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The following is a list of municipalities who have passed resolutions opposing the World Trade Organization and the General Agreement on Trade in Services. Also included are municipalities where a vote is pending.

Updated: July 2001

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Passed: Annual Meeting on May 28, 2001
Text of resolution on CFWTO website at:wtoaction.org/discuss/

Alberta
Red Deer, St. Albert and Sylvan Lake - Passed

British Columbia
Passed:
Vancouver, North Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Richmond, Kamloops, Bowen Island, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Powell River, Tumbler Ridge, Williams Lake, Burnaby, New Denver, Delta, Abbotsford, Campbell River, Quesnel, Wells, Comox, Courtenay, Cowichan Valley

Regional District, and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)

New Brunswick
Passed: Sackville, Port Elgin
Pending Vote: Saint John

Newfoundland
Pending Vote: St. Johns

North West Territories
Passed: Yellowknife

Nova Scotia
 Passed

Municipality of the County of Colchester (includes 11 districts, towns and communities including Tatamagouche and Stewiake), Truro, Sydney, Mahone Bay, Pictou County, Chester Municipal Council, Town of Lunenburg

Ontario
Passed: Tecumseh, Guelph, Kingston, London, Windsor, Region of Niagara (includes mayors and representatives from St. Catharines, Welland, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, Thorold and seven other towns in the region), Northumberland County (seven municipalities represented), Township of Alnwick-Haldimand, Brighton County, Cambridge, City of Ottawa (newly-amalgamated including former cities of Kanata, Nepean, Gloucester, Orleans, Rockcliffe)
Pending
Vote: Collingwood

Quebec:
Passed: Ste-Anne de Bellevue, Fleurimont

Saskatchewan
Passed: Prince Albert, Regina
Voted down in Moose Jaw but council will ask FCM to monitor GATS
Pending: Swift Current, Saskatoon

For more information on the campaign to oppose the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and the WTO check out wtoaction.org and cupe.ca

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