Why CETA is a bad idea for Canada

Canada and the European Union are negotiating a new Comprehensive Trade Agreement (CETA). This is a big deal for Canada, and so far, negotiations have been quietly taking place behind closed doors.

If CETA is signed, it will:

  • threaten our democracy by putting corporate rights first
  • encourage privatization of Canada's drinking water and wastewater services
  • threaten local job creation and 'buy-local' policies
  • cause prescription drug costs to skyrocket by at least $2.8 billion per year
  • allow big corporations to ignore or challenge the environmental regulation.

To learn more about how CETA threatens Canadian commuhities and how you can help stop the deal, attending a public meeting sponsored by the Council of Canadians and CUPE.

  • Date: Wednesday, Oct. 12
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Place: Auditorium, Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph St. Vancouver

The meeting will feature Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and Paul Moist, National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

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