Jesus, this political puppet is really dropping the ball on us. First the approval of Petronas LNG plant construction and development and now, Kinder Morgan is up next on the batting cage.
And now a China free trade agreement? Is Trudeau out of his fuck'n mind? US economy has already bent over to China for massive theft in intellectual property because their patent rights don't apply there. We've also whore'd off our land to "Chinese investors" and completely ruined our RE market for a lot of us.
What other precious resources will Canada whore off to us? Let me think for a sec? Oh I know! How about a shit ton of forestry and fresh water?!
No need for low-rise wooden frame condos anymore. We can now built soaring towers out of wood that's cheaper and faster than conventional concrete and steel! Let's rape Canada's natural resources, build a fuck load of shitty condos with it that no one's going to live in, and artificially boost our GDP growth even higher!
We'll tap off Canada's fresh clean water as a thank you tip for them to feed our hard working construction workers so we can make a trillionaires of dollars.
Oh.. haha. "trillionaire" showed up as a grammar error on my spell check. But don't worry. Soon enough, it'll be part of the Webster dictionary to define one of Canada's biggest failures in history… ha. ha. ha…
I understand your point, but these types of things happen because there are no agreed or enforceable controls around them.
They will and are out 'wild-westing' us in everything economically. So this leaves three choices. 1 - Slam the door on them (only possible within our borders), 2 - start playing at their level (ie: little to respect no for Ip, workers rights, environment), or 3 - get them to agree to play at our level - trade deals, diplomatic agreements, whatever.
Personally, #2 I don't want to see ever happen
As for choice 1, it's akin to sticking our head in the sand - there's no way that will be as effective as ppl think. And if we do go that route, we're canada… they won't even notice. We're the ones that will suffer even moreso long term and longing for what we had in the past… Well that's in the past.
This leaves us with choice 3. Sure they won't play by the letter of the law in every case, but getting the process going, formally, is loads better then the other two choices.