Trans-Pacific trade pact a bad deal

Why does Black Press columnist continue to flog dead horse of far right policies

Editor, The News:

It’s ridiculous for Black Press to keep identifying Tom Fletcher as a reporter as he doesn’t report on anything.

What he does do is constantly flog the dead horse of the far-right political and economic policies of Stephen Harper.

His latest article in praise of the Trans-Pacific trade pact is just another example in a long list of bad ideas he has backed for years.

People would fall asleep if I tried to write a letter about why that trade deal is disastrous to the people of Canada. That is because, in large part, people are no longer citizens as much as they are consumers and whatever gets them access to even more junk from overseas.

Fletcher brought up cross-border shopping as if it was a good thing. People can rationalize all they want about why they cross the border to get things cheaper. But then they should shut up when we can`t afford better medical care, social programs, and schools.

Robert T. Rock

Mission

 

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