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A report on how the Canada-European Union trade talks will put Canada’s public water up for sale has made news in Europe. The prestigious Le Monde diplomatique, a monthly news magazine published in France, covered the release of the report in December.

Canada’s already challenged public water systems are under threat from a broad free trade agreement being negotiated by Canada and the European Union. The report Public Water for Sale: How Canada will privatize our public water systems, published by CUPE and the Council of Canadians, warns that public water in Canada will be lost unless the provinces and territories take immediate steps to remove water from the scope of the proposed Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA.

The next round of CETA talks will take place in January in Brussels.