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Toronto Judy Darcy, National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, will call on labour and social activists to take direct action to confront growing corporate power in Canada. She is speaking to hundreds of social and labour activists gathered for the Whose Economy? conference organized by the Centre for Social Justice.

9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 12

Medical Sciences Auditorium
University of Toronto
1 Kings College Circle.

We have to be prepared to take direct action on trade agreements, just as we do on collective agreements, says Darcy. Governments and corporations have gotten away with too much for too long. When it comes to protecting public services like health care and clean water from trade agreements, governments are ignoring the will of the Canadian people.

The conference takes place on the heels of the largest mobilization against growing corporate power in Canadian history in Quebec City three weeks ago. Ms. Darcy will address the need for the labour movement in Canada to become more militant in the face of the increasing use of state and police authority to protect corporate interests.


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