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The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Council of Canadians are kicking off a fall tour in Moncton on Saturday September 10, to raise awareness about CETA, a trade deal being negotiated between Canada and the European Union.

The CETA event will be held during the Eastern Municipal Workers Conference on Saturday, September 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the Shediac Room of the Delta Beauséjour Hotel at 750 Main Street in Moncton. Full translation is available at this event.

Guest speaker Ken Thompson, Vice President of Moncton and District Labour Council will join CUPE National President Paul Moist and Council of Canadians National Chairperson Maude Barlow.

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.  The deal threatens public services, local democracy, water and health care.

Public forums are also being held in Hamilton on Tuesday, September 27 and in Windsor on Wednesday September 28.  Additional meetings are scheduled in British Columbia for October 11, 12, and 13 in Abbotsford, Vancouver and Victoria.