Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

September 08, 2011 15:01 ET

Media Advisory: Paul Moist and Maude Barlow to host public meeting on CETA this Saturday in Moncton

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2011) - The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Council of Canadians are holding a town hall meeting on Saturday, September 10 in Moncton to raise awareness about a new trade deal that threatens vital public services like water, transit, energy and health care. CUPE National President Paul Moist, Council of Canadians National Chairperson Maude Barlow and Ken Thompson, Moncton and District Labour Council Vice President will speak at the event.

Canada and the European Union are negotiating a new Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which they hope to sign by the end of this year. CUPE and the Council of Canadians oppose the deal because of the impact it will have on public services and the environment.

WHO: Paul Moist, National President, Canadian Union of Public Employees
Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians
Ken Thompson, Vice President, Moncton and District Labour Council
WHAT: Public town hall meeting
WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2011
10:30 a.m. – noon
WHERE: Shediac Room, Delta Beauséjour Hotel
750 Main Street, Moncton

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The forum is part of a series of events being held across Canada.

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