Gov’t must say no to FIPA

Stephen Harper's Conservative government is going behind Canadians’ backs again, one reader says.

To the Editor,

The Harper government is going behind Canadians’ backs again. In a few days Prime Minister Harper will be secretly selling out our sovereignty without a single debate or vote in parliament.

If FIPA passes it will pave the way for China to spend billions to buy out Canada’s natural resources and industries with no recourse to Canadians. This agreement will allow a Chinese corporation to sue any level of government in secret tribunals outside our court systems if their Canadian investment profits are threatened in any way.

This 31-year term act would make it possible for the Chinese to challenge our laws that create jobs, protect our environment and build healthy communities for ourselves. It is insane.

This malfeasance is contrary to all logical thought. Ask yourself why this is this happening in secret if it was for the benefit of Canadians?

Canada has already spent hundreds of millions on unjust penalties created by the North America Free Trade Agreement and it will happen again in spades if we don’t all contact our provincial and federal MP’s immediately to register our concerns about this gross misconduct of our federal government.

Elizabeth May, MP, Green Party is the only one who has spoken out against this assault and she was only given 60 seconds to speak.

Please take action before our country and our rights are washed down the drain.

Peter Boulton,

Tofino

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