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WIN! CETA resolution passed by Trail, Burnaby and North Vancouver councils

The Council of Canadians is pleased to report that a municipal resolution it has advocated for against the Canadian European Union comprehensive economic and trade agreement has now been passed by three municipal councils in British Columbia – North Vancouver, Trail, and Burnaby.

The resolution calls for:

1. A briefing from the province on the scope and content of the Canada-European Union free trade negotiations, specifically areas that touch municipal responsibilities, and a draft of the current agreement,
2. A sector-by-sector analysis of the agreement from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities,
3. That the FCM urge the federal government not to include subnational procurement in the final agreement.

To see the complete resolution – and additional analysis – please go to Stuart Trew’s trade blog from April 27 at

An ‘Organize This’ post on April 19 asks Council of Canadians chapters “to create letters, make calls and submissions to your city/municipal councils! More information including great fact sheets can be found at”

Council of Canadians organizing staff are tracking similar resolutions across the country at this moment and it is hoped that more resolutions will be passed.