The leaders of Canada, the US and Mexico will be in Montebello Quebec in August to talk about the “next generation” of free trade deals - the Security and Prosperity Partnership - with 30 of their closest corporate friends.
Members of the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC), CEOs of the 30 largest corporations and leaders of key business organizations in the three countries, will be staying with the three leaders at the posh Chateau Montebello.
In contrast, unions, students, women’s and other organizations aren’t invited. In fact they can’t even get near the place.
Instead, anti-globalization organizations have planned rallies in Ottawa and in other cities and towns on August 19 to protest this meeting to discuss an initiative that seems designed to secure Canadian and Mexican natural resources for American use.
While the Ottawa rally doesn’t have a fixed location yet, the organizers are expecting a big crowd.
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