Trading Democracy For Corporate Rule

Canadian filmmaker Paul Manly is working with the Council of Canadians on a film called Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule which examines the Security and Prosperity Partnership and other destructive trade agreements the Canadian government is implementing.

Manly is the activist who shot the scandalous film footage of the Canadian police provocateurs at the Montebello trade summit who were dressed-up like anarchist protesters, inciting violence for the cameras in an apparent attempt to discredit the peaceful protesters. Yesterday the Globe & Mail ran a great article on the incident and Manly’s upcoming film.

Paul is a friend of mine from university and has always been a brilliant filmmaker, so I’m excited to see the end result of his partnership with the Council. He has posted the first chapter of his film, Ten Reasons to Oppose the SPP and TILMA, up on YouTube with this description,

This 10 minute video is a summary of the top ten reasons to oppose the two worst trade agreements in Canadian history, TILMA (the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement) and the SPP (the Security and Prosperity Partnership). It is the first chapter of the documentary ‘Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule’, and it describes 10 areas and issues that will be impacted by these agreements. Several experts voice their concerns and send an alarming message to Canadians that it is time to put an end to undemocratic trade deals that are developed with input from only the largest corporations.

Visit Paul’s website for more information.