Media Advisory - CETA views to collide: French Prime Minister and José Bové visit Canada at same time

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

WITH:

    • 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.

PRESS CONFERENCE

WITH :

    • 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

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http://www.canadians.org
http://www.csn.qc.ca/

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