Institutions are presuming too much power and violating the rights of too many People.
This is the latest development in a string of situations where First Nations people are refusing to acknowledge the authority of the corporate government(s). In this case, they are refusing to acknowledge the Canadian government’s authority to include their land and resources in a back room deal between Canada’s PM Harper and the Premier of China. The agreement was signed and ratified, even though it was in the process of being challenged in Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal. -LW
The Hupcasasath First Nation, the small nation on Vancouver Island which fought a two-year court battle over the constitutionality of the controversial Canada-China FIPA (Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement) today sent a letter to the Premier of China giving notice that the Hupacasath does not consider itself bound by the terms of the agreement.
The Canada-China FIPA (or FIPPA) was quietly ratified by Canada on September 12 and entered…
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