Monday, 2 April 2007

B.C., Alta. trade pact goes into effect

On April Fools Day 2007 the B.C. and Alberta governments put into effect an agreement that effectively strips away the democratic rights of their citizens in favour of giving corporations the authority and legal mechanism to veto any social policy initiatives of either province. And by extension an agreement that will eliminate the ability of any other level of government or government agency to act in the public interest.

And the media continues to trot out the corporate sector's wild assertions that the borders between provinces in this country are currently closed to trade, investment and labour mobility. The media never asks the supporters of TILMA to prove their allegations, or even provide supporting evidence of the distorted and twisted accusations that they make.

The corporate sector is engaged in yet another campaign of misinformation, distortion of the facts, and out-right lies. We need a broad based public debate on the TILMA, and it is the responsibility of the main stream media to provide balanced and unbiased coverage.

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