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The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Council of Canadians are holding a town hall meeting on ­­­­­May 24 in Montreal to raise awareness about a new trade deal that threatens vital public services like water, transit, energy and health care. CUPE secretary-treasurer and Council of Canadians national chairperson Maude Barlow 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: Claude Généreux, secretary-treasurer of CUPE and Maude Barlow, national chairperson of The Council of Canadians.

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

When: May 24 at 7 p.m.

Where: Centre St-Pierre, 1212 Panet Street, Montreal

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


For more information contact:

Robert Bellerose, CUPE Communications, 514-247-9266 ou rbellerose@scfp.qc.ca

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