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NAFTA's Chapter 11 Makes Canada Most-Sued Country Under Free Trade Tribunals

Source: Huffington Post

"Canada is the most-sued country under the North American Free Trade Agreement and a majority of the disputes involve investors challenging the country’s environmental laws, according to a new study.

The study from the left-leaning Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) found that more than 70 per cent of claims since 2005 have been brought against Canada, and the number of challenges under a controversial settlement clause is rising sharply.

The investor-state dispute settlement mechanism contained in NAFTA’s chapter 11 grants investors the right to sue foreign governments without first pursuing legal action in the country’s court systems, in order to protect foreign investors from discrimination. Drafters of the 1994 treaty included the provision to protect U.S. and Canadian investors against corruption in Mexican courts.

Critics argue that the mechanism limits governments from enacting policies on legitimate public concerns such as the environment and labour or human rights, and that negotiations are often carried out in secret."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/01/14/canada-sued-investor-state-dispute-ccpa_n_6471460.html

Beware all trade agreements!!

Farage at Trump rally: 'I wouldn't vote for Clinton if you paid me'

Source: The Guardian

Midway through a speech in Mississippi Trump described “Brexit” as a bid for independence and drew parallels to his own campaign, declaring a Trump presidency would bring about “American independence”.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/24/nigel-farage-donald-trump-rally-hillary-clinton#_=_

Next, the Trump children donned blackface and sang a rousing version of "De Camptown Races" to engage the African American vote then he resurrected the ghost of Joseph Goebbels to talk about the plight of chicken farmers in Bavaria after WWI and the crowd went wild....

Trump Claims America Should Never Have Given Canada Its Independence

I realize he is an American "candidate", but his ignorance is really starting to piss off your neighbors.

From the Burrard Street Journal.

“I personally think it was the biggest mistake in American history, giving Canada back. Look at that place now, it’s falling to pieces. It’s overrun by godless, gunless hippies and it’s such a shame to see.”

Ya well Donald you are an unrepentant git.

“I’m not sure there is any evidence to support this theory, Donald,” Kilmeade intervened. “I mean wasn’t Canada founded by Britain and France who invaded–” “No, are you kidding me?” Trump interrupted. “You think that either of those guys know the first thing about war? No Canada has belonged to America since Jesus’ time, and that’s a fact.”

Dude is a nut job, plain and simple, and it is your job America to call him on his horse s**t before this gets too far.

May I humbly suggest #DonaldHorseshit

Posted by billpolonsky | Tue Aug 2, 2016, 07:29 PM (8 replies)
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