“Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, denounced Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s unprecedented move to ratify the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). Ratification of the international accord by Cabinet was made without debate or public consultation.” – Green Party press release.
This illuminating document also includes Deputy Leader Bruce Hyer’s observation that “Cabinet’s signing of the deal behind closed doors, instead of giving Parliament a say, is not just undemocratic, it is also a profound attack on Canada’s sovereignty as a nation… The Conservatives have now allowed for Chinese interests to sue in secret tribunals if they don’t like our laws. In effect, Stephen Harper has allowed for a foreign state to rewrite Canadian law in order to protect their interests.”
In my opinion, the Green Party’s mollycoddling of the LGBT “community” and their agenda is appalling and inexcusable, but they certainly have it right when it comes to China’s greed and total lack of concern for the environment. The entire press release is well-worth reading in full.
Not only are the Chinese well on the way to destroying their own environment, they will now have a free run at wrecking our as well – thanks to Stephen Harper and his so-called “conservatives”.
For shame. I will never vote for the Conservatives again.
Read the Green Party press release here.
You can read several items on this issue by guest writer Mihael Willman and myself, going back to October 2012, see here.
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