"Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the People's Republic of China for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments" That is the official name of this monstrosity. It's not a "Free Trade" agreement, it is an "Investment Protection" agreement, according to the Ministry of Truth. No debate in Parliament. No vote in Parliament. 31 years before a chance to opt out. The infamous "Investor-State Dispute Settlement" clause. Laws of the land can be deemed "illegal" in a secret court. Damages awarded and we will never know.
The commitment from the Harper Government to withhold ratification while the case from Hupacasath First Nation was before the Federal Court of Appeal and the decision was under reserve, meant nothing in the end. On a Friday afternoon last September, Emperor Harper once again proved his word means nothing.
We welcome back Brenda Sayers of the Hupacasath First Nation to tell us what has happened since, what is going to happen, and how their efforts can be supported by Canadians across the nation. First Nations are the last peoples who have any rights over their air, water and environment. Their fight is our fight. They are in the position to challenge these terrible deals using the legal system. They need all Canadians' support to protect our future environment for everyone.
The prospects of the framework "International Law" that applies on the Canada-China FIPA limits every level of government from free will and carrying out the decisions of the voters. Why? For corporate profit, what else.
Join us and find how you can help resist the wholesale clearance of Canada by the Corporate Pacification Committee