Canada Asia Minute: Philippines and Canada Still Talking Trash By Bill Dorman • May 16, 2019 Constantine Agustin / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr The Philippines has recalled its ambassador and all its consuls from Canada. The diplomatic flare-up doesn’t concern international politics — it’s based on a dispute over garbage. Asia Minute: Philippines and Canada Talk Trash By Bill Dorman • Apr 24, 2019 Tech. Sgt. Brian Ferguson / U.S. Air Force The president of the Philippines says he’s ready to send about 100 shipping containers of trash to Canada. That’s where the trash originally came from several years ago.