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The April 2001 Summit of the Americas in Quebec City put the Free Trade Area of the Americas on the map for many Canadians. Governments are negotiating yet another free trade deal that will extend the trade and investment rules of NAFTA across the Americas - despite the demonstrated costs, including widening economic disparities and environmental degradation.

This new deal threatens the right to health, an internationally recognized human right that includes the right to affordable medical care and the right to a healthy environment. In Canada, the FTAA could jeopardize universal Medicare. Also threatened are the laws and regulations that protect public health through a clean and healthy environment.

Common Frontiers, a trade and social justice working group of which CUPE is a member, has put together a petition opposing the FTAA. Click here to sign the petition online.

For more information about the dangers presented by the FTAA, visit the following links: