Rosemary Keenan of our Peel chapter reports:
“Council of Canadians - Peel Chapter rallied with the Unifor Local in Brampton today, calling for a trade agreement that focuses on people and communities. Rallies took place across Canada, calling for #ABetterNAFTA.
We referenced Maude Barlow's current publication, Getting it Right: A People's Guide to Renegotiating NAFTA, calling for removal of the Investor State Dispute Settlement clause.
We called for putting people at the centre of trade agreements, promoting regulations that protect the health and safety of workers and communities, protecting public services, and removing water as a tradable good.
Local media covered the event. Before leaving we spoke with Brampton North MP Ruby Sahota, gave her a printed copy of Getting it Right: A People's Guide to Renegotiating NAFTA, and promised to drop off a copy of Maude's Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada's Water Crisis."