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LISTEN: Trade campaigner Stuart Trew on ‘The House’ this morning

Trew being interviewed by CBC Radios The House last Wednesday evening.

Trew being interviewed by CBC Radio’s The House last Wednesday evening.

On CBC Radio’s The House this morning (Saturday February 9), you will be able to hear Council of Canadians trade campaigner Stuart Trew who was interviewed by the program during our ‘Put CETA On Ice’ action on the Rideau Canal earlier this week.

As noted on the website for The House, “The Canada-EU trade agreement has been in the works for years and it’s bound to become our country’s biggest bilateral initiative since NAFTA. Trade expert Laura Dawson and former Ambassador the United States Derek Burney, who played a critical role in negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, join us to assess what the deal could mean for Canada.”

Given the program (now hosted by Evan Solomon) clearly has not chosen the most progressive voices to discuss CETA, Trew’s analysis is all the more vital to be heard by listeners across the country. In the media advisory for our action on the Rideau Canal, Trew stated, “We need to think of the Canada-EU trade deal like one more Harper government omnibus budget, full of economic, environmental and social policy changes requested by Big Business and hidden from public view. CETA pretends to be about trade but it’s actually more of a corporate power grab that takes away options for how to make that trade more sustainable and beneficial to everyone.”

To listen to a podcast of the program later this week, go to http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse/. More about our CETA campaign at http://canadians.org/ceta. The blog for the ‘Put CETA On Ice’ action is at http://canadians.org/blog/?p=19176.