Oct 29 2012
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[Editor's Note: Update October 29: The complete text of the proposed Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) is available at: http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/fipa-apie/china-text-chine.aspx?lang=en&view=d. The following was originally posted October 26:]
Demand more transparency and more democracy on the Canada-China trade deal
You might be surprised to learn that on Oct 31, the federal government plans to quietly approve the “Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.” This deal will bind Canadians for 31 years — a full generation.
There is no plan for debate in the House of Commons or examination by a legislative committee or provincial governments.
Why do you need know about this?
Raise your voice for more transparency and more democracy.
The David Suzuki Foundation
[Editor's Note: The post this email refers to can be found on the David Suzuki Foundation's website at: http://action2.davidsuzuki.org/undemocratic-trade-deal.]