I am writing to express my concern about FIPA, the new trade agreement that Canada is about to enter into with China.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed it in Vladivostok, Russia on September 8 and tabled in the House of Commons on September 26.
Most people are only now becoming aware that this is happening. I can’t believe that our federal government would commit us to the biggest trade deal since NAFTA without any discussion, debate or vote.
This deal will make it easy for Chinese companies to buy up huge amounts of Canadian resources. After that the Chinese can sue Canada in a secret tribunal if any level of government from federal to municipal makes any regulation that impacts the Chinese company’s expected profits. Also, we’ll be locked into this treaty for over 30 years. It’s absolutely ridiculous that our government would try to slide something like this through without most Canadians even being aware.