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CETA views to collide: French Prime Minister and José Bové visit Canada at same time

Montréal — As French Prime Minister Manuel Valls arrives in Canada to promote the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), another prominent voice, José Bové, Member of European Parliament and well-known anti-globalization activist, will be highlighting the dangers of the deal during his visit to Montréal on October 11-13.

José Bové rose to international celebrity status as a sheep farmer and activist who drove his tractor into a McDonald’s in 1999 to protest the WTO’s liberalization of agriculture. Now, elected as a Member of European Parliament, he is in Canada to highlight another looming disaster: CETA.

PUBLIC FORUM: THE PEOPLE AND THE PLANET BEFORE PROFIT

WHAT: A public forum on how CETA would be a setback for food sovereignty, social justice and the environment

WITH:

  • José Bové, farmer and environmental activist, Green Member of European Parliament
  • Nathalie Guay, Quebec Network on Continental Integration (RQIC)
  • Anne-Céline Guyon, Stop Oléoduc
  • Jan Slomp, National Farmers Union
  • Sujata Dey, The Council of Canadians

WHERE: Centre St-Pierre, Fernand-Daoust, Room 1205, 1212 Panet, Montréal (métro Beaudry)

WHEN: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

PRESS CONFERENCE

WITH :

  • José Bové, farmer and environmental activist, Green Member of European Parliament
  • Pierre-Yves Sérinet, Quebec Network on Continental Integration (RQIC)
  • Sujata Dey, The Council of Canadians

WHERE: Room 323, 2100 de Maisonneuve (corner of De Lorimier, métro Papineau)

WHEN: Wednesday, October 12th, at 11:30am

Bové will be available for media interviews during his visit from October 11-13.

Bové’s visit to Montréal is being hosted by the Council of Canadians, the Quebec Network for Continental Integration (RQIC), Vigilance OGM, and Stop Oléoduc. It also involves these RQIC members: Attac-Québec, CSD, CSN, and Génération nationale.

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