September 15, 2014
Reminder to Liberals - remember that vote on the China-Canada Foreign Investment Protection Agreement?
What have the Liberals been telling Canadians about the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA)?
The agreement locks Canada in to a secret process giving Chinese companies a say in Canadian investments and natural resources.
If you spent a bit of time on Google, you might find these quotes:
“Liberals have raised concerns about provisions of this agreement, particularly on the issues of transparency during arbitration, termination of the agreement, and the length of time the agreement is in force.”
Email response on behalf of Justin Trudeau, April 25, 2013
“The Liberal Party does have serious concerns with the Canada-China FIPA.”
Joyce Murray, April 25, 2013
“The Liberal Party has raised concerns about provisions in the Canada-China investment agreement”
Wayne Easter, House of Commons, April 18, 2013
But don’t be fooled. When the issue of FIPA was put to a vote in the House of Commons all the Liberals present – including Justin Trudeau - voted in favour of the agreement and with Stephen Harper.
That’s on their record.