Comox Valley residents are invited to The New Face of Corporate Power, an evening with Stuart Trew, trade campaigner for the Council of Canadians, and Brenda Sayers of the Hupacasath First Nation.
Free trade and investment deals like NAFTA promote and lock in the rights of corporations to make a profit. At the same time, they undermine the ability of communities to make decisions in their own best interest.
Every new deal takes the corporate agenda a step further and they are virtually impossible to cancel once ratified. The Canadian Government has signed, or is in the process of negotiating and seeking to ratify a variety of new corporate rights treaties.
Opposition to these deals has been building.
Over 80 municipalities have passed resolutions in opposition to the CETA negotiations, the Hupacasath First Nation has launched a constitutional challenge to the Canada-China FIPA ratification and communities are beginning to organize and inform themselves about the TPP.
The Council of Canadians is hosting this event May 27 at 7 p.m. at the Little Red Church (2182 Comox Ave.) in Comox to build collective opposition to all of these agreements.
For more information, phone Kathie at 250-334-4608.
— Council of Canadians