Canada-China trade treaty update

I have an update email from Forest Ethics to share regarding Canada-China trade treaty:

Dear Eldy,

I’ll be honest with you. When I decided to jump into the fray over this Canada-China trade treaty I didn’t know if we’d have much success. The odds were certainly not in our favour and let’s face it: PM Harper has very powerful resources at his disposal.

But what he doesn’t have is you—tens of thousands of you in fact—willing to stand up for Canada’s environment, democracy and sovereignty with your voices and your pocketbooks. I am deeply impressed with what you’ve accomplished in just one short week:

• Almost 46,000 comments sent to the members of the International Trade Committee
• Close to 15,000 signatures on our Open Letter to Harper that I have sent to the Prime Minister on your behalf
• More than $15,000 in gifts—money that was used in part to pay for this provocative ad in Tuesday’s Ottawa Citizen

I have just discovered that we may have more time to fight this binding treaty than originally thought. It was NOT ratified yesterday and I believe that’s due to your actions and those of tens of thousands of other Canadians. ForestEthics Advocacy is investigating whether or not we have time to take further steps to stop this agreement.

Thank you for all you’ve done to derail this binding treaty. Canada is not a company, it’s a country and you let Harper know it’s not for sale. I will be in touch with you as the next chapter in this trade treaty unfolds.

Thank you!

Clayton Ruby, C.M.

Board Chair, ForestEthics Advocacy
B.A., LL.B, LL.M., LL.D. (honoris causa)

P.S. Stay up–to-date with our efforts to stop FIPA, and on our other important Canadian campaigns, by checking out our new blog, The Root Word. Read, comment, share, repeat.

And here is a copy of that particular ad that is mentioned in the above email:

Today’s “stone” is Day 308  we made a difference, speaking out does help, sharing is the key

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