Thursday, 1 February 2007

TILMA = BAD

This linked article is a recently written legal opinion that illustrates just how flawed, dangerous, and fundamentally undemocratic the B.C./Alberta Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) really is.

It is a very short opinion, is an easy read, and (while not the complete legal argument) sets things out clearly and concisely. TILMA is so sweeping in it's nature and scope that it effectively hands over control of our province to the confines of the Corporate Boardrooms of Multi-National companies world-wide.

Our elected politicians have absolutely no authority, mandate, or approval to enter into such an agreement absent a broad based public consultation and full debate of the citizenry.

If I am going to be expected to agree to hand over the control of my province and my country to the corporate elite then I want a vote on it.

1 comment:

the artist formerly known as... said...

ARe they as bad as free trade was for the country? Canada is hardly even recognizable since it was gutted by the free trade agreement. It is now a cesspool.