Why the big secret?

Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Gus Van Harten, who specializes in international business treaties, says the Foreign Investment Protection Agreement gives Chinese business the power override Canada’s sovereignty in areas like resource management. Canadian firms will get no such reciprocity in China, reported the Red Deer Advocate Sept. 16. Read full story.

Liberals’ aviation fuel tax hike will hurt Ontarians: Critics
Finance Minister Charles Sousa’s 148 per cent hike in the tax on aviation fuel has been largely flying under the radar since his May budget and the June election, reported the Toronto Sun Sept. 17…. A study by Fred Lazar, of the Schulich School of Business at York University, found the proposed increase will directly cost the province between 1,991 and 2,907 full-time jobs. Read full story.