Showing posts with label CETA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CETA. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Open Invitation to the public to discuss the No To CETA campaign

Over the summer a few of us from the Occupy Movement decided to start up a No To CETA campaign.  We prepared a video, gave ourselves a name  (Citizens Against CETA), set up a blog page and formed a partnership with the Council of Canadians.  Read more in this article published by The Independent. 

On October 3rd, at 7:30 in the Oak room at the Lantern, we, along with the local chapter of the Council of Canadians, are holding a meeting for their members and any concerned citizens wishing to get involved or learn more.  The purpose is to look at strategies to get the message out, both to the public and the politicians.

Watch the informational video HERE.

Read more about the problematic implication of Investors Rights (and the precedents that have been set under NAFTA) for CETA.

The federal government is hoping to have the deal signed by the end of the year so there is a real sense of urgency. We hope to see you at the meeting. Your expertise and ideas are needed. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Local group 'Citizens Against CETA' speak out about secretive Canadian-European trade deal

There's a reason most people have never heard about the Canadian European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (or CETA): it trades us away for the sake of bigger profits for multinational corporations. A local group calling themselves 'Citizens Against CETA' have put together an informational video (along with other great resources from the Council of Canadians and CUPE) to help get information out about this secretive trade agreement, which is in its final stages of negotiations and could be signed as early as the end of 2012.

Read more in a recent article in The Independent about how globalisation is set to make further inroads in Newfoundland and Labrador under CETA.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Information round-up on #CETA

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a proposed free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union. It has had very little media attention or public debate - most Canadians have never heard of it. However, its far-reaching agreements, once passed, will be nearly impossible to amend or back out of. This is why more public debate and discussion is essential, yet the CETA negotiations have been happening behind closed doors with corporations at the helm.

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