Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Scare tactic employed by StarPhoenix to convince public on TILMA

Here is a fantastic letter to the editor of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix by Gary Schoenfeldt.

Gary's letter challenges the StarPhoenix for their use of scare tactics to try and convince readers that the B.C./Alberta Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) is good.

But of course, they can't name the benefits of this anti-democratic agreement - because there are none that are worth the cost. Just like they can't (or won't) name any of the "so-called" barriers they are proposing to get rid of with this agreement.

What I've said in the past bears repeating here:

"Any political leader who would sign an agreement that reduces and relegates democracy to the status of some irritating exemption in a corporate bill of rights (i.e. TILMA) does not deserve to hold the office to which he or she has been elected.

It is totally irresponsible and it is a betrayal of trust for any politician or any elected leader to abandon democracy in an attempt to placate a narrow ideological special interest (i.e. Trans-National Corporations). TILMA is a massive assault on democracy" - Larry Hubich, April 26, 2007.


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