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Local authority is being undermined by trade agreements that give extraordinary powers to corporations, particularly foreign corporations. Stopping free trade agreements is an integral part of our program for stronger, healthier communities.

Our towns and cities need expanded legal and legislative authority to act in the interests of their citizens and to protect our communities. They cant function properly without the legal and legislative authority to decide how to carry out their growing responsibilities. Some of the new mega-cities are larger than some provinces, and yet provincial legislation gives very limited powers to municipalities.