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Is the China-Canada investment agreement a sell-out for Canada? When an agreement is conducted with so much secrecy and lack of consultation with Canadians that Rick Mercer dedicates an entire rant to the subject, you know something is up. Two years ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and then-president Hu Jintao quietly witnessed the signing of … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Who’s Harper working for?
At long last! Finally, a break for me, means a post for you, later today... For now, enjoy some lovely, pointed Christmas humour from Rick Mercer.
“It’s the same situation as the leftover single women. … It will be the same for the oil sands, they will be outdated just like unmarried single women,” ~ Chen Weidong, Chief Energy Researcher, speaking at the Canada China Forum for energy and the environment in Beijing, in reference to China's growing frustration over Canada's delays in … Continue reading Brought to you in part by the impatient foreign investors at CNOOC Energy Economics Institute
“I can retain neither respect nor affection for government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its immorality” ~ Mahatma Gandhi There are two very important things I would ask my readers to do today. First, head on over to http://thecanadian.org/item/1803-how-you-can-help-prevent-the-ratification-of-canada-china-fipa At the link above, you will find detailed and … Continue reading Stories within stories: Harper,why we must stop the Canada-China FIPA and the deal you still don’t really know about.
At this juncture in Canadian history, as our federal government signs what was passed off as a run of the mill trade deal with China that is cloaked in so much secrecy, it brings to mind questions as to the motivation for such a move. It seems that while many have just begun to realise the depth of … Continue reading Repost from June 2012 : “Playing with the Dragon II – The architects behind Canada’s China Policy.”
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor who moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the … Continue reading Food for thought in consideration of the Canada-China FIPA