Have you noticed we don’t hear about our government’s daily business? Occasionally there is some sensational story that appeals at a superficial level, eg. the Senate scandals. More importantly what we aren’t told about is that the major activity of the government, what it is really doing, is negotiating trade deals. Almost constantly. Without telling or asking, they are just negotiating deals that will affect us all.
CUPE BC has some good links on it’s website. Please go to the link below to read about the Trans Pacific Partnership that is being negotiated in secret:
Or the CETA (Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement) between Canada and the European Union. Click on the link below to read more:
Under CETA, the European Union wants unrestricted access to provincial and local government purchasing for goods and services. If they get what they want, Canada’s municipalities will be stripped of their power to implement ‘buy local’ policies and local economic development programs. These policies and programs support local businesses and create local jobs when they award contracts for goods, services or capital projects.