This evening, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow, CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill, and Victoria city councillor Marianne Alto spoke about the threat of a Canada-European Union free trade deal to an audience of 300 people at the University of Victoria.
The speaking tour against CETA has now been to 13 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), Vancouver (October 12) and Victoria (October 13). To date, the tour has reached an audience totalling more than 2,850 people in 9 provinces, with multiple media articles reaching an even larger audience.
The next tour stop will be on Wednesday October 19 in Ottawa at St. Paul’s University campus (223 Main Street, near Clegg Street). The speakers will be Barlow, CUPE president Paul Moist, and Frédéric Viale of Attac-France.