Oct 06, 2011

Paul Moist and Maude Barlow to host Abbotsford town hall on CETA

ABBOTSFORD—The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Council of Canadians are hosting a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in Abbotsford 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 and Lynn Perrin, spokesperson for Water Watch Mission-Abbotsford will speak at the event.

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 negative impact it will have on public services and health care.

WHO:             Paul Moist, National President, Canadian Union of Public Employees
                     Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians
                     Lynn Perrin, Spokesperson, Water Watch Abbotsford-Mission

WHAT:           Public town hall meeting

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

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

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

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