This is not in the MSM at all - a new trade deal between Canada and China, officially called the Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement.
It was announced by Prime minister Harper in Vladivostok, Sept 26 2012, with no press release.
Neither the Liberals or NDP have brought this up in Parliament.
This agreement gives Chinese companies (including state-run ones) equal rights to those of Canadian companies and full access to Canadian natural resources.
More here:The new China investment deal that Prime Minister Stephen Harper inked in Russia and that will become law by Nov 1 could be "a 31-year ball and chain on Canada," without critical changes says Gus Van Harten, a Toronto-based global legal authority on investment trade deals.
Moreover the agreement, part of Harper's aggressive agenda to sell Canadian energy and mining resources to the world's second largest economy, will make it easier for China's powerful state-owned enterprises (SOE's) such as Sinopec, (Asia's largest refiner) the Kailuan Group (a coal conglomerate) and CNOOC (a national oil company) to control the pace and scale of resource development in Canada.
The Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) also gives China's state owned enterprises, already under fire for corruption and inefficiency, the right to contest any Canadian standards that might stipulate the use of Canadian labour and materials in resource projects.