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Hamilton chapter to protest NAFTA anniversary

The Hamilton Spectator reports, “The local branch of the Council of Canadians will march on Tuesday (January 28) to express its displeasure at the 20th anniversary of the Canada-U.S. free trade agreement — NAFTA. The event, organized by their Trade Justice group, is planned for Tuesday, at 6 p.m., at Gore Park and James Street South. Protesters will march to the Council of Canadians meeting being held at Volunteer Hamilton, 267 King St. E. where they will hear from Graham Flint, of FORCE (Friends of Rural Communities and the Environment).”

This is part of an upcoming Inter-Continental Day of Action for communities throughout Mexico, Canada and the United States who will be saying no to NAFTA, the Trans Pacific Partnership, and other corporate ‘trade’ deals. Along with Hamilton, Council of Canadians chapters in Nanaimo, Vancouver, Commox Valley, London, Toronto and Brant will be taking part in the day. Other chapters may organize rallies outside the offices of politicians, marches, information sessions/ public events, banner drops and light brigades, and more.

To read about how you can join this day of action, please see trade campaigner Stuart Trew’s blog How to join the Intercontinental Day of Action vs TPP and Corporate Globalization.