CUPE has launched an on-line campaign to stop the Canada- EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement known as CETA. Canadians are being called on to email Prime Minister Stephen Harper and ask him to immediately halt negotiations on this deal.
CUPE National President Paul Moist and Council of Canadians National Chairperson Maude Barlow have launched a cross-country tour to oppose the proposed trade deal called the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They are calling on all Canadians to get informed and take action.
The tour and on-line action are taking place in the lead up to the critical eighth round of CETA negotiations between Canada and the European Union in Brussels this July. Harper said recently he is committed to proceeding ‘full-throttle’ on CETA and on having the deal signed by January 1, 2012, just eight months from now.
If CETA is signed it will:
- threaten our democracy by putting corporate rights first
- encourage privatization of Canada’s drinking water and wastewater services
- threaten local job creation and “buy-local” policies
- cause prescription drug costs to skyrocket by at least $2.8 billion per year
- allow big corporations to challenge environmental regulations
Together we can stop this trade deal and protect communities, health care and the environment. Join the thousands of Canadians who oppose this deal and let Harper know you want the deal stopped.
- Visit cupe.ca/action/halt-ceta-negotiations today