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NEWS: Comox Valley chapter invites councillors to CETA discussion, Nov. 30

The Comox Valley Echo reports, “The local Chapter of the Council of Canadians has issued an invitation to all councillors in the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland and Regional District Representatives to participate in a discussion of what the implications of the Canadian European-Union Comprehensive Trade Agreement would mean locally. It could affect water, waste services, cost of prescriptions, medical services, local procurement, and more.”

The chapter says, “We would welcome – no, we would urge – the wide participation of all citizens of this Valley, whatever your occupation. If you are a councillor, a teacher, a farmer, a local businessman, a fireman, retired, self-employed, a school board trustee, no matter what, this agreement will affect you. It is presently being discussed behind closed doors; however, according to Peter Van Loan, Canada’s trade minister, ‘Just about everything is on the table’. A short film detailing the ramifications of this agreement will be shown followed by discussion.”

The forum takes place on November 30, 7 pm, at the Evergreen Seniors Lounge (Lower Filberg).

For our ‘Municipal governments need a say on CETA’ web-page, please go to