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 we Canadians into a deal that we cannot get out of without funneling all our taxpayer dollars into court fines.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is committing economic treason through Canada-China Foreign Investment Partnership Agreement (FIPA) and we don’t seem to be able to stop him.
People are not going to accept this. Lawyers, we need you now.