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| October 22, 2014
| September 15, 2014

Hupacasath First Nation vs. Canada-China FIPA agreement

Photo: flickr/Michael Kooiman

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On a glorious day in Vancouver, an overflow crowd milled around in the lobby of the federal courthouse, passing around a bag of summer strawberries.

"I came because this issue really affects Canadian sovereignty," says Jan Slakov, who travelled over from Salt Spring Island to show her support for the Hupacasath First Nation as they bring their case against Canada. "This particular struggle offers an amazing opportunity to connect with First Nations, human rights activists concerned about rights in China and environmentalists. It felt very important to come."



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| May 16, 2014
| January 21, 2014
| December 13, 2013

Occupy Economics China Workshop

Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm


Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street

After an introduction showing facilitators Dix Sandbeck's photos from China in the 1980s and 90s, including some taken during a visit in late May 1989 to the student movement occupation of Tiananmen Square, the workshop will debate China’s lack of democracy and worker's rights, and why we should say no to the investor protection FIPA treaty with China. On the contrary, we need fair trade rules that stop imports of products from companies that operate under exploitative and dehumanizing conditions.

| September 6, 2013
Photo: Paul Sableman/flickr
| September 3, 2013

Canada-China FIPA: “We Stand Together” rally and tour

Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 1:00pm


Parliament Hill Ottawa, ON
45° 25' 17.508" N, 75° 41' 49.8948" W

Brenda Sayers, a representative of Hupacasath First Nation (Vancouver Island), will speak at a rally on Parliament Hill and at events across Ontario and Quebec to gather support for a First Nations legal challenge to the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA), which has been signed but not yet ratified by the federal government. The Hupacasath case, which was heard in federal court June 5-7, argues the federal government is required to consult First Nations before ratifying treaties like the FIPA. 

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