The E.U. Needs to Stop Dangerous Trade Deals | Council of Canadians & CUPE

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The E.U. Needs to Stop Dangerous Trade Deals | Council of Canadians & CUPE

By Maude Barlow and Paul Moist

As the EU-U.S. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement vote was postponed in the European Parliament on June 10th, the European Union is on the precipice of a major decision. Lurking in the background is another key decision about the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

We Canadians are writing to you, the Socialists, New European Left, and Greens, because you have the power to stop these dangerous trade deals. With this type of trade agreement, we have a choice: Do we accept rising inequality, unchecked corporate power, and lowered social and environmental standards, allowing the one per cent to become richer at our expense, or do we draw a line in the sand?

Read the whole article here on Huffington Post.