On September 21, Canada and the European Union announced that the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a controversial NAFTA-plus free trade deal initiated by the Harper government and signed by Prime Minister Trudeau in 2016, was now provisionally in force. In Europe, however, more than 20 countries have yet to officially ratify the deal, and progressive voices are urging their governments to demand radical changes to CETA or reject it outright.
From October 15 to November 1, the CCPA's Stuart Trew (Monitor editor and trade researcher) will be part of a CETA speaking tour in Europe, travelling to Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Berlin, Ljubljana and Vienna with the message that, far from being a "progressive" agreement, CETA is antithetical to the idea of sustainable development.
October 16 - Paris : https://www.facebook.com/events/1729265084049706
October 18 - Dublin : https://www.facebook.com/events/1933151840270683/
October 23 - Berlin : https://corporateeurope.org/events/ceta-after-german-elections-german