Come Together For A Public Forum In Niagara On Controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

Meeting Will Feature A Host Of Speakers On Health Care, Enivornmental Protection And Other Areas That Could Be Threatened By Deal

An Invite to All of Us from the Niagara Regional Labour Council

Posted October 18th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is a broad “next generation” international trade and investment agreement that is being negotiated behind closed doors. TPP is not primarily about trade, but is a broad agreement that aims to change Canadian public policy without domestic debate.

One of many rallies over past year - this one in Niagara, Ontario - against a TPP trade deal many fear will kill more good jobs and ravage health care and other public services

One of many rallies over past year – this one in Niagara, Ontario – against a TPP trade deal many fear will kill more good jobs and ravage health care and other public services

The TPP threatens tens-of-thousands of Canadian jobs, will lead to higher prescription drug costs, and threatens our health care system and our environment. Learn what the TPP will mean for Canada, for our community, and how to stop it.

The Niagara Regional Labour Council is hosting a conference on the TPP, Saturday October 22 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Goodwill Stokes Centre, 36 Page Street, St. Catharines.

Speakers include Hadrain Martins-Kirkwood from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Emmay Mach, People’s Climate, Natalie Mehra, Ontario Health Coalition, Steve Maher, York University, John Bacher, author and Bruce Allen Niagara Regional Labour Council. The event is free and lunch is provided.

To register, please contact B. Allen at 905-934-6233 or ballen@cogeco.ca

About the Niagara Regional Labour Council – The Niagara Regional Labour Council (NRLC) represents thousands of unionized workers across Niagara. Operating under the umbrella of the Canadian Labour Congress, the NRLC promotes social justice, human rights, fair labour laws, safe workplaces, and is an advocate for issues affecting all workers across Niagara.

For more information on the Labour Council and its activities, click onhttp://www.niagaralabour.ca/ .

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