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

 

 

Just Posted

Annual pickleball tournament fills up quickly

Two-day event to take place indoors at Oceanside Place May 24-25

Lighthouse Country bus tour to focus on area’s tourism destinations

Business assocation wants more tourists to come to the area

Flock of spinners holding fleece and fibre fair in Coombs

Annual event raises money for Bradley Centre, supports local producers and vendors

BC Ferries CEO, president speaks to Parksville and Qualicum Beach chambers

Guest asks about Vancouver Island resident discount fares

Local plant artist featured in national exhibit and in Qualicum Beach

Sherry Mitchell showing in Ottawa and at The Gallery at Qualicum Art Supply

VIDEO: After the floods, comes the cleanup as Grand Forks rebuilds

Business owners in downtown wonder how long it will take for things to go back to normal

Horgan defends fight to both retain and restrict Alberta oil imports

Alberta says pipeline bottlenecks are kneecapping the industry, costing millions of dollars a day

B.C. Transit shows off NextRide bus technology

New technology allows for real-time tracking, to be rolled out through early 2019

Police release video on how to ‘run, hide, fight’ if there’s an active shooter

Vancouver police offer video with input from E-Comm, BC EHS, Vancouver Fire and Rescue

RCMP caution boaters after two kids pass out from carbon monoxide poisoning

Both children were given oxygen and taken to hospital

B.C. invests $115M to create 200 new nurse practitioner jobs

Health Minister says 780,000 B.C. residents don’t have a family doctor

Supreme Court rules social housing residents in B.C. deserve rights too

Tenants trying to stabilize their living situations should not face less legal rights than those paying market rates: Judge

Union calls on prime minister to step into ‘stalled’ Phoenix compensation talks

For more than two years, thousands of federal workers have been affected by Phoenix system

Judge: President Trump can’t block critics on Twitter

The judge had suggested that Trump mute rather than block some of his critics

Most Read