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Paul Moist urged the opposition parties to reject the free trade agreement with Colombia that Stockwell Day introduced to Parliament Mar. 26.

“I cannot understand why Prime Minister Harper is prepared to sign agreements with a country that sees trade unionists murdered at a rate more than the entire world experiences in total, or with a country where the drug trade, and the paramilitary forces have a grip on a $6 billion illegal business,” said Moist.

Jorge Enrique Robledo, a member of the National Senate in Colombia met with CUPE officials in Ottawa to ask for Canadians’ support in denouncing the bill.