CCPA Senior Research Fellow Scott Sinclair
On December 8, despite what was described as a ‘weather bomb’ (extremely strong winds, the closure of the Confederation Bridge for hours, thousands without electricity) hitting Prince Edward Island, more than 150 people came out 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 Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
At the public forum, Sinclair, who lives in rural Prince Edward Island, said, “This federal government has a seemingly insatiable appetite for trade agreements that eat away at public rights and those of provincial, territorial and municipal governments. As concerned citizens, we should keep the pressure up against the Harper government’s tactics and demand that our provincial government step up and defend our democratic autonomy and threatened public interests.”
To read his full comments, please go to http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/commentary/pei-and-ceta.