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Tuesday, November 6, 2012


What do the CETA and FIPA (the Canada-China Trade deal) have in common? 
They both will take away the power of people in cities from protecting local natural assets from foreign corporate take over. Foreign corporations will be heavily fining municipal and provincial government (paid for with our taxes) in secret if any environmental, labour or health law is used that slows their anticipated profits. *See the FIPA video below for more info. The CETA and the FIPA are part of the long-term policy plan like we have never heard of before. The recent budgets have been preparing for the new trade landscape just like the budgets of the late 80's and early 90's did with the FTA and NAFTA. The power of using trade deals to make changes is that they cannot be reversed when you elect a new government as they are internationally-binding. * This link is a FIPA video. What else do the CETA and the FIPA have in common? If not critiqued, our federal government will pass these long-term policy plans asap without telling you about the details of them. The FIPA on this Tues. Oct. 30, and the CETA's last round of major negotiations finished today with plans to pass in 2012. There's still time. And the momentum is growing... 
 Blessed be the Canadian who uses their voice to name the long term plan they want for their friends, their coworkers and their family. Thank you to Stuart Tru, Maude Barlow, Paul Moist and many others who have been leading the pack on public education nationally on the CETA. Thank you to Elizabeth May, Thomas Mulcair, Clayton Ruby and others who have been leading nationally on the FIPA. Thanks to Robert and Gary for sending these on. Thank you to all for every action you take, to educate and press for dialogue on the "new generation" trade landscape and the stability of Canada's real economy, and the welfare of our families. Every little act makes a small difference.

Jennifer on behalf of StopCETA Trade Justice -- A coalition of the Council of Canadians, London Chap.


London Chapter Council of Canadians
London, Ontario, Canada
Date: Monday, November 12, 2012
Place: Lamplighter Best Western, 591 Wellington Road South 
Time: 5:00 PM registration & verification of member credentials
5:30 PM AGM
6:30 PM Reception
7:00PM Dinner
8:00PM Speaker is Briana Blencowe “Human Trafficking”
Followed by a Question and Answer Period
9:30PM Adjourn


(NOTE: "Verification of member credentials" refers to VERBAL verification that you are a member. You may have to sign a sheet stating that you are a member, but you will not show any card or any other piece of paper.)


Human Trafficking Speaker Nov 12

For Immediate Release
October 30, 2012
Human Trafficking
Right here in London Ontario

November 12, 8 pm, come learn more from Briana Blencowe and her associate, a victim of the crime, when the London Chapter of the Council of Canadians present “Human Trafficking”.

As Briana explains, “I was thrilled when asked to speak at the London Council of Canadians Chapter Annual General meeting as their views for Canadian independence; promotion of policies on fair trade and action for justice is something I support. The fact that Council of Canadians attempts to place social issues in the spotlight is just what is needed when it comes to the problem of Human Trafficking in Canada.”

Human trafficking effects upwards of 25 million and is viewed as an international problem, still it lives right here in London Ontario. The United Nations reported in 2006 that an estimated global annual profit of 3.1billions dollars US making human trafficking the second most profitable organized crime.

Join us on November 12 at the Lamplighter Inn to learn more about this seemingly invisible crime right before our very eyes.

You are invited to join us for any or all portions of the evening. Please RSVP to Louise Hollingsworth (519) 679-0765. Tickets are also available at the East Village Coffeehouse, 785 Dundas St. Dinner tickets include a complimentary copy of Maude Barlow’s book "The Great Lakes Commons".

London Chapter of the Council of Canadians Annual General Meeting
Lamplighter Best Western, 591 Wellington Road
Monday November 12, 2012

5:30 pm ►Meeting
7 pm ►Dinner and Speaker— $40 includes book
8 pm ►Speaker only—free will donation

For more information on the Council of Canadians you can visit their website at:

For more information on the event contact Louise Hollingsworth 519-679-0765
Council of Canadians, London Chapter