Great Canadian fire sale

Letters

We are selling off our properties at breakneck speed to Chinese and South Asian buyers. They are able to pay outrageous prices that we cannot possibly afford because their wealth is based on unethical labour and manufacturing practices.

Their practices of paying wages starting at pennies per day, using child labor, disregarding worker safety, ignoring fair employment concepts and commitments and contempt for environmental consequences allow them to earn millions. We, who value and maintain conscientious and ethical labor, environmental and manufacturing laws can only make thousands. How can the average Canadian go toe-to-toe with Godzilla?

What are we and our politicians doing to protect us from our short sightedness and greed?

M. Jackson-Hughes

Sooke