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Apr 15, 2010

Come out to hear Gerard Choplin from Via Campesina Europe talk about farming, GMOs and trade - 4 events starting Saturday... the Canada-Europe Free Trade Agreement negotiations next week in Ottawa form an attack on Canadian and European farmers and the right to save seed! 

Event Tour Notice: April 17 -21 Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto

Halifax, Saturday, April 17 - International Day of Peasant Struggle in support of Via Campesina and Food Sovereignty

11:00am- March starting at the Farmer's Market (Lower Water St) Bring instruments, banners, placards, friends and family!
12:00pm- Celebration on the North Commons Food, Speakers, information, entertainment, drum circle, puppets, face painting, guerrilla gardening & goats!

Speakers include: Gerard Choplin - Via Campesina European Coordination, Members of the National Farmers Union, Local Food Activists For more info: halifaxpeasantday@gmail.com Endorsed by: Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, National Farmers Union, Via Campesina, Oxfam, CAF, KAFKA, FAC, ACORN, Food Not Bombs. NSPIRG, The Grainery

Trade Justice Now! European voices against a Canada-Europe free trade agreement

Ottawa - Monday, April 19, 7:00-9:00 pm
Saint Paul’s University Amphitheatre, 223 Main Street, Ottawa (Traduction simultanée sera fournie sur place)

Montréal - Le mardi 20 avril à 19 h
Pavillon Athanase-David de l’UQAM, local D-R200
1430, rue Saint-Denis, (angle Maisonneuve, métro Berri-UQAM)

Toronto - Wednesday, April 21, 7:00-9:00 pm
International Student Centre (Pendarvis Room), University of Toronto, 33 St. George Street (just north of College)

Food sovereignty, public services, climate justice… All are under threat from a new free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union. Haven’t heard of it? That’s because even though negotiations are halfway finished, the public is being kept in the dark.

Join us to hear three prominent European social justice activists speak about Europe’s international trade agenda and raise questions about a free trade and investment agreement with Canada.

Featuring:
Gérard Choplin, Via Campesina European Coordination, Belgium
Rolv Hanssen, Public Services International, Norway
Frédéric Viale, Attac-France, author of L’horreur européenne, France

This is the biggest, most intrusive free trade agreement Canada has ever considered. It could be nastier than NAFTA or the WTO. Negotiators are in Ottawa April 19 to 23 for what has been called the most important round of the free trade talks. They’re finalizing new rules that could affect culture, public services, environmental protection, economic development, water, health care, broadcasting policy, farmers and much more.

Presented by the Trade Justice Network.  The Trade Justice Network is comprised of a number of environmental and civil society organizations as well as trade unions that have come together to challenge the scope and process of the Canada European Union free trade negotiations, and to highlight the need for a more sustainable, equitable and socially just international trade regime. 

For more information: info@tradejustice.ca
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Posted: Thursday April 15, 2010, 9:31 am
Tags: food justice trade ethics farming freedoms farmers gmos [add/edit tags]

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