Re: "Treaty with China not as scary as some fear," Nov. 6.
So Andrew Coyne thinks the Canada-China investment protection treaty is good for Canada, does he?
Well, British Columbians who oppose Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline certainly don't agree. If the prime minister ratifies the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements, China, which has a minority investment interest in Enbridge, is in a position to sue the government of B.C. should the government interfere with or try to block the construction of the pipeline - something that the NDP has promised to do should it be elected next year.
In effect, FIPA does an end run around the legitimate protests of the majority of British Columbians who are against the insanity this pipeline and the resulting tanker traffic represent for our province.
It's not just Elizabeth May, as Coyne implies, who thinks this agreement has "grave and sweeping implications for Canada's sovereignty, security and democracy." Many British Columbians agree with her and are outraged.
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