The Canada/China Investment Agreement, FIPA, is the most sweeping trade deal in years and will be implemented in less that a week with no debate and no votes.
This agreement would allow Chinese-state owned enterprises the right to claim damages against any municipal, provincial, territorial and federal government decisions it doesn't like.
It allows China to spend billions buying Canada's natural resource industries.
Lawsuits against Canadian governments would be held in secret tribunals outside Canadian legal channels.
Right now, Belgium is facing a $53billion lawsuit from one of China's companies because of a similar foreign investment agreement to FIPA.
Canada does not need this sell-out of our security, sovereignty and democracy.
FIPA must not go ahead.
Dianne Carlson, Surrey