MONTRÉAL, Oct. 7, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - As French Prime Minister Manual Valls arrives in Canada to promote the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), another prominent voice, José Bové, Member of European Parliament and well-known anti-globalization activist, will be highlighting the dangers of the deal during his visit to Montréal on October 11-13.
José Bové rose to international celebrity status as a sheep farmer and activist who drove his tractor into a McDonald's in 1999 to protest the WTO's liberalization of agriculture. Now, elected as a Member of the European Parliament, he is in Canada to highlight another looming disaster: CETA.
PUBLIC FORUM: THE PEOPLE AND THE PLANET BEFORE PROFIT
WHAT: A public forum on how CETA would be a setback for food sovereignty, social justice and the environment
- José Bové, Farmer and environmental activist, Green Member of the European Parliament
- Nathalie Guay, Quebec Network on Continental Integration (RQIC)
- Anne-Céline Guyon, Stop Oléoduc
- Jan Slomp, National Farmers Union
- Sujata Dey, The Council of Canadians
WHERE: Centre St-Pierre, Fernand-Daoust, Room 1205, 1212 Panet, Montréal (métro Beaudry)
WHEN: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
- José Bové,Farmer and environmental activist, Green Member of the European Parliament
- Pierre-Yves Sérinet, Quebec Network on Continental Integration (RQIC)
- Sujata Dey, Council of Canadians.
WHERE: Room 323, 2100 de Maisonneuve (corner of De Lorimier, métro Papineau)
WHEN: Wednesday, October 12th, at 11:30am
He will be available for media interviews during his visit from October 11-13.
Bové's visit to Montéal being hosted by the Council of Canadians, the Quebec Network for Continental Integration (RQIC), Vigilance OGM, and Stop Oléoduc. It also involves these RQIC members: Attac-Québec, CSD, CSN, and Génération nationale.
SOURCE COUNCIL OF CANADIANS
For further information: Sujata Dey, Council of Canadians: 613-796-7724; Louis-Serge Houle, CSN: 514-792-0795; Pierre-Yves Sérinet, Quebec Network for Continental Integration: 438-396-6284