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Broad delegation of Canadian civil society groups to attend SPP counter-summit
Date: Friday, April 18 2008
Topic:


While the Canadian, Mexican and American
heads of state continue to discuss corporate priorities for North America
behind closed doors at the fourth annual SPP summit in New Orleans next week,
civil society from all three NAFTA countries will lay the groundwork for
international cooperation of a more human kind that places the needs of
communities, the environment and workers first. The press release follows.

Attention News/Assignment Editors:



Media advisory - Broad delegation of Canadian civil society groups to attend SPP counter-summit in New Orleans



OTTAWA, April 18 /CNW Telbec/ - While the Canadian, Mexican and American
heads of state continue to discuss corporate priorities for North America
behind closed doors at the fourth annual SPP summit in New Orleans next week,
civil society from all three NAFTA countries will lay the groundwork for
international cooperation of a more human kind that places the needs of
communities, the environment and workers first.


From April 20-22, 2008, the Council of Canadians will join civil society
organizations from Canada, Mexico and the United States at the New Orleans
People's Summit: Our Response to NAFTA Expansion and the SPP. The People's
Summit is co-sponsored by 30 local, national and international organization
and networks opposed to the security and economic integration initiatives of
the secretive Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.



WHAT:


New Orleans People's Summit: Our Response to NAFTA Expansion and the SPP


WHEN:


April 20-22, 2008


WHO:


Canadian civil society leaders who will be in New Orleans:


Maude Barlow

National Chairperson, Council of Canadians

Contact Stuart Trew: 613-218-5800; strew@canadians.org


Dave Coles

National President, Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP)

Contact: 613-299-5628; dcoles@cep.ca or Michelle Walsh: 613-858-9144


Pierre-Yves Serinet

Réseau Québécois sur l'intégration continentale (RQIC)

Contact Catherine Binette: 514-813-2252; rqic@ciso.qc.ca


Normand Pépin

Réseau Québécois sur l'intégration continentale (RQIC)

Contact Catherine Binette: 514-217-6529; pepinn@csd.qc.ca


Ken Neumann

National Director for Canada, United Steelworkers

Contact: 416-558-2510; kneumann@usw.ca


Claude Genereux

National Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Contact Blair Redlin: 778-228-4538; bredlin@cupe.ca


Rick Arnold

Common Frontiers

Contact: 905-373-8792; comfront@web.ca


Colin Heslop

CAW-TCA National Director, Skilled Trades

Contact: 416-274-1876; Colin.Heslop@caw.ca


WHERE


Various locations in New Orleans. See www.summitneworleans.org for a full
schedule of events.



For further information: Stuart Trew, (613) 218-5800,
strew@canadians.org







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