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Public forum to challenge NAFTA’s constrictive energy provisions

WHAT: A public forum on NAFTA and Climate Change with Gordon Laxer, author of After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians and finalist for the 2016 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize.

WHEN: 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

WHERE: Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood House, West Hall. 800 E Broadway, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories.

“Donald Trump thinks oil in Canada is American oil. Unfortunately, in this rare instance his assumption is based on fact,” says Laxer. “Under NAFTA’s energy proportionality rule, a rule like no other in the world, Canada must make available for export to the U.S. three quarters of its oil production and over half of its natural gas. NAFTA’s proportionality rule locks in Canada’s carbon emissions just at the time Justin Trudeau has pledged to reduce them substantially. The Trudeau government should deposit the proportionality rule where it belongs – in the garbage can – during the current NAFTA talks.”

ORGANIZED BY: The Council of Canadians, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Corporate Mapping Project, and West Coast Environmental Law.


For more information or to arrange interviews:

Dylan Penner, Media Officer, Council of Canadians, 613-795-8685, dpenner@canadians.org. Twitter: @CouncilOfCDNs