Media advisory - Canadian, Mexican and U.S. advocates to send message to leaders before SPP Summit



    OTTAWA, Aug. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Critics of the Security and Prosperity
Partnership (SPP) from Canada, Mexico and the United States will call on
leaders attending the Montebello Summit to address growing calls for more
democratic accountability in the SPP process. They are demanding that the
agreement be submitted for debate and votes in each country's legislature.
    Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians and Michele Asselin of the
Federation des Femmes du Quebec will be joined by, Gustavo Iruegas, Foreign
Affairs Secretary for the Legitimate Government of Mexico and Ann Wright,
former U.S. State Department Official. The press conference will also include
a speaker from a trinational meeting on energy security taking place in
Montreal over the weekend.
    The delegation will then head to Montebello to deliver 10,000 petitions
to the Chateau Montebello where the leaders of the three NAFTA countries will
be meeting.

    WHO:

    Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, The Council of Canadians
    Gustavo Iruegas, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Legitimate Government of
    Mexico
    Michèle Asselin, Fédération des femmes du Québec / RQIC
    Ann Wright,  retired U.S. Army colonel and anti-war activist
    Speaker from the trinational energy meeting

    WHEN:

    August 20, 2007
    9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    WHERE:

    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.canadians.org

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