Wednesday, June 5, 2013
12:30pm @ MP James Lunny’s office
6-6894 Island Highway, North Nanaimo
Idle No More, the Council of Canadians and Common Causes – Solidarity rally to support the Hupacasath First Nation as they begin the first day of their court challenge against the Canada-China FIPA (Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement).
The Harper Conservative government signed this ‘corporate rights’ agreement without any notice or consultation with First Nations or the Canadian public. This is a violation of Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution. This ‘corporate rights’ agreement will allow corporations to sue governments for the loss of ‘potential profits’ when governments pass laws, measures or policies that protect the public interest or the environment but which restrict corporations.
Please join Idle No More, the Council of Canadians and Common Causes in solidarity with the Hupacasath First Nation as they take on this fight for all Canadians.