Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

October 18, 2010 12:34 ET

Media Advisory/Breakfast Briefing: Downside of European Free Trade Proposals

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2010) - The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) invites you to a breakfast briefing on the proposed Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

While many people wish Canada had an economy based on equality and social inclusion, the European Union is not exporting its social model to Canada. The CLC and its affiliated unions believe that this CETA would have an adverse impact on the provision of important public services, including drinking water, water and sewer and public transit. The proposed rules would abandon foreign ownership controls in cultural industries: prohibit governments from obliging foreign investors to purchase locally, transfer technology or train local workers, and make it far harder for governments to reverse failed privatizations. The negotiations are in their fifth round and are being held in Ottawa this week. 

WHO: Dr. Teresa Healy
  Senior Researcher, CLC
   
WHAT: Briefing on proposed Canada-EU trade agreement
   
WHEN: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 8:30 a.m.
   
WHERE: The Lord Elgin Hotel, 100 Elgin Street
  Boardroom 300

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.2 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils.

Contact Information

  • Please RSVP to:
    CLC communications
    Dennis Gruending
    613-526-7431
    Mobile: 613-878-6040
    dgruending@clc-ctc-ca