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The MAI may have been scuttled but the forces that want to speed up the process of dismantling states 0061006e0064 public services 0061006e0064 “liberating” investors haven’t given up. This next year, they’ll shift their focus to the World Trade Organization (WTO), trying to gain there what they lost at the OECD.

April 26 to 30, a parliamentary committee is travelling across the country gathering input from Canadians. But parallel with these hearings, Speakers’ Corners are being set up to allow people to express first hand their demands that Canada use the WTO to work in the interests of citizens and communities rather than corporations. For information on the Speakers’ Corners, contact:

Winnipeg Apr 26 Shirley Lord CHO!CES (204) 944-9408

Vancouver Apr 26, 27 Steve Staples Council of Canadians (604) 688-8846

Toronto Apr 27, 28 Catherine Goulet Council of Canadians (416) 304-0813

Edmonton Apr 28 Bill Moore-Kilgannon Parkland Institute (780) 492-0417

London Apr 29 Drew Whittaker OXFAM Canada (519) 432-2123

Saskatoon Apr 30 Cathy Holtslander (306) 652-1275

Windsor Apr 30 Doug Hayes Council of Canadians (519) 735-8319

For more information on the WTO and the FTAA, check the following Web sites:

Council of Canadians www.canadians.org Third World Network www.twnside.org Public Citizen www.citizen.org