Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

October 07, 2011 16:41 ET

Paul Moist and Maude Barlow to host town hall on CETA

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2011) - The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Council of Canadians are holding a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 12 in Vancouver 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 Colleen Fuller, Women and Health Protection 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 health care.

WHO: Paul Moist, National President, Canadian Union of Public Employees
Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians
Colleen Fuller, Steering Committee, Women and Health Protection
WHAT: Public town hall meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
7 – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver
Auditorium

The forum is part of a series of events planned across Canada. The next, and possibly final, round of negotiations will take place in Ottawa from October 17–20.

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