FIPA needs more scrutiny

This is to object in the strongest possible terms to the proposed FIPA agreement between our country and China

This is to object in the strongest possible terms to the proposed FIPA agreement between our country and China.

All the advantages in this agreement will go to China, with very little benefit for Canada and certainly not enough to offset the negative impacts for our country. The ruling regime in China is amongst the most repressive in the world in terms of international human rights. Ask any Tibetan to find verification of that claim. There is nothing resembling a true quid pro quo in dealing with the regime presently in power in China.

This agreement needs far more scrutiny and input from independent trade experts and the Canadian public, before it comes close to seeing the light of day.

Jack Thornburgh

North Saanich