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  • David E.H. Smith, 2173 Bradford Ave., Sidney, B.C., CANADA V8L 2C8 Phone; (250) 656 – 0958


    I hope that you will find the enclosed article entitled:

    “SECRET C-CITreaty & CETA TRIBUNALS are INSIDER TRADING; corp. Canada tells China to “Hit the Road” if Chinese style anti-corruption Blows “Arrangements” between Can. Lobbyists’ Clients & Parties’ Executives (W.A.D. Accord*)? NON Shareholders HAVE TO pay”,

    clears up a few issues and is interesting enough to provoke a few thoughts from you & to share it with your colleagues, readers, et al. If you can think of any improvements, &/or, questions regarding the CETA, &/or, the C-CITreaty, as a consequence of reading & sharing the information & questions below, then I would be appreciate of hearing from you, et al.

    Would you mind letting me know that you have received my article?

    David E.H. Smith
    – Researcher
    – “Qui tam…”

    SECRET C-CITreaty & CETA* TRIBUNALS are INSIDER TRADING; corp. Canada tells China to “Hit the Road” if Chinese style anti-corruption Blows “Arrangements” between Can. Lobbyists’ Clients & Parties’ Executives (W.A.D. Accord**)? NON Shareholders HAVE TO pay.

    Financial & Human Rights News; DEHS – Canada;
    * C-CI Treaty; Canada – China Investment Treaty (FIPA) & CETAgreement; Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (Canada-European Union)

    (CAN) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s attempts to maintain the secrecy provisions in the Canada – China Investment Treaty (C-CIT; FIPPA) & the Canada – European Union CETA may be unraveling by way of the threatened Canadian Senate, et al.

    There are several reasons for the secrecy (“omerta”) of the dispute resolution tribunals.
    1) To Protect the parties to the treaty, &/or, agreement, ie. corporate sponsors, from having to reveal to the non shareholding tax payers the existing arrangements that it has with its own government. For instance, the Canadian W.A.D. Accord suggests that corporate Canada’s lobbyists pay considerations to the executives of the political parties for two main reasons:
    A) to promote corporate Canada’s agenda with governing party(ies) by:
    i) reducing its taxes & thus, the “net increase” in taxes for non shareholders
    ii) increase its funding for “economic development” which covers the cost of, among other things, the present & future advocacy, ie. lobbying & the cost of the considerations that corporate Canada pays out, etc. It may be regrettable that given the source of the accessed “economic development” funds, ie. those 95% – 99% of Canadians who are non shareholding tax payers there is a great deal of room for discressionary spending & its abuse
    B) to protect corporate Canada’s agenda by paying the other (non governing) political parties considerations in order to limit the scope of the “opposition” to manageable issues that can be compromised in order that “opposing” parties can claim victories (at least a limited victory) for their constituents. Under this arrangement both, the politicians & the lobbyists’ clients are protected from scrutiny by the role of the parties’ executives.
    2) To Protect the parties to the treaty, &/or, agreement, ie. corporate sponsor from having to reveal to the each others’ corporate sponsors their existing arrangements that it has with its own government & thus, each counties’ corporate sponsors are not obliged to share the benefits & considerations (& future considerations) that they receive from their respective governments ie. their non shareholding taxpayers. Often the benefits are shared as an inducement to conduct business together in the more convenient jurisdictions.
    3) To Protect the parties to one treaty, &/or, agreement (referred to as the “original” treaty/agreement) from having to reveal to third parties the nature, &/or, details of their “original” arrangements to other third parties who may want to enter into a treaty, &/or, agreement with either of the parties to the “original” agreement/treaty.That is to say, that acquiring & having privileged information of an outsiders treaties, &/or, agreements will cause contention as the third party will undoubtedly insist upon more favorable terms & conditions to a new treaty/agreement than the original treaty/agreement. For example; “You did this with them, so I insist upon more, or, I’ll deal with them, or, others”. The European Union is particularly interested in preventing the Canada – European Union CETA from becoming divisive whereby individual EU member countries may be enticed, &/or, corced into making preferential, but, “very secretive” side deals with corporate Canada, et al.

    By preventing the non shareholding taxpayers from learning about the aforementioned reasons for the tribunals’ secrecy whereby the non shareholding taxpayers pay for the increase in the value of the shareholders’ stocks & dividends is insider trading & stock manipulation.

    Therefore, corporate Canada, AFN & their traditional media outlets have more than just a vested interest in the continuation of the most vulnerable Canadians (95% – 99% of Native & non Native Canadians) deprivation of the information such as the comprehensive version of The W.A.D. Accord and the comprehensive versions of the Canada – China Investment Treaty, the Canada – European Union CET Agreement, et al, that include the mechanisms, procedures, practices used in the adjudications of the dispute resolution tribunal & its disbursement of its punitive awards.

