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Ex-Prime Minister Lobbying: Opportunism and Corruption?

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  [caption id="attachment_3872" align="alignnone" width="688"]Harper leaves a trail of destruction behind him Is Stephen Harper's destruction of Canada Finished, or just Starting?[/caption]      

Resigned Politicos and Lobbying :  Opportunism and Corruption?

     

Harper Now On Pension —As a  Private "Consultant" Lobbyist?

Is political lobbying opportunism and corruption? If CANADA'S   Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is foolish enough to ratify  the TPP "free trade' deal as it exists, AS it was so "deviously carefully" set up in such a rush by  Conservative ex- Prime Minister Stephen Harper, —foreign national corporations will not only gain control of Canadian resources, but with potential lawsuits and damage claims for "potentially lost profit".  Such threats, lawsuits and claims will essentially dictate, hamstring, and limit Canadian environmental regulations and standards.  Worse yet, the "tribunal" to be used for settling such legal cases is clearly loaded against Canada. 

Having now resigned, and going on *pension, has Stephen Harper set himself up to be Canada's richest and most successful consultant-lobbyist?

 

 

Has Harper Resigned  with Opportunism and Corruption  in Mind?

 

Mr. Stephen Harper recently resigned as an MP,  and is starting his  new "consulting" (read lobbying) business; Canadians have every reason to be skeptical and very concerned.  Is Harper's future  plan opportunism and corruption?  How about a sell-out of Canada, and even treason?  Mr. Harper will 'consult' with foreign corporations and governments.   Why would he bother to do that, you ask? 

Clearly, as a 'private' consultant,  he will be in a position to enable foreign national corporations and states including Communist China  to further take advantage of the Canadian TPP with insider information, timely advice,  choice contactsshady contracts, through questionable "friendships" established during his reign as Prime Minister of Canada.  He will be exploiting working within the massive, sloppy, corporate-enabling  and very questionable  'free' trade deal he himself RUSHED through parliament for approval prior to his resounding election defeat. Imagine how convenient...

   

A Prime Ministerial Legacy?

 

Is the T.P.P. a "Prime Ministerial" legacy for Canadians?  We think not.  The T.P.P. is closer to willful destructive entrapment and betrayal of the Canadian economy and loss of sovereignty.  Mr. Harper is all too aware of what he is doing.  Does that potential arrangement encourage kickbacks, sweet deals, or does this deal border upon  bottom-shelf-quality treason?  YOU, loyal reader, must decide. And soon.

   

The Instantaneous Reward

 

As a result of Mr. Harper's "resignation" from public office,  there is little doubt there  has been an instantaneous reward,  a  creative, devious and GREAT opportunity established for exploitation and further sell-out of Canada  —an opportunity—created by Mr. Harper himself—*as he collects his $170,000 annual MP PENSION from CANADIANS—AND an additional $58,000 "Prime Minister's Pension"  when he turns 67 years of age.

As an 'aside', we digress,  dear reader, but cannot help but do the math and point out that  Canada Pension for Ordinary Canadian retirees, seniors, all hard-working Canadians —is  less than ONE-TENTH of the greedy, completely unwarranted, excessively FAT pension  for DEFEATED, FAILED politicians,  'ex' Prime Minister or not.  The reality and arrogance of political self-entitlement  never fails to amaze, disgust, and anger ordinary Canadians.

 

A future Lobbyist at the Expense of Canadians?

 

Please do tell us if we're wrong, but we suggest any future involvement  or lobbying by Stephen Harper will merely add insult to injury.  Is consulting with foreign national corporate interests  in matters where  the Harper -devised TPP   is involved—nothing but opportunism,  corruption and worse?  

It is a serious potential conflict of interest, overt hypocrisy,  immoral,  and at the very least,  devious, poor ethics and un-Canadian.  Canada CAN and should be able to DO BETTER FOR Canadians!

   

The Solution

Let us be helpful  —as is our Canadian tradition,  wish everyone the best of luck, —and suggest that  "Canada's friend"  Stephen Harper  be prohibited from "consulting" or lobbying  in any deals  between foreign interests and our government in Ottawa  —which include  any and ALL  resources including but not limited to free trade practices,  the labour market,  the energy sector, mining and minerals, water, food,  transportation, pipeline construction, communications,  or intellectual property   in  provinces or territories of Canada for the COMPLETE DURATION of  Mr. Harper's  shady "free trade deal"—however long it takes.

