Time is running out

Trade deal will hand our sovereignty over to the Chinese government

We have less than a week to intervene in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s attempt to pull the wool over our eyes.

This time it’s with the passing of the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement. This agreement will give countries like China the ability to sue us, in secret tribunals outside of Canada, at all levels of our government, if those governments (federal, provincial or municipal) do anything that would limit their company’s profits in Canada.

Here we are standing out in the weather waving placards and ranting and raving about Albertan oil coming to our coast and it’s all falling on deaf ears

Meanwhile our elected prime minister is signing deals that will punish us if we don’t follow his rules. What kind of leadership is he promoting anyway? We put him in power to  do what the majority of Canadians want.

We must hold a referendum on this subject and any other issues that affect our lives. Remember, if Harper signs this agreement we are stuck with it for 31 years.

R.A. Cuffe

 

Parksville