Saturday, August 28, 2010

Harper's corporate welfare state

AbitibiBowater is a Montreal-based, Canadian company.... right? That would make initiating an action against the Canadian government under a NAFTA Chapter 11 complaint somewhat difficult you might think.

You'd be wrong. Further, you'll be shocked to find out that the Harper government didn't even start to fight AbitibiBowater. It simply handed over $130 million in an off-the-table agreement to a Canadian company and opened the doors to any other company that wants to rip off the Canadian taxpayer.

Welcome to Harper's northern welfare state. The corporate hogs are arriving at the Harper neo-con trough. And you aren't invited.

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