SmartVote: EU trade deal puts Canada’s farmers, municipalities and public services at risk

Stuart Trew
Trade campaigner
Council of Canadians
(647) 222-9782
strew@canadians.org

THE COUNCIL OF CANADIANS: The Montreal Gazette and other newspapers across the country are reporting, “The Canada-European Union free trade agreement expected to be concluded later this year will bring less than half the benefits originally projected ($6 billion now rather than the projected $12 billion) when negotiations were announced in 2008, according to an EU-commissioned analysis. …Free trade critics say the report backs their argument Prime Minister Stephen Harper should postpone the next round of negotiations, to take place in April, so that Canadians can debate the issue during the election campaign. ‘Harper should explain why his government is ready to sell out Canada’s farmers, municipalities and public services for a measly $6 billion, or half what he wants to give away in corporate tax cuts over the coming years,’ Council of Canadians spokesperson Stuart Trew said Wednesday.”

See also:

http://canadians.org/media/trade/2011/31-Mar-11.html

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