Why is Trudeau following Harper’s lead and giving special protections to powerful corporations?

Foreign investors — including some of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful corporations — typically generate little public sympathy and aren’t usually lumped in with groups deemed worthy of special protections.

So the Trudeau government, which is in the process of granting wealthy foreign investors extraordinary legal protections and access to public money, is probably hoping the public isn’t paying much attention.

The special privileges for investors are a key part of CETA, the Canada-Europe trade deal, which Justin Trudeau is planning to sign in Brussels in October.



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