The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Council of Canadians are holding town hall meetings next week in Winnipeg, Halifax and St-John’s to raise awareness about a new trade deal that threatens vital public services like water, transit, energy and health care.
Guest speakers Mark Austin, Executive Director of Rural and Communities Network (Halifax), and Gus Etchegary, Chair of Fisheries Community Alliance (St. John’s), will join CUPE National President Paul Moist and Council of Canadians National Chairperson Maude Barlow.
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.
Monday, June 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the CGA Manitoba Room (P107), Red River College, 160 Princess Street
Tuesday, June 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Italian Canadian Cultural Association, 2629 Agricola Street
Wednesday, June 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road
The forum is part of a series of events planned across Canada.
Listen to radio ads promoting the Winnipeg town hall meeting
Listen to radio ads promoting the Halifax town hall meeting
Listen to radio ads promoting the St. John’s town hall meeting
- For more information, please visit cupe.ca/CETA