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Canada-China FIPA

Parliament debates NDP motion to defeat FIPA

The Canadian House of Commons debated a motion Thursday to stop the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPPA, or FIPA). The NDP, whose MP Don Davies tabled the motion,...

CNOOC optimistic about Nexen buy amid FIPA controversy: The SinoFile

The company cites Chinese politics and economy as a reason why the deal may not end up as planned.

Unions and environmental groups stand with Hupacasath injunction against FIPA

Hupacasath BC First Nations and a number of labour and community organizations hold a press conference, speaking out against the Harper Government's proposed Canada-China FIPA contract.

Hupacasath First Nation files affidavits in case against China-Canada FIPA: The SinoFile

A BC First Nation formally launches its campaign against the FIPA deal.

Labour disputes like HD Mining could cost BC residents: SinfoFile

But not if one BC First Nation has anything to say about it.

Don’t be fooled by the spin on the Canada-China treaty

There's a lot of spin about the Canada-China investment treaty, but Canadians should not be fooled into the deal, says Gus Van Harten.

SumOfUs and LeadNow deliver petition with 60,000 anti-Canada-China FIPPA signatures to Ottawa

"I feel like we have a Prime Minister who is undermining the Canada that I've always loved," a backer of the petition wrote.