Government deal sells out Canada

NANAIMO: Why aren’t the citizens of Canada up in arms about the federal Conservative government’s sellout of Canada’s sovereignty?

To the Editor,

Why aren’t the citizens of Canada up in arms about the federal Conservative government’s latest sellout of Canada’s sovereignty?

Could it be that they don’t wish us to know all the dirty deals they are signing with China in the secretive FIPA trade agreement? Where is the parliamentary discussions about what we are getting into? Where is the open dialogue from the government we were promised?

They are going to inform us after they have signed the trade deal and then explain how they have given the Chinese the right to sue us  for monetary loss if things don’t go right for their businesses.

Even if a new government is elected and rescinds the law, it will still be in effect for at least 15 years.

Is this the kind of democracy we want and expect these days – one in which our freedom and rights and country are slowly being eroded and changed to suit the temperament of foreign businesses and governments?

If not, we all need to raise our collective voices and shout at our representatives to start representing we, the majority, not them, the lobbyists and special interest groups who have no allegiance to this country.

If we want to keep our country strong and free for our children, then it’s time to make some noise.

Keri Boulter

Nanaimo