Free trade agreement with China will leave us vulnerable

As you can see I’m sending this letter to many newspapers because I am worried about the deal that our Prime Minister is signing with China

To the Editor:

As you can see I’m sending this letter to many newspapers because I am very worried about the deal that our Prime Minister is signing with China.

It’s not China I’m worried about, it’s our P.M. I do not trust that he will keep Canada’s interest at heart.

Dear Member of Parliament:

I understand you are a member of The Standing Committee on International Trade.

I am greatly disturbed by the imminent signing of a trade deal with China that will stay in effect for 31 years and cannot be changed for 15 years, even though we may have been left vulnerable as a sovereign country.

Because of NAFTA we have been sued by companies for a potential loss of profits.  Even when we won the case, as in the softwood lumber dispute, we didn’t have the teeth to collect what we were owed.

I’m urging you to allow our elected MPs in the House of Commons to discuss and scrutinize this trade deal to ensure that we will still be able to enact laws that protect our own citizens and that we have reciprocity.

China is a huge country that’s on the move and I don’t think that other countries have the same interest in our sovereignty as we do, therefore the more people who scrutinize this deal the better.

I do hope you will keep Canada’s sovereignty in mind when you discuss this huge deal and its implications.

Sincerely, Donna Stocker, Cawston

 

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