Showing posts with the label Trade

A Global Ban on Left-Wing Politics?

That’s what the new rules being smuggled into trade agreements are delivering. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 5th November 2013 Remember that referendum about whether we should create a single market with the United States? You know, the one that asked whether corporations should have the power to strike down our laws? No, I don’t either. Mind you, I spent ten minutes looking for my watch the other day, before I realised I was wearing it. Forgetting about the referendum is another sign of ageing. Because there must have been one, mustn’t there? After all that agonising over whether or not we should stay in the European Union(1), the government wouldn’t cede our sovereignty to some shadowy, undemocratic body without consulting us.  Would it?

Canada-China Trade Deal is Too One-Sided

Financial Post - Diane Francis. There is nothing in this deal with China that will protect Canadians. Details here. ===== PinP : Francis is no raging left-winger. She describes herself as a free-enterpriser and her columns over the years are testament to that. There's no doubt this China trade deal, which apparently our leader, Stephen The Great, has already ratified with no formal debate in parliament, sells out our country.  Just recently, a Canadian military intelligence officer was tried for selling secrets to Russia. When all is said and done, I wonder,  who will have done more harm to our country, the traitor or the Prime Minister?  Think about it.

National Farmers Union Warns New Trade Agreement with EU Could Crush Canadian Farmers

New "FTA" threatens famers' right to save seed, NFU warns. (PDF) Grain stored on open ground. l.p. photo