Lounge Speaker Series and QPIRG Concordia present:
Deregulation and Privatization: What “free trade” with the European Union and North America means for Canada
Dorval Brunelle, professor in the sociology department at UQAM and director of the Observatory of the Americas, attached to the Centre for International Studies and Globalization at UQAM
Stuart Trew, trade campaigner at the Council of Canadians
By the end of this year, Canada may be signing the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union. Haven’t heard of it? Don’t be surprised. The Harper Government has remained eerily silent about it though details have surfaced from other sources.
The scope of this agreement is gigantic. One thing we do know is unlike trade deals of the past, foreign multinational corporations will be able to challenge provincial and municipal governments if they feel a policy is unfair to their profit margins. If you want to know more about this deal, please join us:
WHERE: CSU Lounge, 7th floor, Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve O.
WHEN: 1:00pm-3:00pm Friday 18 November 2011
Bring a lunch or grab some food at the People’s Potato. Come learn about and discuss the Canadian-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the trade campaigner of the Council of Canadians and a professor who has done a lot of research on another major free trade agreement NAFTA. We will show a small documentary on the deal for those who arrive early, around 12:40.
This event is co-sponsored by QPIRG Concordia www.qpirgconcordia.org.
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