NAFTA, in crisis for better or for worse?

March

March for A Better NAFTA

Unifor is organizing a demonstration and march, demanding a trade deal that delivers stronger labour rights, the protection of good jobs and higher living standards for all.

When: Tuesday January 23rd @ 11am (lunch will be provided on site)

Where: Gathering at Dorchester Square (on Metcalfe, North of René-Lévesque)

Organized by: Unifor

NAFTA Confronting Contemporary Challenges: Assessment and Perspectives

When: Friday, January 26 @ 9:30 am

Where: L’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Room A-1715

Chairperson: Christian Deblock

Mathieu Arès: Canada and Mexico face the new American deal

Maria Lourdes Zea Rosales, Secretary of the Workers’ Syndicate of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (STUNAM)

Celeste Drake, Specialized, Trade Policy Specialist, AFL-CIO

Organized by: the Center for Studies on Integration and Globalization (CEMED)

NAFTA, Trade and Related Issues

When: Friday, January 26 @ 10:45 am

Where: L’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Room A-1715

Chairperson: Mathieu Arès

Destiny Tcheoualy and Michèle Rioux: NAFTA and the trade and culture debate

Sylvain Zini: NAFTA and respect for workers’ rights

Sharon Treat (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, United States): NAFTA and Regulatory Cooperation

Social event:

When: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Café Parvis, 433 Mayor Street.

Organized by: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Trade Justice Network

OTTAWA – MONTREAL BUS

To allow workers, activists from civil society organizations and citizens from the Ottawa area to participate, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is giving you the opportunity to get on a bus to Montreal that will take us to the rally and bring us back afterwards.

DEPARTURE: Saturday, January 27 @ 9:00 A.M.

LOCATION: BEHIND 377 BANK ST.

RETURN: 4:00 P.M. from Montreal

A light meal will be served following the demonstration at UQAM (Université du Quebec in Montreal) and information sessions will take place in the afternoon.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT BY EMAIL OR PHONE:

Joanne Louisseize

Email: jlouisseize@cupw-sttp.org

Phone number: 613-236-9449

Citizen Rally: People and the planet before profit

When: Saturday 27th January 2017 @ 12:00 – 1 :00 pm

Where: In front of the Bonaventure Hotel, 900 Rue de la Gauchetière O

Organized by: the Quebec Network on Continental Integration with support from the Canadian Coalition on NAFTA (Common Frontiers, Trade Justice Network and Council of Canadians)

Lunch

When: Saturday 1:00 pm Lunch

Where: L’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) à la cafétéria du Pavillon Hubert-Aquin.

People and Planet Before Profit Forum

Is it possible to have a trade agreement that respects the environment and the planet?

What are the conditions to make this happen?

When: Saturday @ 1:45- 3:00

Where: Metro Corridor of Management Sciences – UQAM – Room R-M130.

Chairperson: Shirley Dorismond, Vice President FIQ;

Interventions:

Ben Beachy (USA),

Juan Carlos Salamanca GreenPeace-Mexico,

Interventions from Quebec and Canada (TBD).

Organized by: the Quebec Network on Continental Integration with support from the Canadian Coalition on NAFTA (Common Frontiers, Trade Justice Network and Council of Canadians)

3 pm Break

Solidarity Resolution with Mexican Workers

When: 3:10 pm – 3:30 pm

Where: Metro Corridor of Management Sciences – UQAM – Room R-M130.

Presentation by Benedicto Martínez, National Coordinator of Frente Autóntico del Trabajo (FAT); and resolution by Amélie Nguyen (CISO).

Does the NAFTA have a future?

When: 3:30 – 4:45 pm

Where: Metro Corridor of Management Sciences – UQAM – Room R-M130

Animation: Stephen Léger, Vice President APTS; Lori Wallach (Public Citizen – USA); Arthur Stamoulis (Citizen Trade Campaign – USA); Vitoria Alfredo Acedo of the National Union of Autonomous Regional Peasant Organizations (UNORCA); Larry Brown (NUPGE – TJN); Quebec (to be confirmed).

Organized by: the Quebec Network on Continental Integration with support from the Canadian Coalition on NAFTA (Common Frontiers, Trade Justice Network and Council of Canadians)

4:45 pm Closing remarks

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