The Council of Canadians believes in peaceful protest and non-violent civil disobedience. We do not damage property or engage in any form of aggressive behaviour toward police and other security personnel. We do not condone violence against persons or property in our organization or our movement. We believe that our message of peace and justice is not served by images of violence and destruction, and that in the common struggle to build a better world our methods must be consistent with our goals.
The trade deal is flawed: inequality would grow and the environment deteriorate further
Civil society organizations from Mexico, the United States and Canada call on Canadians and their elected representatives in Ottawa to set up a special parliamentary inquiry prior to any ratification vote on the “new” NAFTA. This would ensure that decision-makers are fully familiar with all aspects of the deal, and can make any necessary changes to guarantee that the Canadian public, not multinational corporations, are the primary beneficiaries of the deal.