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Canada negotiating another trade agreement in complete silence

Stop the Canada-China FTA banner photo-op at the PMO

This week, Canada-China free trade talks are taking place in an undisclosed location in Ottawa. While Canada has not officially launched free-trade negotiations with China, Ottawa is indicating it will move quickly, despite growing concerns about the impacts these talks could have.

WHAT: Photo op at the Prime Minister’s Office with a banner calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to stop the Canada-China free trade talks.

WHEN: 12:00 p.m., April 26, 2017

WHERE: In front of the Prime Minister's Office at 80 Wellington St.

WHO: The Council of Canadians

“The House of Commons and Senate committees have all produced reports saying that trade agreements should not be negotiated in back rooms with only business interests at the table,” says the Council of Canadians’ Political Director Brent Patterson, who will be on site today with the banner. “But the government is again doing what it does best: excluding the rest of us from deals which have repercussions for us, just like it did with the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. This creates a situation where public services, the environment, and our jobs are on the menu, instead of at the table.”