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UPDATE: 150+ in Charlottetown for CETA talk

Maude Barlow and members of Occupy PEI.

Despite what is being described as a ‘weather bomb’ on Prince Edward Island today (extremely strong winds, the closure of the Confederation Bridge for hours, thousands without electricity), more than 150 people came out this evening to hear Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow, CUPE president Paul Moist, and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives researcher Scott Sinclair speak about the proposed Canada-European Union free trade agreement at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown, PEI.

The 16-city speaking tour against CETA visited Calgary (April 29), Montreal (May 24), Toronto (May 26), Saskatoon (May 31), Winnipeg (June 27), Halifax (June 28), St. John’s (June 29), Moncton (Sept. 10), Hamilton (Sept. 27), Windsor (Sept. 28), Abbotsford (Oct. 11), Vancouver (Oct. 12), Victoria (Oct. 13), Ottawa (Oct. 19), London (Dec. 1), and Charlottetown (Dec. 8).

The tour reached an audience totalling more than 3,425 people (an average of 215 people per tour-stop) in 10 provinces, with multiple media articles reaching an even larger audience.

For more about the campaign to stop CETA, please go to http://canadians.org/ceta.