Brussels – Today we met with Irish MEP Joe Higgins of the Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left.

It was a very good meeting in which Mr. Higgins highlighted the importance of popular mobilization in both Europe and Canada to defeat CETA.

We will also be working with his office to submit questions to the European Commission about CETA and the very real threat water privatization.

We also spoke to Mr. Higgins about coming to Canada to address our rally against CETA outside where the fifth round of talks will take place in Ottawa this coming October.

Brent Patterson, Director of Campaigns and Communications, Council of Canadians


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Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is a political activist, writer and the executive director of Peace Brigades International-Canada. He lives in Ottawa on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Algonquin...