Rally Against Canada-EU Free Trade Deal: October 22

September 29, 2010, 4:14 PM EST

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With Canada-European Union free trade negotiations continuing to move at a rapid pace and no meaningful public consultation or debate planned, an important demonstration is planned for Ottawa.

CAW local unions, activists and supporters in Ontario are asked to attend a rally on Friday, October 22 starting at 12 p.m. in Ottawa to protest the secrecy and scope of ongoing Canada-EU free trade negotiations.

The event is being hosted by the Council of Canadians and supported by progressive organizations from across Canada, including the CAW.

CAW President Ken Lewenza cautions that this Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) would touch on nearly every aspect of Canadian society.

"Canada's federal negotiators are also pushing for a NAFTA-style investor rights chapter in the CETA, which will grant European corporations the right to sue Canadian governments for establishing laws and regulations that interfere with profits," Lewenza said.

CAW locals, union leadership and activists looking to participate in the rally are asked to contact CAW skilled trades coordinator Terry Farrell at terry.farrell@caw.ca

For further information on the CETA please visit www.caw.ca/en/8883.htm


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