Tuesday 22 May 2007

TILMA: City of Regina identifies potential impact; report says trade agreement “vague and general,” may weaken standards and regulations

This coming Wednesday (May 23, 2007) Regina City Council will receive and discuss a report from the Office of the City Soliciter on the Implications of TILMA on City Operations.

The eleven page report analyses the B.C./Alberta Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) and discusses what the potential effects on the City of Regina would be if the Province of Saskatchewan was to sign on to the anti-democratic trade agreement.

While the report attempts to diminish the potential negative impacts of TILMA, it offers no guarantee that what opponents of TILMA are predicting won't in fact materialize. Joe Kuchta over at the "Owls and Roosters" blog has done a more comprehensive analysis of the Regina City Soliciter's Report.

TILMA strips away the right and responsibility of City Councils to act in the best interests of the citizens of the city. This "so-called" trade agreement is a Massive Assault on Democracy.


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