Here is the objection letter to the application for an aggregate resource license for the Melancthon Mega Mine (M3) filed by the Council of Canadians with the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Highland Companies.
I would like you to specifically pay attention where it states:
"Because the construction company is backed by the Baupost Group, a Boston‐based multi‐billion dollar hedge fund, it likely has NAFTA rights to sue the Canadian government if at any time after the contract has been signed, any level of government changes its mind on the project or attempts to limit damage to the land and water of the area by imposing new restrictions on the company’s operations. As well, NAFTA’s Chapter 11 gives American corporations operating in Canada the right to claim the water sources they use in their operations."
Hm, that would seem like a federal issue to me.
Our MP, David Tilson, however has been reluctant, nay refusing, to get involved in this issue over the past two years, stating this open pit mine is provincial jurisdiction, NOT a federal one.
He states that if anyone provides him with PROOF as to why it would be a federal issue, he would certainly be interested. (In other words if you do the work FOR him, he is all for it.)
Well one might think that a national water policy and food policy would be a Federal issue, but I guess not.
I will go out on a limb here and say the only thing Mr. Tilson is interested in is getting re-elected.
I mean if HE doesn't know about NAFTA and a foreign company's right to sue the FEDERAL government, how in the hell does someone who writes a crappy blog be able to find this stuff?