    It may be regrettable that not all of the 95% – 99% most vulnerable, non shareholders are able, &/or, willing to move to a sovereign Quebec, or, other jurisdictions, in order to:
    1) avoid the “unethical” & “inhumane” (see; The W.A.D. Accord), but, “legal” practices
    2) start getting the relevant & quantitative information regarding the above, et al.

    The issue of the secret tribunals raises some interesting questions about the relationship, ie. the”secret congress” between the lobbyists’ clients & the executives of the political parties which the “congress” has absolutely no intention of answering. For instance; what do the above arrangements say about the 95% – 99% of Canadians who are non shareholding tax payers & the version of “democracy” that “they” are developing in Canada in the context of the growing “global” economy
    what do the above arrangements say about the accelerating growth of the disparity of the wealth between the shareholders (1% – 5% of Canadians, et al) & the non shareholders (95% – 99% of Canadians), et al?

    What are you, the reader, learning about the Canada – China Investment Treaty that will help you to ascertain whether the Canada – European Union Agreement is better for you & the non shareholders, or, corporate Canada & its shareholders?

    What are some of the other questions that the non shareholders need to ask
    who can answer, &/or, is willing to answer (as opposed to “respond’ to) their questions that would make the non shareholders informed & consensual participants & direct beneficiaries of the C-CIT & the CETA?

    Have you & your family, friends & colleagues sent PM Harper & Mr. DAN HILTON (Executive Director of the Conservative Party), et al, your:


    in order to enhance your opportunity to exculpate yourself from having to pay for:
    1) the aforementioned Compensation that is embodied in The W.A.D. Accord
    2) the costs, penalties, punitive damages that will be derived from the C-CITreaty
    & the CETAgreement?

    In conclusion, it may be regrettable that the C-CITreaty & the CETAgreement has, so far, been successful at giving corporate Canada & its representatives the much higher degree of legitimacy to their aforementioned secrecy (assisted by way of the international cache) that it needs in order for them to later, & once again, claim (see; NAFTA) that they are doing/did “their best” to protect the non shareholders from the over zealousness of their foreign Treaty, &/or, Agreement counterparts.

    Is it not easier & just prudent to discuss the preexisting arrangements & challenges to the Treaty & the Agreement prior to ratifying them in order to determine which is more egregious than the other (or, are both equally egregious) & thus, avoid any of the secret “dispute” resolutions & its “hefty” costs to the beleaguered non shareholding taxpayers, et al? And, how much will the added costs of the C-CIT’s & CETA’s infra structure, punitive penalties, etc. increase the erosion of the non shareholders health care, educational services, etc. in order to artificially increase the value of corporate Canada’s shares & dividends while dramatically reducing the non shareholders’ disposable income?

    How much has corporate Canada set aside to defend the CHALLENGES, et al, that corporate Canada & the non shareholders are anticipating? How far along are they in collecting this fund & how much more does corporate Canada & its shareholders need to set aside before the non shareholding taxpayers allow corporate Canada & its representatives to proceed?

    Similarly, due to a psychiatrist’s previous linking of the deprivation of information with the unconscionably high rates of despair, disenchantment, suicides, unemployment, poverty, etc., that are found in many communities across Canada,
    what are the various different ways that non shareholders can guarantee that corporate Canada & its shareholders have enough financial reserves set aside in order to pay for the CHALLENGES by the non shareholders and those who will be the new victims of the aforementioned deprivation of information?

    On the other hand, are there actually any non shareholding taxpayers who think that corporate
    Canada is anxious to explain to them, or, corporate China, or, corporate EU, just how effective & lucrative their secretive relationship between:
    1) lobbyists’ of corporate Canada
    2) the executives of the parties that are operating in Canada
    has been & is continuing to be?

    And, finally, without:
    1) a meaningful “democratic” forum in which the non shareholders can directly question the direct beneficiaries of the Treaty & the Agreement, ie. corporate Canada & its lobbyists, without the fear of recriminations, etc.,
    2) a predetermined list of circumstances whereby corporate Canada can & will terminate the Treaty & the Agreement without penalties, &/or, costs to the harmless non shareholding taxpayers
    3) et al,
    the ratification of the C-CITreaty & the CETAgreement will eliminate for most Canadians the last remnants of “democratically” effecting the treaty/agreement by the non shareholding taxpayers
    & thus,
    corporate Canada, et al, will finally be able to give these arrangements the luster of legitimacy that they need that is based upon the logic that “It can’t be another gilded cage that will cause another economic melt down like the “derivative type conspiracy”*** that is continuing to debilitate international finance, etc., because there are just too many vanguards of industry promoting the public financing of the C-CITreaty & CETAgreement”.