Are you listening, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

  • A special note......By the way, Americans should be paying serious attention to the T.P.P. as well --President Barack Obama is pro-T.P.P.  The question must be WHY—when it is so clearly NOT for the benefit of average Americans or Canadians either.  So —WHO is the beneficiary of the TPP?   Think, people....

 

There. That ought to do  it....

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TPP -A New Trade Disaster

©2015 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee   [caption id="attachment_908" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Every Canadian's PiggyBank affected by the TPP Every Canadian's PiggyBank affected by the TPP[/caption]

Here at Incoming Bytes we believe  democracy, transparency, open-mindedness, fairness, justice and honesty are all essential requirements for any modern government.  Stephen Harper and the Conservative majority was (were) soundly trounced in the recent federal election, but not before a potential trade disaster was negotiated in a hurry,  in secret, without oversight of any kind  and signed.  A potentially destructive trade disaster looms,  which will affect the economics and very nature of Canada for many decades, if not forever.                                                 

"Did Stephen Harper even have the mandate, the legal and moral right to sign any deal with such long-term, major impacts after he called the election?  We think not."

From NAFTA  Failure to TPP, —a NEW  Trade Disaster?

Canadians have been  forced to suffer the negative impacts and trade lawsuits resulting from the now-dated NAFTA trade deal foisted upon them  by Brian Mulroney and the Conservatives.  Is history about to repeat itself?  Have the rights of Canadians been traded away?

We are about to  enter  into another massive, potentially far-reaching and poison  trade deal,  the Trans-Pacific Partnership ( TPP),  poorly "negotiated" in secret by the incredibly incompetent Stephen Harper, his favourite lobbyists, and his ill-advised, incompetent Conservative minions. The secret deal, kept from the public,  is far-reaching, extremely controversial, and was  signed in a hell-bent hurry for bragging rights  just prior to the federal election.  Go figure.

Did Stephen Harper even have the mandate, the moral  or legal right to sign any deal with such long-term, major impacts after he called the election, which he subsequently lost? We think not.  The TPP is a potential trade disaster.

Are we being led  into yet another political  illusion of   'good deals,  jobs  and prosperity'  —but in fact, being conned into a future of slavery,  loss of control over our own environment, and  foreign national corporate manipulation of Canadian resources?   A never-ending legal morass?  Clearly, a loss of sovereignty over natural resources is at question,  and clearly, potential lawsuits,  ethics, preemptive corporate influence, and the sell-out of Canadian interests in many areas are all  involved. Environmental issues and gutting of important environmental regulations,  climate change programs,  intellectual property, copyrights, patents, the cost of drugs, the auto industry, agriculture,  and many others will also be negatively affected.  The quality of food. Health Care. Privacy. Personal information.  Freedom of Expression.    This is not a good deal for Canadians in spite of  the lies, misrepresentation,  and the political "Harper-hype".

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his new, untried Liberal majority, is now in power,  'pro-trade'  and will be required in the near future to examine,  explain, and justify this trade deal to Canadians,  and will shoulder the responsibility of the eventual ratification of the deal  with 12 other nations.

Will Prime Minister Justin Trudeau now do the right thing and  re-open the TPP, — and refuse to ratify this incredibly bad deal if the unacceptable content of this potential  trade disaster cannot be re-negotiated or deleted?

Canadians must become informed.  Read the 6,000 pages now made public,  and weep.  Experts suggest this deal will cost Canadians billions —and much, much more.  Think.  You decide, and hold Harper and the Conservatives accountable for once again selling out Canada.

The subjugation of Canada to an unquestionably and  inexcusably bad trade disaster  and secret agreement arranged  by an ousted, narrow-minded, undemocratic, failed  ex-Prime Minister is unreasonable and unacceptable by any stretch of the imagination of this Canadian. To agree to any potentially disastrous deal of this magnitude without transparency, full public consultation and regard for the future of all Canadians  is undemocratic, unthinkable and unacceptable.

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https://cjfe.org/resources/features/trading-away-our-rights?gclid=COOh-uLig8kCFVU2aQodqBgHrQ

     
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