Stephen Harper signed a trade agreement with China (FIPA — the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement) that will allow Chinese corporations to take over Canadian resources AND sue all levels of Canadian government behind closed doors in secret tribunals. Even worse, the China-Canada investor deal is being finalized without a vote from Parliament, even though the agreement gives foreign corporations the power to challenge environmental law. Does this sound democratic to you? Does this sound like a government that has Canadian citizens’ best interests at heart?
Most Canadians don’t even know about FIPA, and certainly don’t know how this deal will impact them. That’s the way Harper wants to keep it. His plan is to have this deal sneak through Parliament automatically on October 30th. No votes, no debates, no committees.
The China-Canada FIPA will leave Canada’s environment vulnerable to corporate corruption in an unfair prioritization of profit over sustainability.
Source: online petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/116/570/870/