November 1, 2012
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey)
Thomas is calling on OPSEU members to send a message to Prime Minister
Stephen Harper today.
“We’re telling him to put the brakes
on the secret trade deal he’s signed with China,” Thomas said.
“If approved by Parliament, this deal will give Chinese companies the
right to sue Canadian governments who attempt to protect our jobs,
resources, and public services. The Canada-China Foreign Investment
Promotion and Protection Act (FIPA) will turn Canada into nothing more
a resource colony of China.”
Not long ago in Canada,
international trade deals were subject to many months of public scrutiny
and intense debate. But on the Canada-China FIPA, Stephen Harper has so
far refused to let a proper debate take place. That’s why thousands of
Canadians from unions, the women’s movement, and dozens of other groups
will be demanding that Harper hold parliamentary hearings into the
Canada-China FIPA. Messages should be sent today, November 1.
To send a message to
Stephen Harper and your Member of Parliament, please visit the Council
of Canadians web site