Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Canada Selling Sovereignty to China in New Treaty

China has managed to get Canada to sell a portion of its sovereignty in a new treaty that's raising eyebrows:

http://www.newsweek.com/new-treaty-allows-china-sue-canada-change-its-laws-270751




Better not let the Congress Party hear about this, or they'll be signing many such treaties with China.

Canada's ruling party claims this treaty is beneficial for the country because by lowering the risk to Chinese investments, it will encourage more Chinese money to flow into Canada. That's literally their sole argument.

Meanwhile, China gets the opportunity to fight cases in Canadian courts to overturn laws they find inimical to them, without any requirement for the case to be disclosed to the public while it's being fought. China in no way cedes any new market access to Canada. Chinese investments will face no public scrutiny or foreign investment review. Such investment deals may even be allowed irrespective of obligations to aboriginal communities.

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