Tories defeat last minute push for hearings on Canada-China investment treaty

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By Bill Curry, the Globe and Mail, 25 October 2012

Conservative MPs defeated a last minute push for Parliamentary hearings on a Canada-China investment treaty, which cabinet will be able to enact into law within days.

NDP MP Don Davies asked the House of Commons industry committee to hear expert witnesses on the Canada China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement, but the committee handled the request behind closed doors. (…)

“It boggles my mind that the government would want to move forward with that [treaty] without a debate, without a vote and without a study,” he said Thursday afternoon. (…)

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