Oct 07, 2011

CUPE hosts town halls on CETA

BURNABY—The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Council of Canadians are holding town hall meetings in Abbotsford, Vancouver and Victoria next week to raise awareness about a new trade deal that threatens vital public services like water, transit, energy and health care. CUPE National President Paul Moist, Council of Canadians National Chairperson Maude Barlow will lead the discussion at each of the three events.

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. CUPE and the Council of Canadians oppose the deal because of the impact it will have on public services and health care.


WHEN:      Tuesday, October 11, 2011
               7 – 9 p.m.

WHERE:     University of the Fraser Valley
                33844 King Road, Abbotsford
                Lecture Theatre, Room B101


WHEN:      Wednesday, October 12, 2011
               7 – 9 p.m.

WHERE:      Maritime Labour Centre
                1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver


WHEN:       Thursday, October 13, 2011
                 7 – 9 p.m.

WHERE:      University of Victoria
                 David Lam Auditorium
                 A144 MacLaurin Building, Ring Road

The forum is part of a series of events planned across Canada. The next, and possibly final, round of negotiations will take place in Ottawa from October 17 –20.

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