STOP CETA HERE!An unfair trade deal made behind closed doors will be devastating to communities throughout Manitoba and jeopardize our standard of living for generations to come.
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union would be a bad deal for Manitobans.
If CETA is signed it will:
- threaten our democracy by putting corporate rights first
- encourage privatization of Canada’s drinking water and wastewater services
- threaten local job creation and “buy-local” policies
- cause Canadian prescription drug costs to skyrocket by at least $2.8 billion each year
- open public services to bids by huge multinationals and lead to privatization
- allow big corporations to challenge environmental regulations
Standing up to the federal Harper government is a huge risk for anyone to take. Our Manitoba NDP need to know that they have our support and that the risk of NOT standing up to Harper is even greater.
If not the Manitoba NDP, then who? If not now, when?
CCPA Fast Facts: Canada - EU Trade Deal Bad for Manitoba
CETA: Constraining Manitoba's Economic Prospects and Policy Options (full report)
STAND WITH IDLE NO MORE
"Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth." idlenomore.ca
The Council of Canadians Winnipeg Chapter sands with Idle No More, and we encourage all of our members and supporters to join in this mobilization. Please check our events calendar for updates and events near you.
IDLE NO MORE Portage & Main, Winnipeg DEC 31, 2012
SHOW US THE DEAL!
Winnipeg City Council has voted to go ahead with a secret 30-year deal with the large multi-national corporation, Veolia, to oversee the much needed and long delayed upgrades to two of the City's wastewater treatment plants.
The secrecy surrounding the 30 year contract with Veolia to upgrade our wastewater system is alarming. We do not know the details of the contract and therefore what the relationship with Veolia will be; nor do we know what the cost will be for Winnipeggers. Other cities that have entered into agreements with Veolia have had the contracts open to the public before finalizing the deal. There are a number of cases in which cities have terminated their agreements with Veolia due to concerns about the company's technical, financial or environmental performance. A 30 year contract is a costly obligation for the City and could limit the City's ability to secure the best professional services in wastewater treatment in the future.
For detailed information, references and current updates please check out the "What's the deal with VEOLIA?" category of our blog.