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COMMENTARY · 14th December 2011
Merv Ritchie
Edited December 15, 2011
What causes Canadians and their governments to turn a blind eye to China? This country has been exposed for many decades as being possibly the most brutal and corrupt regime on the planet. Just over twenty years ago when Chinese pro-democracy demonstrators peacefully gathered in Tiananmen Square the Government sent in tanks and literally ran over protestors while firing automatic weapons into the crowds. During the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Canada hosted their pavilion in a building on a corner right next to Tiananmen Square. The message is clear, Canada does not support human rights or dignity.
Previous writing (very acrimonious) on this very same issue by clicking here.

But it gets worse.

Canadian politicians of all stripes and from all levels of government have been courting China to invest in Canada and to buy our raw resources. They are doing this while China is being exposed repeatedly for electronically monitoring, digitally infiltrating and personally spying on every level of Canadian politics and industry.

CSIS, Canada’s own security agency, has repeatedly spoken about these activities. The CBC broadcast network has publically exposed this on numerous occasions. Recently the exposure of the Chinese hacking into, not just law firms working on behalf of industry, but into the highest levels of the Canadian Government has been publicized.

And today Sino-Forest, one of the largest Chinese Forestry investment firms is finally collapsing as it had no foundation, no industry, no truth and was simply ripping off the markets around the world.

After CSIS Director Richard Fadden exposed China for infiltrating and befriending Canadian politicians we exposed the insiders in the Ministry of Forests and the Ministry of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources of BC as potentially having Chinese Nationals developing policy for British Columbia. We simply followed the bread crumbs left by Fadden which led directly to individuals born and raised in China who attended British Columbia Universities and then took lead roles in crucial BC Government Ministries developing policies favouring China. It wasn’t brain surgery! Read our expose Here.

This initiated a complaint from their communications Manager who threatened us “with further action” if we did not apologize and remove the references to these individuals.

We did not and do not apologize. In fact after being threatened in this manner we reversed some changes we initially performed.

This year the BC Government and Premier Christy Clark have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars promoting their plan to focus on supplying China with all of Canada’s raw resources. The BC and Canadian Governments along with industry have touted spending millions of dollars building infrastructure and a new port facility to manage the supply route for these raw resources to be shipped to China for processing.

Read the details announced by the Premier of BC with other dignitaries in Prince Rupert by clicking here.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has described this as being financially advantageous to Canada and is backing all of these developments including the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline for shipping the raw unprocessed bitumen from the Alberta Tar Sands to China.

Considering all the empirical evidence we have just laid out it is clear the entire Canadian political structure has been infiltrated. Canadians are delivering all of their raw goods to a foreign nation without proper consideration or compensation.

A good analogy might be how the British Traders of the 1700’s and 1800’s convinced the Indians to deliver all the furs they could in exchange for glass beads and whiskey. It was a common practice to measure the stack of furs against the length of a rifle stood on its butt. The British had special rifles made with extra long barrels to further extort the Indians.

It appears as if all Canadians are being treated in this same fashion. Equally Canadians are not being informed of this by their major media organizations. Just as the Indians of yesterday were kept drunk and uninformed today Canadians are kept in pharmaceuticals and entertained by their TV set.

Not just China, but international corporations from across the globe are robbing Canadians with the full consent of the Canadian Governments. We have been exposed in the World community by the Canadian Government walking away from the Kyoto Accord. Previously the United Nations failed to renew Canada’s membership in the Security Council. With the secret agreements between Canada, the United States and Mexico in the SPP (Security Prosperity Partnership) agreement now coming to full reality and passed into law, (also known as the Fortress America), the truth of Canada’s sovereignty should also be coming to full reality.

Beginning in the 1980’s North American industrialists began having most of their products made cheaply in China. This then flooded the consumer markets and North American citizens have been purchasing these products on mass ever since. This action caused most domestic factories to close and caused mass unemployment and financial devastation. China flourished with cash and today the majority of America’s debt is held by China.

Many laws are even being passed in legislative houses favouring Chinese industries. The compact florescent light bulb fiasco is just one, and the most obvious. These bulbs contain mercury and a breakage requires evacuation and strict clean up procedures. Yet American and Canadian lawmakers are passing legislation to force North Americans to install them. To add the insult to the injury - they are only made in China!

There are reports circulating the internet that containers have arrived on the shores of North America that upon inspection revealed tens of thousands of Red Army Uniforms.

