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NEWS: Council-CUPE tour on CETA in Winnipeg last night

CJOB in Winnipeg reports, “Canada’s largest union and the Council of Canadians have major concerns about a Comprehensive Economic and Trade agreement (CETA) being negotiated between Canada and the European Union. …The meeting last night (Monday night) at the Downtown Red River campus attracted between 150 and 200 people.”

“The national president of CUPE, Paul Moist, told CJOB’s Nighthawk the trade deal threatens vital public services like water, transit, energy and health care. He says the two biggest pharmaceutical companies in Europe want a five year extension on patent protection for drugs in the deal. Moist says that would raise the price of drugs in this country by nearly three billion dollars.”

“The union and the Council are holding town hall meetings across the country to voice their concerns.” You can find out more about the tour at http://canadians.org/tradetour.

The CJOB article is at http://www.cjob.com/News/Local/Story.aspx?ID=1449269.