Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ottawa

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ottawa

May 27, 2011 10:00 ET

Paul Moist and Maude Barlow to host public meeting on CETA this Monday in Saskatoon

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 27, 2011) - The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Council of Canadians are holding a town hall meeting on May 30 in Saskatoon 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 Terry Boehm, President of the National Farmers Union 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 of CUPE, Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians and Terry Boehm, president of the National Farmers Union.
What:Public meeting about CETA: Canadian communities are not for sale.
When:May 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Where:Frances Morrison Library, 311-23rd Street East, Saskatoon

This forum is part of a series of events planned across Canada. To listen to the radio ads advertising the event, visit www.cupe.ca/ceta.

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