New Treaty Allows China to Sue Canada to Change its Laws

New Treaty Allows China to Sue Canada to Change its Laws

Postby TexanforUNA » Sep 16, 2014 12:12 pm

Would be really interested to hear Canadian opinion on this article.
http://www.newsweek.com/new-treaty-allo ... aws-270751

This seems to be exactly what Diane Francis warned about in her book "Merger of the Century".
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Re: New Treaty Allows China to Sue Canada to Change its Laws

Postby Americalex » Sep 16, 2014 7:44 pm

I know that Harper has been very close to China in terms of interests.. a bit like the Bushes are with the Saudis.

I haven't analysed the deal but assuming it is dramatized and that in actuality such things are rather normal for trade deals, I would think that the interest in doing so is because more than half of Chinese millionaires are expected to leave China, and that is A LOT of people, roughly half a million. Those people will bring their capital with them and having this trade deal probably enables linkages to occur that will make their migration to Canada a favorable affair. I'm just trying to look at it from an undemonized perspective.

Diana Francis and Barbara Kay are well known conservative-socialist pundits, their stance on many things is ignorantly populist.
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Re: New Treaty Allows China to Sue Canada to Change its Laws

Postby Windwalker » Sep 17, 2014 5:33 pm

I read the linked article. I think it is "bad" simply because it represents energy-resources leaving North America for Asia.

That said, I understand the concept behind opening up trade with China.

And lastly, I thought that China and Canada were both already members of the WTO? (which would mean China already HAS the power to sue Canada, without this specific deal).
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