HEY, CANADIAN TUMBLR
YOU ALL NEED TO FUCKING SIGN THIS.
HELL, THOSE OF YOU YOU AREN’T CANADIAN, FUCKING DO IT ANYWAY.
FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT INFORMED, HARPER LITERALLY JUST SOLD CANADA TO CHINA.
THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO OVERTURN FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL LAWS THAT WOULD STOP THEM FROM DOING SHIT LIKE FRACKING, EVEN IF IT’S ON NATIVE LAND.
SERIOUSLY YOU NEED TO SIGN THIS.
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The NDP issued a statement saying “the agreement will give China’s state-controlled companies the same protection under the law as private Canadian companies.
"In effect, it will give China access to, and control over, some of Canada’s natural resources for the next 31 years."
NDP trade critic Don Davies put forward a motion in the House of Commons in April 22, 2013, calling on the government not to ratify the agreement. The motion was defeated.
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May in a statement on Wednesday said the FIPA with China was a “sell out.”
Deputy Green Party Leader Bruce Hyer added cabinet is, “signing of this deal behind closed doors, instead of giving Parliament a say, is not just undemocratic in itself … it is also a profound attack of Canada’s sovereignty as a nation, and an erosion of the rights of all Canadians to make democratic decisions about our economy, environment, and energy.”
Okay, this only has 440 notes, whereas it should be having fucking street demonstrations. Sign it.
There should be riots in the bloody streets. Seriously. Canadian tumblr, where are you?
This trade deal of Harper’s, FIPA, gives foreign corporations the right to sue Canadian governments for legislating in the public interest and protecting our environment. For the next 31 years.
So, basically, foreign companies can rape and pillage our natural resources as they please, and we can’t even pass any environmental protection laws to stop them.