Trade Justice Now! European voices against a Canada-Europe Free Trade Agreement
Food soverignty, public services, climate justice...
All are under threat from a new free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union. Haven't heard of it? That's because even though negotiations are hallfway finshed, the pubic is being kept in the dark.
This is the biggest, most intrusive free trade agreement Canada has ever considerdered. It is nastier than Nafta and the WTO. Negotiators are in Ottawa April 19 to 23 for what has been called the most important round of free trade talks. They're finalizing new rules that could affect culture, public services, environment protection, economic development, water, health care, broadcasting policy, farmers, and much more.
Gerard Choplin, Via Campensina European Coordination, Belgium
Rolv Hanssen, Public Services International, Norway
Frederic Viale, Attac-France, author of L'horreur europeenne, France
The Trade Justice Network is comprised of a number of environmental and civll society organizations as well as trade unions that have come together to challenge the scope and process of the Canada-European Union free trade negotiations, and to highlight the need for a more sustainable, equitable and socially just international trade regime.
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