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Will Harper's Love for Big Business Turn Ugly?

Yves Engler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Yves Engler

Everyone knows the Conservative government is an unabashed supporter of corporations and foreign investors. They have slashed environmental oversight; attacked labour unions; opened the telecommunications sector up to majority foreign ownership; tripled the financial threshold point where the government must do a "net benefit" test of a foreign corporate takeover. Clearly, big business has gotten almost everything it has wanted from Harper's Conservatives. What should we learn from the fact that it still pushes for more? Perhaps a simple truth about capitalism: There is never enough profit.

First Nation's FIPA Challenge Rejected

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A federal court judge has dismissed an application from a small British Columbia aboriginal band trying to stop the Canada-China free trad...

First Nation Challenges China Deal

CBC | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A legal challenge filed in a federal court by the Hupacasath First Nation in B.C. is standing in the way of the Canadian government ratifying a contro...

Conservative Infighting Scuttling China Trade Deal: NDP

CBC | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Business

A delay in the federal government's adoption of a controversial investment treaty with China has energized the Opposition New Democrats, who are oppos...

China Treaty A Threat To Alberta's Control Of Natural Resources

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A soon-to-be ratified investment treaty between Canada and China has the potential to wrest control of natural resources away from the provi...

Rick Mercer On China-Canada Trade Deal: ‘Was Dr. Evil There?’

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.08.2012 | Canada Business

Rick Mercer doesn’t like the way the Harper government signed on to a trade deal with China, and he wants to know just how many supervillains were i...

What You Should Know About New Trade Deal With China

CBC | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada Politics

The federal government has come under heavy scrutiny from opposition parties and critics alike after Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed an investmen...

Apparently, We Can Put a Price on Democracy

David Suzuki | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

Our government is ramming through another omnibus budget bill, and is set to sign a deal with China, both of which seem aimed at facilitating the pipeline and other resource-extraction projects. Why would anyone want to sell out our interests, democratic processes and future like this? And why would we put up with it?

China Trade Deal Could Cost Canada: Critics

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government has rejected demands for public hearings on its investment protection agreement with China, leaving the controversial ...

Did Canada Just Sign A 'Corporate Rights Pact'?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Business

A China-Canada trade agreement the Harper government signed earlier this month amounts to a “corporate rights pact” that will make it harder for C...