November 27th, 2012

“The Service Provider shall not issue any publicity or news release or otherwise respond to or contact any member of the media pertaining to this Agreement or the Services without prior consent of the CCAC. Note: These are not contracts of an employer-employee nature. The WWCCAC has enforced this media clause on agencies that are [...]

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Call for Community Involvement

November 27th, 2012

“This is a call for citizens who value free speech and are concerned with local health-care issues to attend the November 28, 2012 open session of the Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre (WWCCAC) Board Meeting.” Call for Community Involvement

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Action Alert

November 20th, 2012

ACTIONS Your comments are needed on the PPS that guides all development in Ontario  at www.nomegaquarry.ca ACTIONS Your comments are needed in response to the draft nuisance bylaw.  It is very undemocratic and will seriously impact our actions as we try to get attention to our issues of concern.  An excellent review of it is on the [...]

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Public Meeting of the CoC -Guelph Chapter November 22

November 20th, 2012

Thursday, November 22nd Choosing our Issues and Actions. Council of Canadians meeting at 10 Carden St. Guelph.  7-9pm. Hear the latest on fracking, Line 9, quarries,pipelines, trade agreements, democracy and food and water security!  Hear the AGM report from a member who attended. Find out who we are and what we are all about . . . [...]

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More Local FIPA Protest

November 11th, 2012

“Members of the Guelph chapter of The Council of Canadians gathered in front of Guelph MP Frank Valeriote’s Cork Street constituency office to warn of the perceived dangers to Canadian sovereignty and democracy if the agreement goes ahead.” http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/local/article/831102–locals-urge-debate-on-investment-agreement

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More FIPA articles

November 6th, 2012

Trade agreements with secret tribunals – Wrong! …with investor protections that avoid environmental considerations…Wrong! …with closed door arbitration outside our courts…Wrong! …with decades long contracts including Canadian water and resources…Wrong! …with protection for our partners that we do not have…Wrong! …with escape clauses from “regulatory expropriation”…Wrong! …with investor rights that supersede labour rights…Wrong! For information [...]

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Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement

November 5th, 2012

The Harper government has signed its Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement without parliamentary discussion and public debate. It can be ratified as early as Nov 8th. The investment treaty will give Chinese firms in Canada and Canadian firms in China 31 years of “protection” from environmental, human rights or resource conservation measures they don’t like. It [...]

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November 5th, 2012

There are many FIPAs already. Many more are in the works.  CETA is in the final stages of negotiation now in Brussels. All of them challenge Canadian public policy in closed-door arbitration outside the normal legal system. Multinationals get one set of rules, we get another. FIPAs create an extra set of rights for investors [...]

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