Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have passed a bill. It gives China the right to sue, in secret tribunals, so that if a Canadian law interferes with Chinese investments that law can be overturned. This includes overriding treaties signed with our First Nations.
As John Ralston Saul noted, Canada is “Burdened with the laziest elite of any developed nation; people who have made their fortunes by selling off the country’s resources and working for more energetic foreigners. They are most comfortable on their knees, admiring those from larger countries who have bought them.”
In essence Canada has been sold to the Chinese and the people of Canada no longer get the slightest say in how the country is run.
Have I mentioned recently how much I loathe Stephen Harper?
To my American friends: this is a warning. If that can happen here it can happen in your country as well.