D.卡尔顿 罗西
D. Carlton Rossi

Lulu Island

 
                          

                  Clarion Call to Release John Chang

Justin Trudeau is set to visit China. The exact purpose of the trip has not been specified. This means that the purpose of the trip is not transparent. There has been no transparency about preparatory (predatory) closed-trade talks since the beginning. Coincidentally, the purpose and plans of the Canada Infrastructure Bank have been equally opaque. Isn't it obvious that preparations for the CIB fit like a glove on the trade slight of hand?

Amy Chang who is the daughter of Canadian farmer, family entrepreneur John Chang has called for the delay of free-trade talks with mainland China until her father is released. Naturally, this request is from the heart, but it is also from the intellect. It makes eminent sense to delay indefinitely free-trade talks until John Chang is released. His civil case has transformed into a criminal case--as some suspect-- because he did not pay a bribe. Are bribes necessary to conduct free-trade with China? If so then it is not free-trade nor will it ever be. Canadians will never be able to trade freely under the threat of imprisonment where there is no recourse to rule of law. It appears rather that the Liberal government is trying to serve the interests of big corporations and ignore the interests of entrepreneurs who create the bulk of middle-class jobs in Canada.

There is only one logical, ethical and legal reason for Justin Trudeau to go to China in the coming week. It is to free John Chang. If Trudeau and his entourage go to to China for any other reason then it is misguided and misinformed. If they are not able to free John Chang then a lawsuit under the FIFA agreement would be in order. Why is Trudeau so vigorously trying to preserve one of the dispute resolution mechanisms of NAFTA and also request a panel review of countervailing duty of softwood lumber from Canada when it has not pursued the dispute resolution process of the China-Canada FIFA during the entire incarceration of John Chang, trumped up charges and kangaroo court conviction? Chinese concerns exercise the FIFA resolution process with impudicity while Canada negligently neglects to exercise its rights to resolve disputes because they wish to pacify Chinese bullies. John Chang is not smiling. Why is Justin Trudeau smiling?

D.卡尔顿 罗西

D. Carlton Rossi

2017年12月04日