Monday, September 15, 2014

FIPA 2025

14 January 2026
In retrospect, the US military occupation of the Tar Sands and northwest BC coast to Kitimat and Prince Rupert in 2025 was a little predictable. The confrontation with China over energy resources had been brewing for years.

The 2014 ratification of FIPA by then Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper placed Canada on US defence planners' 'potential adversary' list as it gave an economic and military peer competitor to the US a far more lucrative deal than NAFTA.

When Harper was finally ousted, the new Canadian coalition government attempted to shred the FIPA in the face of overwhelming pressure from the electorate, which in turn had largely sided with the massive anti-pipeline protests that culminated when 37 people were killed in related violence. China sued Canada under FIPA for obstructing its investment in the tar sands and pipelines. The risk of a Chinese win, which would have effectively severed the United States from Canadian energy suppliers due to the shear magnitude of Chinese investors' control of that supply, prompted the US annexation.

Chinese and US carrier battlegroups are presently in a tense stand-off in the North Pacific as negotiations toward peaceful resolution continue in Geneva.


gingersnap said...
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Steve said...

so true, see Norway and weep.

Boris said...

gingersnap, I don't know who you are or what you do, but your last comment was lunacy, so I've removed it. I've warned you in the past about posting that kind of stuff here. Please do not do it again.

e.a.f. said...

its a scenario which is not beyond the realm of possibility. if this "deal" continues, there is a possibility Quebec might separate. It would be one way to get clear of a Canada/China free trade agreement.

The 'agreement', sell out of Canada, could negatively impact Quebec's distinct society status. There is the issue of how this effects First Nations sovereignty, treaty rights, traditional territorial rights. Like what happens if China wants to open a mine and the F.N. in the area says no?

This deal is bad for Canada. harper ought to be arrested for treason. he is signing away Canadian sovereignty for the next 31 yrs. I do wonder what he is getting out of it.

If Quebec separates because of the trade agreement, I for one would move to Quebec. I'm not interested in being an American, but being a Quebecer, works for me.

I don't to be ruled by China. I can only hope the "deal" is ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Canada.

My favorite scene though is, Duffy, makes good on his threats and reveals all. harper and his herd are arrested, the deal goes down the toilet and Duffy is Canada's new hero and they make a movie about his life. Hey a person can dream can't they. This still is Canada.

The "deal" scares the crap out of me.