Invitation to sign a petition to demand Canada to rebuild its manufacturing base for essential goods

Invitation to sign a petition to demand Canada to rebuild its manufacturing base for essential goods
Posted on January 7, 2021 | mimi lee | Written on January 7, 2021
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A new petition has been released on the House of Commons platform. Please sign and share.

Petition to the House of Commons

  • After the United States, China is Canada’s second largest trading partner for both imports and exports;
  • An agreement between Canada and China to produce a CanSino Biologics COVID-19 vaccine failed after Chinese customs refused to allow shipment of the vaccine for Canadian trials;
  • Canada is dependent on China's supply chain, especially for essential goods like Perosnal Protective Equipment (PPE);
  • The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) used United Front networks to gather and stockpile PPE from countries around the world, including Canada at the beginning of the pandemic;
  • There are credible reports of labour and human rights abuses and violations in Chinese factories which supply many global brand; and
  • The Canada-China FIPPA is lopsided, anti-democratic and locks Canada into 31 years of investment protection for CCP state-owned corporations.
We, the undersigned, citizens or residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to:
1. Make policies to ensure Canada rebuilds its manufacturing base for essential goods and focuses on trade partnerships with democratic countries that respect the rule of law;
2. Ensure Canada reduces dependency on countries like China, where evidence supports violations of human rights, and takes punitive measures for violations of human rights;
3. Initiate the Standing Committee on International Trade to investigate and provide a report on Canada's trading relationship with China, including the ongoing implications of the Canada-China FIPPA, and specifically to examine human rights violations in China and Canada’s supply chain dependency on China.

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Mimi Lee is one of the main organizers of Torontonian HongKongers Action Group , which the group has been organizing different events since June last year in Toronto to raise... More