Brussels, Belgium and Ottawa, Canada – On both sides of the Atlantic, civil society groups as well as Members of the European Parliament (MEP) from the European United Left/ Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) group are calling for the immediate release of the text of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
Today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso officially announced the conclusion of the agreement.
"If this deal is so important, shouldn't Canadians have the chance to accept or reject it?" said Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians. "The people of Canada and Europe, not multinational corporations, should be the ones calling the shots."