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UPDATE: 300 at CETA event Vancouver

Last night, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow, CUPE president Paul Moist, and Colleen Fuller, steering committee member of Women and Health Protection, spoke about the threat of a Canada-European Union free trade deal to an audience of more than 300 people at the Maritime Labour Centre in Vancouver.

The CETA speaking tour has now been to 12 cities – Calgary (April 29), Montreal (May 24), Toronto (May 26), Saskatoon (May 31), Winnipeg (June 27), Halifax (June 28), St. John’s (June 29), Moncton (September 10), Hamilton (September 27), Windsor (September 28), Abbotsford (October 11) and Vancouver (October 12). To date, the tour has reached an audience totalling more than 2,550 people in 9 provinces, with multiple media articles reaching an even larger audience.

This evening the tour will be in Victoria, a city recently named a ‘blue community’ by its city council. The speakers will be Barlow, CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill and Victoria city councillor Marianne Alto. Today’s event is at 7 pm PT at the University of Victoria, David Lam Auditorium, A144 MacLaurin Building, Ring Road.