April 17th, 2013

Canada-China agreement cannot be ratified in current form

We need an agreement that is consistent with the best interests of Canadians and allows us to maintain control of our natural resources

OTTAWA – Negotiated behind closed doors by the government and containing significant gaps, the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) has not been unanimously accepted, even among the Conservatives. New Democrats urge the government to inform China without delay that it will not ratify this agreement in its current form.

New Democrat International Trade critic, Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), will table the following motion on opposition day, Thursday:

“That, in the opinion of this House, the government should inform the Government of the People's Republic of China, that it will not ratify the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.”