Newly elected leaders must demand consultation on CETA

November 15, 2011

A recent opinion piece highlights many of the serious and likely consequences from signing the Canadian European Trade Agreement (CETA). Unlike previous trade agreements CETA eliminates the right of a municipality to procure goods and services locally. It also opens up our water treatment industries to multinational corporations. Despite the potential for “serious, unanticipated consequences for municipalities,” local leaders have not been invited to negotiations. Author Kim Slater is urging those who are elected on November 19th to educate themselves on the subject and to demand consultation. Read opinion piece here.