Trump Not Welcome in Canada
Last weekend, the Council of Canadians launched a new online petition to give people an opportunity to add their voice to say U.S. President Donald Trump is not welcome in Canada. More than 15,000 people have signed the petition – and that number is growing every day.
“This overwhelming response is sending a strong message that Trump’s racist, misogynist, vulgar and dangerous words and actions are not welcome here,” said Leo Broderick, Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. “Trump’s vulgar rhetoric has insulted, demonized and endangered women, immigrants, Muslims, people of colour and many others.”
President Trump is expected to come to Canada for his first official visit since being sworn into office to attend the upcoming G7 summit, set to take place June 8-9, at a remote, luxury resort in Quebec.
Add your voice! Join the thousands of people who are saying U.S. President Trump and his views are not welcome here in Canada.
Sixth round of NAFTA negotiations wrap up in Montreal
The sixth round of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was held in Montreal last week. Members of the Council’s Montreal chapter were there, joining unionized workers from Unifor in a large rally and protest. Recent media reports suggest the Trudeau government may choose to “opt in” to NAFTA’s Chapter 11, the controversial investor-state dispute settlement provision. Chapter 11 allows corporations or investors to sue governments over decisions they feel affect profits, even if the decisions were made in the interest of the public or the environment. The Council of Canadians has been a long-time opponent of Chapter 11. Under it, Canada is now the most-sued developed country in the world with the majority of corporate lawsuits filed over environmental laws and protections.