- November 08, 2013 - 13:18
I would much rather see our water resource used as a drinking supply than what our governments both Provincial and Federal are doing with it. They are using it as a cheap way for the mining/oil industry to dispose of unwanted, toxic waste materials and there fore destroying lakes forever. Sandy Pond was an example of a pond that was pristina and would have been a fgreat source of drinking water and could have employed people forever if there was a bottling plant set up, yet the government felt it would serve a better purpose as a toxic waste dump. It would be better to it to good use than to destroy it.
- November 08, 2013 - 07:45
If you have an agreement with anyone, whether it's a government or a business or another person, they have the right to pull you into court and let the lawyers have at it. That's not overruling "the will of parliament and destroy our legal protections". That's making governments keep their commitments. That's something they have a reputation of not doing.
- Politically Incorrect
- November 08, 2013 - 09:04
These aren't courts; they're tribunals consisting of three private individuals who are entrusted with the power to review, without any restriction or appeal procedure, all actions of the government, all decisions of the courts, and all laws and regulations emanating from parliament. Why sovereign states have agreed to investment arbitration at all indicates the willingness of these governments to abdicate the welfare of their citizens in favour of a privatised justice system for global corporations.