MONTREAL- Two Montreal borough mayors have joined the campaign to protect the west-end Meadowbrook golf course.
François Croteau, the Vision Montréal mayor of Rosemont-La Petite Patrie, and Luc Ferrandez, the Projet Montréal mayor of Plateau-Mont Royal, are also calling on the city of Montreal to respect its promises to protect biodiversity.
Environmental groups including the Green Coalition, the David Suzuki Foundation and Sierra Club have also called for its preservation.
“Such proposals are all hugely controversial — or they would be if anyone were paying attention. The problem is that the Canada/EU negotiations are taking place below the Canadian radar screen. Helena Guergis and Rahim Jaffer are getting more ink and air time here than free trade with Europe. In Parliament this week, just one question was asked about the negotiations. In principle, broadening trade with Europe and lessening dependence on the U.S. is an attractive idea. But the details of a deal with the EU could negatively impact many Canadians. It is time, then, to make these negotiations part of the political debate in Canada.”
Free trade with Europe?
May 7, 2010
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Trade & Environment Fact Sheet By Janet Eaton, Sierra Club Canada for the Trade Justice Network, April 19, 2010 (http://www.tradejustice.ca)
The Canada-E.U. Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations are based on commitments to place corporate profit and power before social and economic justice, democratic control, and ecological sustainability. Negotiations are progressing quickly and with little public scrutiny until now.
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