FIPA

Prime Minister Harper and Xi Jinping, FIPA

Harper OKs potentially unconstitutional China-Canada FIPA deal, coming into force October 1

It's official: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has approved the controversial Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) today. In a short, two-paragraph news...

Hupacasath FIPA appeal exposes China-Canada trade agreement's flaws

A small Port Alberni First Nation stands in the way of a 30-year China-Canada trade agreement with massive ramifications.

Koch brothers make me mad

"For billionaires who cannot buy good press, there is the option of buying the press," The New Yorker says.

Labour disputes like HD Mining could cost BC residents: SinfoFile

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

BC First Nation says no to China-Canada Unequal Treaty, aka FIPA: The SinoFile

A First Nation is trying to stop Chinese history from repeating itself -- in Canada.

Harper v. Canada and Koch bros in Canada: top Vancouver Observer stories of 2012

The year 2012 has been a turbulent one for news, filled with soaring highs and abysmal lows. Below is a list of our top stories of the year. They aren't just the high-traffic stories, but ones that...

Canada-China FIPPA agreement may be unconstitutional, treaty law expert says

Giving China the right to sue BC if it changes course on Enbridge Northern Gateway could be unconstitutional, warns international investment law expert Gus Van Harten.

Government Ignores Legally Required Privacy Impact Assessment, FIPA Says

The BC government is ploughing ahead with a massive data-matching program that will centralize control of all the personal information obtained from citizens who receive government services, despite...