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Canada's Relationship With First Nations Is a Failure

Mark Taliano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Taliano

Canada's relationship with First Nations peoples is a rapidly accelerating failure, borne of its contempt for international and national law, and an overarching moral weakness, outgrowths of its atrophied sense of self.

The Secret Trade Treaty You Need to Know About

Mark Taliano | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Taliano

In June, 2013, the 300 strong Hupacasath First Nation launched a court action with the Federal Court to stop ratification of a proposed 31-year trade treaty that, among other things, gives Chinese companies unprecedented power over Canadian resources. The Chief Justice of the Federal Court presided over the hearings, and a decision will be made by the end of August, or in early September.

Canadian Doublespeak and Corporate Power

Mark Taliano | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada
Mark Taliano

Corporate empowerment deals, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the as yet unratified Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA), a bilateral agreement with China, empower corporations to the extent that government legislation becomes subordinated to corporate profits. There are ways to combat this, but it will not be easy.

First Nation Challenges Trade Deal

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Members of a small British Columbia aboriginal band are in a federal court room in Vancouver this week, as their 300-member community trie...

B.C. Election 2013: What The Parties Plan To Tell You

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

The B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, sent all four parties a questionnaire pushing them for clear positions on how they would stop the erosion of our privacy rights and defend our access to government records through Freedom of Information. On April 30th, we received responses from the NDP, the Liberals, and the Greens (we've yet to hear back from the Conservatives). They all had interesting, if decidedly different things to say.

Stop Canada-China Deal: B.C. First Nation

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A B.C. First Nation has asked the Federal Court to stop Canada from ratifying an investment treaty with China until it and other bands hav...