Doubts remain about MP’s interpretation of FIPA

Dear editor,

We are very concerned about how the FIPA agreement will affect the future of our country.

Dear editor,

We are very concerned about how the FIPA agreement will affect the future of our country particularly as it relates to our children and grandchildren.

From what we have read, it certainly will have a serious detrimental affect on our democratic rights including our right to protect our environment. It feels as if our birth rights, according to our constitution, are being threatened.

Our personal opinion is that our priority is to acknowledge that planet Earth is our home and that we are its caretakers rather then it being bartered as a commodity for financial gain.

John Duncan tells us the FIPA agreement does not impair Canada’s environmental culture and safeguards while at the same time his government is either eliminating or reducing environmental protection for the benefit of corporations (apparently including Chinese corporations) until they are virtually non-existent.

He tells us the agreement safeguards Canadian investment in China while not addressing the alarming questions that have arisen regarding the risks and detrimental affects that it could have in undermining our own economy and/or democratic rights. Nor does he comment on the effects it would have on the future well-being of our children and grandchildren.

John Duncan, we invite you to have an open discussion with the people you represent to answer their questions and deep concerns and to explain why, in spite of their concerns, you personally support this agreement.

Surely it is time that we have, as promised, an open rather then secretive and misleading government in Ottawa.

Rowan and Barbara Ley,

Comox

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

City of Courtenay 2019 annual report available for review

The City of Courtenay has released the draft 2019 Annual Report highlighting… Continue reading

Scaled-down Comox Valley Exhibition set for Aug. 28-30

The Comox Valley Exhibition is a go for 2020. The annual event… Continue reading

Military personnel relocation producing many foreign licence plates in the Comox Valley

Comox Mayor Russ Arnott is asking the public to consider the possible… Continue reading

Royston pub wants people to ‘drop five’ to keep music alive

Charlie Aiken thinks his plan can help artists and venues alike

Comox Valley Indigenous woman pushing for hockey name change

Agi Seaweed Wisden says the headdress isn’t even part of Island Indigenous culture

VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

Travel restrictions inspiring co-operation in border communities

Small border towns are asking for exemption to travel ban

B.C. First Nation adopts ‘digital twinning’ software to better manage territory

Software allows users to visualize what a mountain might look like if the trees on its slopes were logged

Woman arrested near Nanaimo beach after alleged road rage incidents

37-year-old woman facing charges including assault, assaulting a police officer, impaired driving

All inquiry recommendations implemented after fatal Port Hardy RCMP shooting: Ministry

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. cleared the RCMP officers involved of wrongdoing

Leave your deets when dining: Restaurants taking personal info to trace COVID-19

Health officials say indoor dining presents a higher risk

Raptors kneel for both American and Canadian anthems ahead of tipoff

Majority of players have substituted their names on the backs of their jerseys with racial and social justice messages

Most Read