The Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU, or CETA for short, is a free trade agreement being negotiated between the European Union and Canada.
The potential impact of the final agreement on such diverse areas as intellectual property, supply management and government procurement have all been debated. Municipalities and school boards have been particularly vocal in expressing concerns that CETA could alter local decision making and procurement processes.
Canadian Centre of Policy Alternative’s Rob Duffy outlines some of the concerns communities are voicing concerning CETA.
The Council of Canadians has written a guide to assist municipalities passing resolutions regarding CETA.
CUPE has a toolkit online urging supporters to challenge CETA.
Updates and information on the progression of CETA negotiations from the Government of Canada can be found here.