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New Trade Justice Network to Release Controversial Details of Canada- Europe Free Trade Talks

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Apr 16, 2010 10:41 ET

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2010) - On the occasion of the third round of Canada-European Union free trade negotiations in Ottawa (April 19 to 23), representatives of the newly formed Trade Justice Network, a cross-section of Canadian civil society organizations, will release new and controversial details about the proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) at a press conference on April 19.

This new information raises serious questions about the impact of a free trade agreement on social policy, environmental sustainability, culture, public procurement, intellectual property rights and a host of other areas in both Canada and Europe.

WHAT: Trade Justice Network press conference on Canada-EU free trade talks
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New Trade Justice Network to Release Controversial Details of Canada- Europe Free Trade Talks

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/New-Trade-Justice-Network-
Release-Controversial-Details-Canada-Europe-Free-Trade-Talks-
1149021.htm

Apr 16, 2010 10:41 ET

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2010) - On the occasion of the third round of Canada-European Union free trade negotiations in Ottawa (April 19 to 23), representatives of the newly formed Trade Justice Network, a cross-section of Canadian civil society organizations, will release new and controversial details about the proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) at a press conference on April 19.

This new information raises serious questions about the impact of a free trade agreement on social policy, environmental sustainability, culture, public procurement, intellectual property rights and a host of other areas in both Canada and Europe.

WHAT: Trade Justice Network press conference on Canada-EU free trade talks
... Read more »

Invitation to Can-EU FTA discussions in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal

Dear Friends,

If you are concerned with how sweeping free trade negotiations between Canada and the European Union may affect public services, labour rights, environmental policy, culture, economic development, food policy, water services, and more, then please read on.

 We would like to invite you to an important event on the Canada-European Union comprehensive economic and trade negotiations. We wish to invite discussion on the largest, most intrusive free trade deal that Canada has ever entered into. Negotiations are progressing quickly, with little public scrutiny.

Canada is offering to make commitments that go beyond NAFTA and the WTO. On the table are chapters on services and investment, domestic regulation and standards, public procurement, and intellectual property rights.
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Demand Accountability from Mayor Bussiere and your Council member!

2010-03-22
Action Deadline: 
Mon, 2010-03-29 (All day)
Council members in La Peche need to hear your views on expropriating 60 prime acres that is currently designated by Eco Echo for community demonstration gardens. Expropriation will cutoff public access to the quarry amphitheatre and the orchards of the Wakefield Organic Fruit Co-operative. Expropriation will elminate training programs, workshops, locally grown fruit and outdoor performances that offer local employment and entertainment. Without consultation, Mayor Bussiere has proposed building an industrial park on this priceless land, yet has provided no details about the full cost or benefit to the community. Hold the Mayor and your Council members accountable!

Write your Council member and the Mayor to support Eco Echo's mandate for a vibrant, community-centered, eco-tourism and cultural destination at the gateway to the Municipality. 

Let your voice be heard!

Robert Bussière, Mayor

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The rule of no realm is mine,

but all worthy things that are in peril as the world now stands, those are my care.

And for my part, I shall not wholly fail in my task if anything passes through this night that can still grow fair and bear fruit and flower again in days to come.

For I too am a steward. Did you not know?  J.R.R. Tolkien

            

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