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Hupacasath Court Challenge to Canada – China FIPA
The Hupacasath First Nation in British Columbia is seeking your urgent support to continue their legal challenge against the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) to protect Aboriginal title and rights.
On August 27, 2013, the Federal Court of Canada dismissed the application by the Hupacasath First Nation for a review of the Canada-China FIPA, an investment treaty that will affect Canada’s resources and environmental protection. The Hupacasath First Nation has agreed to appeal the judge’s ruling, and has raised $190,000 in under two weeks. They must raise an additional $110,000 for legal fees by Friday October 11th, 2013 to meet the appeal deadline.
Visit the following links for information on the court challenge and how you can donate to this most important issue.
This is a call for First Nations and all Canadians to stand together with the Hupacasath First Nation to protect our rights and territories, including lands and waters, from any incursion by domestic or foreign governments.