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The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Council of Canadians are holding a town hall breakfast meeting on May 26 in Toronto to raise awareness about a new trade deal that threatens vital public services like water, transit, energy and health care. CUPE Ontario president Fred Hahn, Council of Canadians national chairperson Maude Barlow and Mike Layton, Toronto city councillor 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 impact it will have on public services and the environment.

Who: Fred Hahn, president of CUPE Ontario, Maude Barlow, national chairperson of The Council of Canadians and Mike Layton, Toronto city councillor.

What: Public meeting about CETA: Canadian communities are not for sale.

When: May 26 at 7:30 a.m.

Where: Osgoode Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel at 123 Queen Street West, Toronto

This forum is part of a series of events planned across Canada.

For more information contact:

Greg Taylor, CUPE: 613-818-0067 or gtaylor@cupe.ca

Dylan Penner, Council of Canadians: 613-795-8685 or dpenner@canadians.org