A cross-Canada CETA tour organized by the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow and CUPE president Paul Moist will be speaking across the country highlighting the dangers of this proposed deal and to say that Canadian communities are not for sale.

This tour will take place prior to the critical eighth round of CETA negotiations in Brussels this July 11-15, where offers on services are likely to take place. Just this month, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he was committed to proceeding ‘full-throttle’ on CETA and on having the deal signed by January 1, 2012, just eight months from now.

The 6-city tour will go to:

  • Calgary – April 29
  • Montreal – May 24 (with CUPE Secretary-Treasurer Claude Genereux)
  • Toronto – May 26
  • Saskatoon – May 30
  • Halifax – June 28
  • St. John’s June 29

April 29: CALGARY, AB
7:30 p.m. Ballroom, Westin Calgary 320 4th Avenue SW

A free event featuring:

  • Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians
  • Paul Moist, National President, Canadian Union of Public Employees

Canada and the European Union are negotiating a new Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which they hope to sign by the end of this year. But it would be more accurate to call it a privatization and deregulation pact. Under CETA, large multinational corporations could take over delivery of vital public services – like water and waste disposal – whether local governments like it or not. Local governments who choose to “buy local” or to exclude for-profit European corporations from bidding on public service contracts could have their right to do so overruled by an unaccountable trade tribunal for violating CETA.

Come learn more about the threat CETA poses to Canadian communities and how you can get involved in stopping it.

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