No to Investor-State!
And a Big Yes to Fair Trade!
|The world famous CETApus of London, Ontario, 2011.|
On Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at 4:30 pm, outside London City Hall, you are invited to take a stand for Canadian cities. Together we will mark the historic resistance to the CETA trade pact by city councils from Victoria to Thunder Bay to Toronto. These municipal governments, along with dozens of others, including London, represent the first ever cross-country resistance to a corporate trade pact. The CETA gives corporations the right to directly sue governments if new laws or regulations impact their profits. It also removes the right of municipalities to govern local assets publicly, in favour of privatization and foreign corporate management.
Together we will acknowledge London city council, which passed two resolutions to be excluded from the CETA, for which it has received no reply from either the federal or provincial governments. This gathering will also bear witness to the official announcement, on Friday, Sept. 26th in Ottawa, that negotiations for the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement are complete. In reality, while the agreement is nearing completion, the CETA still needs to be ratified, a process which could take up to two years.
Following the announcement, the CETA cannot be changed. But it can be rejected!
Thursday, September 25
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Outside City Hall (300 Dufferin Avenue, London ON)
Hosted by Council of Canadians, London Chapter
More info: www.canadians.org/trade
Aldous Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Chesnut email@example.com
Come together, connect, and thank Canadian city councillors for standing up to protect families and democratic process.
Bring your voices, ears for listening, and determination for democracy. Stand tall together, knowing we are on the right side of history. No to CETA and Investor State! Yes to Fair Trade!