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The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Council of Canadians are holding a town hall meeting on Monday, June 27 in Winnipeg to raise awareness about a new trade deal that threatens vital public services like water, transit, energy and health care. CUPE National President Paul Moist 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:         Paul Moist, National President, Canadian Union of Public Employees
                  Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians

WHAT:       Public town hall meeting

WHEN:       Monday, June 27, 2011
                  7 – 9 p.m.

WHERE:     CGA Manitoba Room (P107) Red River College
                  160 Princess Street, Winnipeg

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