MP Joyce Murray asked the following question during Question Period on October 22nd:
October 22nd, 2012 / 2:50 p.m. Joyce Murray Vancouver Quadra, BC:
“Mr. Speaker, it is clear that the Canada-China investment agreement is different from all other investment agreements, and in a bad way.
Since 2004, every Canadian government has required a transparency clause, yet in this agreement DFAIT has told us that China can refuse to allow public hearings or the release of documents to the public.
The best interest of Canadians is transparency. Canadians fear the worst. They deserve an explanation. Could the minister tell the House why his government has agreed to this violation of transparency?”