    Regarding the secrecy of the C-CITreaty & CETAgreement arrangements, they are not dissimilar to insider trading. In this situation the shareholders, who are on “the inside”, use secret, &/or, privileged information to make money for themselves at the expense of the group that is on the “outside”, ie. the non shareholding taxpayers, who are being deprived of the aforementioned information & thus, are being deprived of the opportunity to enjoy the direct benefits of the treaty/agreement. Similarly, some of the means to counter these arrangements are also not dissimilar to those counter measures that can remedy insider trading & pay punitive damages, etc. to the harmless non shareholders. And, while it is likely that the “coveted” Chinese investor**** may have enough of the insider information regarding the more “unethical”, &/or, “inhumane” arrangements in the C-CITreaty to navigate the mechanisms of the secret dispute resolution tribunal in his favor & at the peril of corporate Canada, it may be regrettable that it is highly unlikely that the European Union has been as fortunate regarding the CETA arrangements.This disparity between
    China’s benefits from the C-CITreaty & the benefits that the EU may derive from their CETA will
    continue to be dangerously contentious.

    And, finally, it may also be regrettable that there is yet another vulnerability that corporate Canada, especially its Alberta chapter, is particularly desperate to be kept secret for as long as possible and it only remains to be seen when it will be most advantageous to “leak” the secret & by which party.

    * C-CI Treaty; Canada – China Investment Treaty (FIPA) & CETAgreement; Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (Canada-European Union)

    ** The W.A.D. Accord; Reference:
    For those who may not be familiar with The WAD Accord, &/or, its recent developments, The Accord can be accessed on line by way of the submission entitled:

    “Towards a More Informed Opinion regarding the Environmental Impact & Context of the NGP (Pipeline), et al”, Researched & Submitted by D.E.H.S., July 24, 2012 to the Enbridge Co.’s NGP Joint Review Panel..

    Ms. Colette Spagnuolo,
    [email protected]
    Process Advisor, Northern Gateway Project
    (22nd Floor, 160 Elgin St. Ottawa ON K1A 0H3)
    regarding: … r-eng.html
    Public Registry; File ‪#A43076‬
    All letters of comment are under “F”. This comment is available
    under the subfolder “S”.
    Further questions?;
    [email protected]

    For the other information that may lead the non shareholders, corporate China and corporate European Union & their shareholders & the non shareholders, et al, to a greater certainty regarding
    what corporate Canada may be sharing with you regarding the accessing of the aforementioned, information & Canadian natural resources, et al, I can be contacted at:

    David E.H. Smith, 2173 Bradford Ave., Sidney, British Columbia, CANADA. V8L 2C8.,

    Non shareholders & the other potential participants in the C-CITreaty CETAgreement can access more of the relevant articles that have been researched & posted on Facebook (& several online newspapers, et al) at:

    Facebook; David Smith, Sidney, British Columbia.

    *** “derivative type conspiracy”; “The $58 Trillion Elephant in the Room” by Jesse Eisinger. Upstart Business Journal, October 15, 2008, 8:00am EDT. Re; the “industrialized credit derivatives”

    **** the “coveted” Chinese investor; Who is the “coveted” Chinese investor who said:
    “It’s not that we are racist when we are dealing with Canadians,
    it’s just that we can’t stand the way that you suck up to us.”?

  • Glenn Cline says:

    Love your site reviews for the video games, and I see there is an index sorted by year, but it would be much easier to navigate through your site, if the game reviews were sorted by console type. Anyhow just my two cents. Thanks,


    • Drew Wilson says:

      Eventually, I hope to upgrade the indexes so it’ll be even easier to sort through them. Unfortunately, I’ve been working under an extraordinary lack of resources at the moment, so the index, as it stands, will have to do for now. I did look into some solutions for easy navigation, but there is only one plug-in that comes somewhat close to what I’m looking for and that plug-in is a paid plug-in. 🙁 I definitely get where you’re coming from though and appreciate the feedback! 🙂

  • Amanda says:

    I am looking for your contact details but I didn’t find anywhere.

    I think you people should mention the contact details so if anyone want to contact you directly so they easily connect with you.

  • Stu says:

    Hi, I like reading your reviews but a bunch are missing, the links are broken. Like Road Rash, Golden Axe 2 and Home Alone for the Genesis, for example. Would like to read those if possible.

    Cheers and nice work,


    • Drew Wilson says:


      The links that are broken are for forthcoming reviews. It was just easier to index everything and let them automatically liven when they get published. So, I included a publication year to give a better indication of when they are out.

      There is a way to read them in advance as I offer that ability over on Patreon, though it is a pay feature. Otherwise, they will eventually liven on their own one at a time every Friday. The Genesis ones in particular are all slated to be published sometime this year if they haven’t already. A number of them are already out and have been posted in 2021 at least if that helps.

      I know it’s not the greatest system, but I couldn’t think of a better way without fussing with index pages every Friday. WordPress can schedule posts, but not edits as far as I know.

      Hopefully, that better explains things.
      – Drew

  • DB says:


    Here are a couple of links to TV and radio financial reports submitted to the CRTC.

    My favourite report is the Individual Discretionary and on-demand report from the first link. It has individual P&Ls for every cable channel. It shows CP24’s pre-tax profit increased from $16 M in 2017 to $27 M in 2021.

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