Trade agreements are a surrender of our sovereignty

With each new trade agreement imposed on us, it appears that we, the people, lose more of our sovereignty.

With each new trade agreement imposed on us, it appears that we, the people, lose more of our sovereignty.

I understood that parliament reigned supreme and had the power to impose any legislation only constrained by our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Now these trade agreements, negotiated in secret, are placing constraints on parliament’s legislative powers.

Not only are the terms of the trade agreements being negotiated in secret, but these terms can be kept secret after the agreements have been approved. It appears that the interests of we, the people, are being trampled on and abused. It is time to stop this and consider taking back our lost sovereignty by formally abrogating these treaties.

Would it be possible for organizations such as the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and universities to investigate this loss of sovereignty through trade agreements and whether the terms of these agreements violate our Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

 

Gerry Masuda

Duncan