https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/31/justin-trudeau-kinder-morgan-pipeline-china-did-he-fear-being-sued Did Canada buy an oil pipeline in fear of being sued by China? The logic to Trudeau’s action may lie in an obscure and overlooked 2014 agreement to ensure China got a pipeline built Bruce Livesey Last modified on Thu 31 May 2018 19.02 BST Justin Trudeau in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday. Photograph: Canadian […]
2018-05-01 David Orchard. The Kinger Morgan kowtow. Vancouver Sun.
With thanks to Marjaleena: Hello all, This in yesterday’s (May 1) Vancouver Province, unedited, but also edited in Saskatoon Star Phoenix and Regina Leader Post. (Unfortunately, the latter two saw fit to edit out an important paragraph, which I have italicized below. Too strong a statement?) It would be great if you could put your comments […]
2018-03-26 Beginning of the end’ for secret [ISDS] corporate courts [UK article]. Campaigners celebrate as courts prove illegal
I posted the official news of this earlier: 2018-03-06 Significant. European Court of Justice rules on ISDS (Investor State Dispute Settlement) clauses. The importance of this article: community-based publications operating to put important information like this into the hands of everyday people. AND! some repetition is good for my memory! With thanks to Janet […]
2018-03-06 Significant. European Court of Justice rules on ISDS (Investor State Dispute Settlement) clauses.
With thanks to Janet E: Today the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled . . . From “client earth”: For immediate release – Tuesday, 6 March 2018 New ECJ ruling could spell the end of 200 intra-EU investment agreements and would be a big win for environmental protection in Europe Today, a landmark […]
2018-02-15 Tearing up NAFTA? Please start with Chapter 11, re Bilcon’s $500 million claim against Canadians. iPolitics
The article below is about our sovereignty. There is so much more on the table than money CLOSELY RELATED: About Summits. Cost, # Police, # Protesters, # Arrests & WHY? Tearing up NAFTA? Please start with Chapter 11 https://ipolitics.ca/2018/02/15/tear-nafta-lets-start-chapter-11/ By Michael Harris. Canada has been sued 41 times under the investment provisions in NAFTA, […]
2018-01-29 Important development re NAFTA Chapter 11 (ISDS clause), the Bilcon Digby Neck case
Many thanks to Janet E for her continuing updates. A NAFTA tribunal held Canada liable for rejecting a bid by Bilcon (an American company) to build a gravel quarry in the ecologically sensitive coastal area of Digby Neck, N.S. It is estimated that Canada would have to pay more than $500 million, just for protecting […]
2018-01-20 It appears that the NAFTA ISDS clause does not exist. A note to the CBC.
To maintain my calm and good nature (ha ha!), I wrote after listening to – – – (CBC, The House) Montreal NAFTA talks could signal beginning of the end (9 minutes) RELATED POSTINGS: 2017-11-01 NZ joins the trend for countries to say no to ISDS (NAFTA and other trade deals) 2017-07-28 A monster payday in […]
2017-11-04 What’s happening? Some highlights.
EU on brink of historic decision on pervasive glyphosate weedkiller (Monsanto, roundup), The Guardian. Oct 24, very good article. Update, Oct 25, the EU temporarily dodged the bullet (again). AVAAZ and other organizations have successfully campaigned, mobilizing millions of people to stop the poisoning. We have been active on this file through the years. There […]
2005-07-18 NAFTA “The sheer fact that Brian Mulroney went from being a Canadian prime minister to the most prominent director of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) should never be lost on the investigation. . . .
The Mulroney Government approved the sale of Ogilvie Mills, the last independent milling company in Canada to ADM after they passed NAFTA: “The sheer fact that Brian Mulroney went from being a Canadian prime minister to the most prominent director of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) should never be lost on the investigation. . . . […]
2017-07-18 NAFTA Brian Mulroney, advisor to Liberal Govt on re-negotiation
Executive Profile* M. Brian Mulroney P.C., C.C., LL.D Founding Partner and Special Advisor,Teilhard Technologies Inc. Age Total Calculated Compensation This person is connected to 79 board members in 8 different organizations across 17 different industries. See Board Relationships 78 — Background* Hon. M. Brian Mulroney, P.C., C.C., LL.D serves as Senior Partner and International Business […]