The questions Canadians might consider asking themselves is this. After all the exposure of all the activities of the Chinese infiltrating and spying on Canadians, is the inaction and in fact complicity of Premier Clark and Prime Minister Harper indicative of their future donning of one of these uniforms? Or will the charade just be kept up and they continue to proclaim the shipping of everything to China for processing is in Canada’s best financial interests?

Truthfully it could be in Canada’s best financial interests. As long as Canadians and their industry leaders continue to hire Chinese to manufacture and process our goods, and as long as Canadians continue to buy these items which are no more valuable than glass beads and trinkets, and as long as we continue to pop mind numbing pills like candy while being entertained by “adult” cartoons and mindless pablum on the tube, we can conclude Canadians are likely better off financially as they are completely incapable of doing anything for themselves.

As many North Americas complain bitterly about the erosion of the border between Canada and the United States, China has already taken over both Countries. It is really easy to change the name of Canada. Throw away an "EH" and say hi, C-hi-na. Oh and the "DUH" can go too.

And I was attempting to learn the American Anthem, silly me. I was considering learning Mandarin but after writing this I am getting ready to go to jail and have my organs extracted to be sold on the international market to the highest bidder. Yes the Chinese do this too. And maybe this is at the foundation of Harpers new housing plan, building more jails for dissident Canadians. It certainly walks like a duck.

Great Article
Comment by Ron on 16th December 2011
Always nice to read your articles and find some truth in the media. Globalism only works for rich corporations to; as you say, exploit the cheapest labour they can find. Keep up the great work, Merv.
awesome letter1
Comment by Trin on 14th December 2011
You have said it perfectly - Canada has such high standards for our children and adults, but our government has no problems giving away our resources to a country that has a horrible human rights record. Cheap labour and dangerous factories aren't proper for our Canadian children but let's take full advantage of the working poor in China. For those that voted Harper in, I wonder if you're proud of him. I feel embarrassed and ashamed to have him as our leader.
Kyoto
Comment by Linda Halyk on 14th December 2011
In the house Harper was defending opting out of Kyoto. The stupid levels that the liberal government agreed to, can not be reached. In order to reach them we would have to go to China they can do it cheaper. I am not willing to have anymore Canadian jobs lost to China.

He is a twofaced liar he stands in the house and bold face lies to Canada. The Enbridge & Keystone pipelines are taking away Canadians jobs. The shipping of raw logs.

If the pipeline gets built, what will happen to all those workers. Where is their next job going to be? What about the existing refineries in Alberta, when the oil is flowing why upgrade, why keep them open?

Keep the oil in Alberta refine it there, build up a reserve for Canadian's instead of selling us out to the lowest bidder. Put all the pipeline money towards alternate fuels.

This is not in the National Interest, we have to stand and fight with our neighbours the First Nations side by side. There are many facebook groups for everyone to view the damage Enbridge and oil spills have caused around the world.
Wake up Canada
Comment by Gerry Hummel on 14th December 2011
Slowly as our governments let Canada slip into a third world state, China prospers at our expense! Look at any article on China today and it's not the quaint backward country like many of us used to think. Little cobble streets and rickshaws have been replaced by super highways and major mass transit! Little fishing villages are now major ports and little farm communities are now major industrial centers. Skyscrapers rocket to the sky overnight and China races to become a leader in all aspects of world dominance! Consumerism is slowly driving the Chinese into a Raw Material frenzy! Communism and the free market system, plus having the world's largest population, work so well together! "Work for what we give you or take a bullet behind the ear" is the law of the land. The largest army on earth and a soaring economy have slowly made China a powerful, unethical, world leader.

But there is a dark side. Human rights have been trampled and forgotten as we saw in Tiananmen Square. For some strange reason fossil-fuel pollution, caused by the race for economic superiority, festers in all major centers of China. Visibility is limited to just a couple of kilometres or less! Private Corporations, owned by China’s elite communists, and world corporate greed have crippled the economies of the West and Europe! As we flail to get by, each day China gets stronger. Once-considered outsiders, they are now welcomed to buy into and sit on our corporate boards, and direct how we in the West expedite the depletion of our natural resources for them! Idiots like Prime Minister Harper and Premier Crusty Clark cater to the Communist Chinese system with no regard for our own economy and environment. They're just hoping for a chance at a seat at the trough that these now gluttonous fat cats gorge themselves. China becomes a powerhouse with our natural resources. A few Western corporate elites and traitorous politicians sit with them. And what of the western working class? Well, one day we’ll be hand-painting little plastic toys for little fat Chinese babies to play with and eating plain third-grade rice doled out to us by China’s human rights tribunal!

Wake up Canada. Let's quit giving away our natural resources and jobs.