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The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Council of Canadians are holding a town hall meeting on Saturday, September 10 in Moncton 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, Council of Canadians National Chairperson Maude Barlow and Ken Thompson, Moncton and District Labour Council Vice President 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; and Ken Thompson, Vice President, Moncton and District Labour Council 

WHAT: Public town hall meeting

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2011, 10:30 a.m. – noon

WHERE: Shediac Room, Delta Beauséjour Hotel, 750 Main Street, Moncton

Full translation on site.

The forum is part of a series of events being held across Canada.  

For more information contact:

Danielle Savoie, CUPE Communications Representative: 506-381-1966 dsavoie@cupe.ca

Dylan Penner, media officer Council of Canadians: 613-795-8685 or dpenner@canadians.org, Twitter: @CouncilOfCDNs

Janet Szliske, CUPE Communications: 604-454-7293 or jszliske@cupe.ca