The problem with trade deals is that they are so complex and so big and they take so long that they tend to slip by unnoticed. It's only when our government starts getting sued and our manufacturing sector gets a little more gutted (not to mention our ag sector) that people start to wonder what happened. Is it really okay with you that our government negotiates these deals in secrecy with only corporate lobbyists having input? There is an agenda in action and it isn't good for Canada's skilled labour force.
Great point about prop rep and the debates. #gpc
"The Greens won 3.91% of the popular vote in 2011. Had that support been proportionally represented in Parliament, Ms. May would lead a 12-member caucus in the Commons. 12 seats would mean official party status, which happens to be the threshold that the organizers of both the Globe/Google and Munk debates have set for inviting leaders to their respective events – and, by extension, their rationale for excluding Ms. May. If Mr. Mulcair is truly committed to proportional representation, then it ought to be difficult for him to justify leaving the Greens on the sidelines when, if Canada had the electoral system that he says he supports, they would have been invited in the first place."
Hey local Greens!! I'll be at the Crow's Nest in Newmarket between 6 and 9 p.m. tomorrow if you want to drop by, say 'Hi!', grab a sign and lend a signature so I can get registered with Elections Canada. #newmarketaurora
If you can't make it tomorrow night, and you want a sign, make sure you visit electvanessa.com and request one. But, y'know, it would be cool if you came out for a beer. :) #gpc