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Hupacasath First Nation shines light on secretive Canada-China investment deal

Vancouver protest against FIPPA. (Photo: Kristen Mathias)

A small polity of First Nations peoples, the Hupacasath, could be the only obstacle to stop the ratification of what may well be the most devastating corporate empowerment treaty that this country will ever endure. And most Canadians, by design, know nothing about it.

In June, 2013, the 300-strong Hupacasath First Nation launched a court action with the Federal Court to stop ratification of the proposed 31-year trade treaty. The Chief Justice of the Federal Court presided over the hearings, and a decision will be made by the end of August, or in early September.


July 26, 2013 |
The majority of the world’s mining companies are registered in Canada, for which reason Canada should comply with its international obligations
| July 26, 2013

Book: Empire's Ally

July 20, 2013
| A new collection of essays from the University of Toronto press takes a critical look at the political economy of war making in general and Canada’s foreign policy in particular.
Length: 58:01 minutes (53.12 MB)
| July 19, 2013

Video: 'Come Home Canada'

Come Home Canada is a poem written and performed by Jeremy Loveday, Bryan Skinner is the filmmaker.

| July 1, 2013
| July 1, 2013

International body says Canada violating First Nations human rights

June 3, 2013
| Two years ago the Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group of Vancouver Island brought a complaint against Canada before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington.
Length: 55:17 minutes (50.62 MB)

Manitoba First Nations challenge Canada's record at UN

May 13, 2013
| Two weeks ago a delegation from Manitoba traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to urge the United Nations to challenge Canada’s record on the human right to water.
Length: 13:38 minutes (12.48 MB)
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