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NEWS: Barlow speaks on CETA in Windsor tonight

The Windsor Star reports, “A trade deal being quietly negotiated between Canada and the European Union will privatize our drinking water, among other consequences, according to the Council of Canadians, a progressive citizens’ organization.”

“The council’s national chairwoman Maude Barlow will bring a cross-country tour to Windsor tonight to warn of the dangers they see in the massive deal. The group argues that negotiations for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement have been conducted without public discussion. Critics say CETA would put corporate rights first, threaten local job creation and buy-local policies, allow corporations to skirt environmental regulations and cause prescription drug costs to skyrocket $2.8 billion per year.”

“The free public meeting, which uses the tagline ‘Canada’s communities are not for sale!,’ is tonight at 7 at the Caboto Club.”