Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

November 15, 2012 15:59 ET

Media Advisory : Workers, Community Representatives to Demonstrate at Lisa Raitt Event

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.

WHO: Coalition of workers and community representatives
WHAT: Action to oppose CETA
WHEN: Friday, November 16, 2012
10:00 a.m.
WHERE: 60 Gervais Drive, Toronto, ON

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