CETA passes second reading in the House, but hurdles remain

Media Release
December 13, 2016

The implementation act to pass the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Bill C-30, has passed second reading in the House of Commons today.

The Council of Canadians has been following this controversial agreement since its inception and is ready to comment on the development.

“There haven’t been any consultations or actual analysis of CETA. This is not sunny ways, especially when CETA threatens our democracy, public services, municipalities, farms and jobs,” says Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. “The government should hold consultations and conduct analysis immediately, which is what the Liberals recommended before they formed government.”

The NDP and the Green Party voted against the motion. The NDP has been filibustering the agreement which first arrived in the House of Commons in second reading on November 21.

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