Media Advisory - Canadian groups call for urgent re-think of current Canada-U.S. policy



    OTTAWA, March 28 /CNW Telbec/ - On March 30, 2007, the Council of
Canadians, the Canadian Labour Congress, the Council on American Islamic
Relations Canada and the Parkland Institute will call on the Canadian
government to change the course of Canada's relationship with the United
States. The groups will outline how the recent Security and Prosperity
Partnership has put civil liberties, the environment, energy and job security
in jeopardy and will call on parties to make this an election issue.
    The press conference will launch a teach-in that will bring together over
600 activists, academics, workers, political figures and journalists from
across the country and the continent to discuss the Security and Prosperity
Partnership.

    WHO:

    Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and author
    of Too Close for Comfort: Canada's future within Fortress North America.

    Diana Gibson is the Research Director of the Parkland Institute, an
    Alberta research network situated within the Faculty of Arts at the
    University of Alberta.

    Teresa Healy is a Senior Researcher at the Canadian Labour Congress. She
    works on issues relating to the defence of public services, including
    health care, child care and communities

    Karl Nickner Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic
    Relations Canada, an organization working to fight discrimination against
    Muslims in Canada.

    WHEN/WHERE:

    March 30, 2007
    10:30 am
    Charles Lynch room, Parliament Hill




For further information:

For further information: Meera Karunananthan, Media Officer, (613)
233-4487 ext. 234, cell : (613) 795-8685, meera@canadians.org,
www.integratethis.ca

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