," one Philippine official said as 69 shipping containers of rubbish started the journey back across the Pacific.

Shipping containers of Canadian trash have moldered in the Philippines for years, in a situation so irksome to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that he threatened to personally sail it back to Canadian waters.

Now, much of the trash that arrived in 2013 and 2014 is on its way back to Canada. The Canadian government says that 69 shipping containers of rubbishhave left the Philippines and

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