Harper no good as advocate

Harper's support doesn't lend any credence to Scotland referendum, says Alberni resident

To the Editor,

My sincerest feeling is that Scotland’s future should be decided by the Scots themselves, but given that there has been a lot of verbal intervention from abroad, including the Canadian Prime Minister, I feel the obligation to point out a thing or two in my role as a loyal Canadian.

The first is that our own Stephen Harper, the aforementioned PM who came down firmly on the side of the No vote, is the same man who just ratified FIPPA, an investor-state agreement negotiated in secret that ensures Chinese multinationals can sue Canada should we engage in any behaviour that limits their ability to generate profits from their investments in Canada.

He is of the same climate change denying, privatizing,  destructive mould that spawned David Cameron and Tony Abbott, who, it seems to me, also implored Scots not to go down the path of independence.

With endorsements like those of Stephen Harper, the Yes side was a sure winner.

Dan Schubart,

Port Alberni

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