“Canada must immediately withdraw its support for FIPA and so inform China. The only way forward is to establish a nation-to-nation dialogue with First Nations to determine if some form of Chinese commercial arrangement that respects First Nation rights is feasible.” – Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy

The letter from the Chiefs of Ontario can be read in full at http://www.scribd.com/doc/112459570/China-Canada-FIPA-Chiefs-of-Ontario-Letter-to-PM-Harper-Nov-5-2012.

Council of Canadians trade campaigner Stuart Trew’s blog that highlights opposition to Canada-China FIPA from the Union of British Columbia Chiefs, the Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs can be read at http://canadians.org/blog/?p=17689. A letter from the St’at’imc Chiefs Council is at http://canadians.org/blog/?p=17729.

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Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is a political activist, writer and the executive director of Peace Brigades International-Canada. He lives in Ottawa on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Algonquin...