Global Justice Now are organising a public meeting on CETA (the Canadian equivalent of TTIP) on Monday 2 November at 6.30pm.
In early 2016, a trade deal between Canada and the EU (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA) is due to be debated and voted on in the European parliament.
CETA is a lot like TTIP, the US-EU trade deal currently under negotiation – except the negotiations are finished on CETA. Like TTIP it allows corporations to sue governments in secret courts over decisions they don’t like such as bans on Tar Sands oil, fracking, anti-smoking campaigns...
As part of the growing movement against corporate trade deals and to try to stop final agreement of CETA, Global Justice are promoting a speaker tour in early November - Manchester will be the second date on the UK wide tour.
Come and get updates both from those directly effected and the implications both for democracy and regulation protecting people in the UK and also those cut out of the deal in the rest of the world. Free event with tickets from Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/stop-the-transatlantic-trade-deals-learn-about-ceta-and-ttip-tickets-18996133948
The speakers will include:
Maude Barlow, chair of citizens’ group the Council of Canadians
Ugandan trade expert Yash Tandon
Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now
Venue: Manchester Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street.