To the Editor:
Thirty-one years is a long time for Canada to commit to a trade deal that Canadians haven’t even had a chance to debate or find out the details.
For 31 years, Canada can get sued by the Chinese if we threaten any of their potential earnings by limiting their business in Canada. For 31 years the Chinese government will have more rights than Canadians to determine what happens to our environment in our own country.
Even if we vote in a beneficial government next time that puts the priority on training Canadians instead of hiring temporary Chinese slave workers, the Conservative government is by law locking Canadians into a deal that we cannot get out of without funneling all our taxpayer dollars into court fines.
Harper is committing economic treason with the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) and we don’t seem to be able to stop him. People are not going to accept this. Trouble is coming — planning ahead, Harper has given permission for the FBI and the CIA to take care of Canadian troublemakers and install them in his prisons for profit.
Lawyers, we need you now! There must be some way to get clear of this despot!