Saturday, February 06, 2010

Sounds Fair

Walkom on the new Trade Deal:
To put it another way, we've promised to open our so-called sub-national government procurement markets permanently in exchange for partial access to a U.S. program that is due to expire in 11 days.
This is beginning to sound a lot like the softwood lumber hosing, we took a few years back. If we lived in a functioning democracy, someone could hold the government to account. Unfortunately, we don't live in a functioning democracy.

Almost Instant Update: Since this whole thing now depends on the provinces to go along with the madness, and since they have somewhat more functional democracies, perhaps someone should be standing up in their legislatures to ask why their premiers are willing to cut the throats of the next generation of their citizens?
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