CSIS warns of threat of foreign takovers
- It applies to trade agreements between Canada and China and, thanks to the premier, BC as well.
- It is, like NAFTA, a treaty that for practical reasons, is all but unbreakable for 31 years.
- It gives China the ability to obtain huge damages if we don’t perform our side of any deal and to sue for them in her own courts
- This agreement has not been debated in Parliament nor in the Legislature of BC
- It won’t be debated in Parliament or the BC Legislature because both the Prime Minister and Premier Clark don’t think they need the agreement of our legislative bodies
- Without any question, this treaty will impact upon the Province of British Columbia and could cost us hundreds of millions of dollars
- It seriously compromises the constitutional rights BC has under Section 92 of the Constitution Act (1982)
Vancouver City staff consulted with Chinese Government over protest ban bylaw
"Why would we consult with them about our bylaw"
"He stated that one of the most effective methods used to develop influence over political leaders is to provide them with all-expenses-paid travel to China and lavish entertainment while they are there."
"In May this year, media reported   that the Mayor of Ottawa, Mr. Larry O’Brien, upon return from a business trip to China, refused to proclaim Falun Dafa Day as he had done in previous years because he said he “made a commitment.” It was construed that he made a commitment to Chinese officials during his trip to China."
"A clear example of the mobilization of students by the Chinese embassy occurred right on Parliament Hill on June 24 during Hu Jintao’s visit to Canada. Students, paid and bussed from different cities, appeared to be holding a welcome activity for the Chinese leader, but actually they were there to target other Canadians."
" First secretary Liu Shaohua from the education department at the Chinese embassy was caught on tape telling Chinese students that they were going into battle against Canadians who sought to bring awareness to the horrific human rights environment in China during Hu’s visit. Yuan Pinghua, another organizer, continued: “Now in a word this is like waging war, so today we are mobilizing for war, having all of you raise your guard.”
" Tape Reveals Embassy Footing Bill for Hu Jintao’s Welcome Rally "
“You do not talk about it outside, do not talk about it to anyone, except to people in this circle.” - Liu Shaohua, Chinese Embassy Ottawa."
" “Originally, we did not expect the situation to be so complex,” Liu said. “Falun Gong, Tibetan separatists, Uyghur separatists, democracy people have already moved onto Parliament Hill [...] This is a battle that relates to defending the reputation of our motherland. The embassy and authorities inside China have a very high requirement.” "
“For our country this is such little money. In my view this is a struggle, a political struggle.”
" Liu says when Hu visited in 2005 and was met with protesters, officials in China were furious. He complained that during that visit, Canadian authorities did not co-operate with Chinese demands regarding the protesters, but this time he says there were some limited guarantees. “Some parts cannot be guaranteed because this country is particular about so-called freedom. It does not care. It says, ‘we are a free country.’ So we are still negotiating. Falun Gong has already occupied three locations.” "
The Photo Harper doesn’t want you to see “At last night’s dinner in Ottawa in honour of President Hu, from left to right, Andre Desmarais, president and co-Chair of the Power Corporation Board of Directors…who has contributed greatly to the strengthening of China-Canada relations, Hu Jintao and the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper.”
"In spite of Globe and Mail hide-the-picture hype, the real story here is how the Canadian government allows the censorship of the out-of-line Chinese Embassy who, at the end of the day, successfully banned the Epoch Times and New Tang Dynasty from the coverage of last night’s press conference."