Trade deal with China not good for Canadians

I am strongly against the FIPA deal and believe we—Canadian citizens—have a say in issues that directly impact our country.

To the editor:

I am writing this to create awareness as a concerned citizen of the repercussions of the FIPA agreement. (Canada-China investment treaty.)

I am strongly against the FIPA deal and believe we—Canadian citizens—have a say in issues that directly impact our country.

The fact that the government is not bringing this issue to vote or open to the public’s attention is extremely worrisome. I thought we lived in a democratic society but this kind of action and behaviour from our government is proving to be a dictatorship.

It is astonishing to me that the people the citizens of Canada have elected to be in power would agree to such an action that could and probably would leave Canada’s natural resources devastated and completely depleted. Just because the land possesses such powerful resources doesn’t mean we need to exploit it. There are other solutions to energy production that have much less damaging effects to the environment in which we live.

It’s time for Canada to be progressive and on the front lines of clean, renewable energy sources. This land offers much diversity and her people should be respectful, responsible, and eager to investigate positive footprints to leave on this beautiful place.

Jessica Meier,

Kelowna

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