November 15, 2012 15:59 ET
Grave concerns with European trade agreement
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2012) - A coalition of workers and community representatives who oppose the trade deal Canada is negotiating with Europe will take their message to federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt at her planned visit to Tilley Endurables in Toronto on Friday, November 16.
More than 40 municipalities, representing over 5.5 million Canadians, have asked to be excluded from the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) due to grave concerns over their ability to invest in local development. The agreement will eliminate buy-local and hire-local policies, lock-in privatization of public services and dramatically increase health care costs for Canadians. The coalition will tell Minister Raitt to shelve CETA and to work instead on developing a Canadian job-creation strategy.
Chris MacDonaldOntario DirectorCanadian Labour Congress647email@example.comStuart TrewTrade campaignerCouncil of Canadians647firstname.lastname@example.org
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