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  • Petitioned Ed Fast

This petition was delivered to:

Minister of International Trade
Ed Fast
Member of Parliament of Canada (CPC): Kelowna-Lake Country
Ron Cannan
Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
Leader - Green Party of Canada, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands
Elizabeth May
Governor General of Canada
David Johnston

Prime Minister Harper: Stop FIPA deal with China NOW and allow debate in House of Commons!

    1. James MacGregor
    2. Petition by

      James MacGregor

      Kelowna, Canada

Any day now, a controversial trade agreement between Canada and China could take effect, unless we Canadians speak out! The Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) would allow expanded investment by communist China in our natural resource industry.
What is especially disturbing about this deal is that it would allow China to secretly sue governments in Canada (municipal, provincial or federal) in the event they deem that Chinese profits are being threatened - i.e.: if British Columbia tries to block the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline! To make matters worse, the deal would bind Canadians for up to 31 years.
Regrettably, Canada's government appears unwilling to consult with the Canadian public or provincial governments. They have also instructed their MPs to tow the party line and support the deal, even if they privately have reservations about it. The Harper government also is refusing to debate FIPA in the House of Commons.
Canada, let's TAKE ACTION and stop this risky deal and tell Canada's government to consult with the provinces and allow debate in the House of Commons on any trade deal with China. It's only due to public outcry that the Government hasn't yet ratified this deal.  Please sign and share this petition, to voice your opposition to FIPA!
Let's not forsake Canada's rights and freedoms for short-term economic gain!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Hupacasath First Nation files affidavits in case against China-Canada FIPA:

      James MacGregor
      Petition Organizer
      Hupacasath First Nation files affidavits in case against China-Canada FIPA: The SinoFile

      A BC 'David' formally launches its campaign against 'Goliath' in faraway Ottawa -- and Beijing. If Canadian legislators do sign a pending 31-year trade agreement with China, it likely won't happen anytime soon - not if First Nations and other Canadians across the country have anything to say about it.

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures
    3. Cons and Libs tag team to defeat NDP motion to stop FIPA

      James MacGregor
      Petition Organizer
      Parliament rejects NDP motion to stop FIPA

      Chris Lane The Canadian House of Commons voted 170-88 Monday against an NDP motion to stop the Canada-China FIPA.The motion was tabled by Vancouver-Kingsway MP Don Davies, and asked the government not to ratify FIPA, a treaty that was signed last fall between Canada and Chi

    4. STOP FIPA!!!

      James MacGregor
      Petition Organizer
      Urgent: Tell our MPs to vote to STOP the Canada-China FIPA!

      Breaking news from Ottawa -- In just 24 hours, a vote in Parliament could stop the secretive and extreme Canada-China investor deal, FIPA, for good. If the Canada-China FIPA is ratified, this extreme and secretive deal would pave the way for a massive natural resource buyout, and allow China's companies to sue Canadian governments in secret tribunals for unlimited damages, restricting Canadians from making democratic decisions about our economy, environment and energy.

    5. First Nations seek to hold up ratification of Canada-China FIPA

      James MacGregor
      Petition Organizer
      First Nations seek to hold up ratification of Canada-China foreign investment treaty

      OTTAWA-First Nations groups have added their voices to opposition to Canada's planned foreign investment agreement with China, notifying the Harper government they are going to court in an attempt to hold up ratification of the controversial treaty.

    6. Hupacasath File Injunction to Stop FIPPA - The Harbinger

      James MacGregor
      Petition Organizer
      Hupacasath File Injunction to Stop FIPPA

      Just hours ago, the Hupacasath First Nation in BC officially put Prime Minister Harper on notice. They plan to file a legal injunction to stop him from ratifying FIPA, the secretive and extreme Canada-China investors' deal. First Nations Demand Harper Government Honour Constitutional Duty to Consult Regarding the Canada China FIPPA On November 29th, the Chiefs Council...

    7. Reached 2,500 signatures
    8. 2 weeks past and no FIPA ratification

      James MacGregor
      Petition Organizer

      We are more than 2 weeks past the date when FIPA was eligible to be ratified, but it hasn't happened. That means that all our voices are making an impact. Keep it up and let's tell Harper to have an open debate at the very least, before FIPA becomes reality!

    9. Ratification possibly not until November 9th.

      James MacGregor
      Petition Organizer

      According to this article http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/brent-patterson/2012/10/update-canada-china-fipa-be-ratified-within-days, FIPPA may not be ratified until after Harper returns from an Asia trip on Nov. 9th. We still have time to stop this. Please share through your networks, contact your local newspapers and TV stations. This must be allowed to be openly debated in the House of Commons!

    10. Reached 2,000 signatures
    11. Petition deadline extended

      James MacGregor
      Petition Organizer

      I have extended the deadline for the petition by 2 days to Nov. 3rd in the hopes that ratification of FIPPA can at least be delayed. Let's put the heat on government to agree to open debate on FIPPA! Great job everyone, closing in on 2000 in under 4 days - awesome!

    12. Reached 1,500 signatures
    13. 1000 signers

      James MacGregor
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to everyone's support, we have reached 1000 signatures in less than 2 days. I will be delivering this petition later today - a day earlier than originally planned. It will remain open for more to sign until Nov. 1st. Our friends at Leadnow.ca have delivered 60K signers to Parliament Hill. Let's help them out! Good job everyone!

    14. Reached 1,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • James Gainer PETERBOROUGH, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      The FIPA agreement does not benifit Canada in any way.. the NAFTA agreement has taken good jobs out of Canada, and tghis does not benifit the Majority of Canadians do not allow this deal to go through

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    • Matthew Lamothe KITCHENER, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      Stop selling our country!!!! JESUS CHRIST MAN, WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?!?! IIIDIOT.

      Your plan is to have us literally ENSLAVED to other countries, for what? Short term gain to help win the next election?? I wish I could spit right in your treasonous face.

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    • Dale Thingvold CHILLIWACK, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      First I heard of this! Where is the public consultation. "China can sue, binding for 31 years... Crazy stuff and kind of scary.

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    • Eloisa Santos OTTAWA, CANADA
      • 5 months ago

      WE NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT CANADA IS GAINING/LOSING BEFORE FORGING AHEAD WITH A CONTRACT WITH CHINA OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY ABOUT CANADIAN RESOURCES.

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    • Jami Coombs MATTICE, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      Because Harper is breaking the law!!!

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