On Valentine’s Day, local Council of Canadians activists presented an oversized card to Premier Selinger asking his government to keep Manitoba out of CETA, the controversial economic and trade agreement currently under secretive negotiation with the European Union. The card represents a 3000-person campaign of signed postcards indicating popular support to stop Manitoba from signing on to CETA — a Harper agenda.
Each MLA received a Valentine’s Day card with the following text: “It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! And here in Manitoba there’s a lot to love – so far. We love and protect our natural resources, public drinking water and wastewater services, local food and local food programs, public libraries (that are still hanging on to the public part), a wide variety of local businesses doing business locally, public services and crown corporations (that also haven’t been privatized and sold off), public transit and affordable prescription drugs. We want to keep it that way – don’t you? Please Keep Manitoba out of CETA!”
Watch the eight-minute video on this Valentine’s Day action here:
To see the video of the Winnipeg chapter’s ‘CETA Clause’ action in early-December, go to http://canadians.org/blog/?p=12631.
Congratulations to the Winnipeg chapter for a great action!