Date: 2013/06/03 -- Category/Categories: Events

Idle No More, Serpent River First Nation, UBCIC, Chiefs of Ontario and others will be rallying in support of the Hupacasath First Nation court challenge against Harper’s secretive Canada-China Investment Deal (FIPPA). Your support is needed! Join them for a Unity Gathering on June 5th, 12:30 pm, at the Vancouver Federal Court House, 701 West ...

Date: 2013/06/03 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party continues to throw its full support behind the British-Columbia-based Hupacasath as the First Nation prepares to appear in federal court Wednesday to Friday. The Hupacasath have taken Prime Minister Stephen Harper to court over his failure to consult with them on the Canada-China Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA), contrary to their ...

Date: 2013/05/28 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands, today expressed her frustration and concern after Conservative and Liberal Members of Parliament in the Finance Committee voted against her attempt to add a definition of “national security” to the Investment Canada Act. “For years, the Conservatives have been promising a definition as they accepted the CNOOC ...

Date: 2013/05/27 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my second petition today is from residents of Richmond, Comox, Vancouver and Victoria. It calls on the government to refuse to ratify the Canada–China investment treaty as it will compromise Canadian sovereignty and allow Chinese state-owned enterprises to bring arbitration cases against Canada for laws passed municipally, provincially or federally, or ...

Date: 2013/05/07 -- Category/Categories: Householders

Why should Canadians care about investor-state treaties? One of the issues that was frequently raised in the last round of town hall meetings I held with constituents in January 2013 was the threat of the Canada-China Investment Treaty.  As I write this, the treaty has still not been ratified.  While this is very good news, ...

Date: 2013/05/06 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. The first is primarily from residents of Alberta and Vancouver. They are calling on the government and this House to stand against the ratification of the Canada-China investment treaty. Their concerns are many, but they state concern with the superior ability of China’s state-owned ...

Date: 2013/05/01 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. The first petition is from residents of Vancouver and of Hudson, Quebec. The petitioners call upon the government to cease the efforts to ratify the Canada-China investment treaty, noting that it is an infringement on our sovereignty and threatens our ability to pass laws ...

Date: 2013/04/22 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my second petition comes from residents of Vancouver and Edmonton. The petitioners are calling on the House to inform the executive of the Government of Canada not to ratify the Canada-China investment treaty as it will create undue and unbalanced rights for the People’s Republic of China to the detriment of ...

Date: 2013/04/22 -- Category/Categories: Statements

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I would like to wish all members of this House a happy Earth Day. Today is the 43rd anniversary of that celebration, but please excuse me if I do not feel like celebrating. The only motion before us today that has any environmental content is the NDP motion from its last ...

Date: 2013/04/19 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

On September 9th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed an agreement with China, the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (FIPA). The agreement was kept from the Canadian public and Parliament until September 26th, when it was quietly made public, tabled in the House of Commons. No press release. No technical briefing. Given his extreme ...

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