Quote: Originally Posted by wulfie68
I am not a fan of the way some corporations fight to avoid their responsibilities and obligations, especially when their operations harm the surrounding ecosystem and/or populace. That being said, why are the Canadian courts ruling on something that has happened in another country? Its seems to me our legal system is stretching beyond its jurisdiction here, unless there is some treaty arrangement that recognizes the sovereignty of foreign courts in Canada...
Welcome to the World of 'Free Trade (s)' which is a lot more detailed than just trade.
Corporations will be able to 'file suit to stop a practice they deem incompatible with them to make more profit'.
Some examples of that from a Canadian perspective is they may declare our 'Health Care , Pension or EI plans' an unfair advantage compared to other 3rd world places such as China or the USA and want it dismantled
This is what has informed people concerned about TPP................
The TPP is touted as a sort of Free Trade Act (FTA) which masks the massive profits that corporations stand to gain and the elimination of those currently employed as multi-national business is converted into a weapon of mass destruction .
Outsourcing, which was endorsed by NAFTA over a decade ago, would be enhanced under TPP, where manipulation of governments by mega-corporations could ensure profit margins increase exponentially.
Within TPP is an UN-like tribunal of attorneys that would govern legal disputes, enforce through international judgment complaints regarding governmental regulations and oversee adherence to corporate operations despite independent right of sovereign nations under international mandate. Ron Kirkland, US Trade Representative for the Obama administration believes that public interest and national sovereignty must be cast to the wayside under global governance that is in line with multi-national corporate agendas that serve the global Elite.
Corporate control over natural resources through the use of international tribunals that will rule over environmental issues, land use, public health, and any and all laws or regulations foreign or domestic that apply.
Those tribunals would be seated by private sector lawyers operating under the UN and World Bank (WB) demand for taxpayer compensation of domestic regulatory policies because corporations must be paid back for ďexpected future profitsĒ. In basic terms, with the aid of tribunal ďcourtsĒ corporations can put pressure on governments to weaken their environmental policies at the whim of the multi-national company with the backing of international mandate.
This has happened already in various places around the world: Chevron used investor tribunals to invade Ecuador and commit toxic contamination of indigenous areas Renco Group Inc used investor-tribunals to pollute Peru with residue from smelter factories without having to clean up their mess Pacific Rim Mining Corp, while mining for gold, contaminated natural water sources with cyanide without punitive action against them by coercing governments to rewrite water policies
The TPP rewrites domestic law to fit international accord with corporate interest. Whether it is environmental or social issues, the TPP allows the end result to be in line with the profitability of the endeavor. All globalist schemes are wrapped up nicely in the TPP agreement.
By empowering multi-national corporations, as they have done with the central banking cartels, the global Elite are ensured their one world government comes to fruition. -
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