CUPE reports this evening that, "A resolution on (the impact of trade deals on municipal governments), submitted by three B.C. municipalities and the Union of BC Municipalities, passed easily in the morning plenary at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ annual convention."
"Resolution B56 calls for 'open public consultation before negotiating any internal or international trade and security agreement,' including municipal input through FCM. The resolution also commits the federation to further researching and monitoring of the effects of trade deals on municipalities."
"CUPE and its allies (including the Council of Canadians) helped support the resolution, which highlights the threat trade deals pose to public services.."