Trade agreement percieved as threat to Canadian water systems

March 9, 2011

A report from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Council for Canadians expresses concern over the proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) currently being negotiated between Canada and the European Union. The report states that EU negotiators want Canadian municipal water utilities to be included in a chapter on public procurement, which may lead to the privatization of public water systems. Many municipal councils are voicing their opposition. Read the full story in the Sicamous Eagle Valley News.