LETTER: Corporations hold real power in Canada

Reader Bob Abrahams is concerned about secret trade negotiations.

LETTER: Corporations hold real power in Canada

In the upcoming federal election, it does not matter who becomes prime minister or which party forms the government. The days when politicians make policy are long gone. It is the corporations that pressure the government to make laws concerning politics, economics, environmental, labour and social issues.

To prove my point, people should become familiar with the secret trade negotiations Canada’s government is currently involved in.

1. Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (with European nations) – CETA.

2. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (with European nations) – TTIP and

3. Trans-Pacific Partnership – TPP. See in whose hands power really lies!

Democracy in Canada? Open your eyes.

Bob Abrahams

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