Wednesday, June 27, 2007

CALL TO ACTION AGAINST THE SPP!








Council of Canadians to mobilize in Ottawa, Montebello and across the country from August 20-21


From August 20-21, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be meeting in Montebello, Quebec with U.S. President George Bush and Mexican President Felipe Calderón. The Council of Canadians will be there to tell them what Canadians really think about the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.

Ottawa-based activists are already planning a giant weekend demonstration and possibly a bike caravan from Ottawa to Montebello.

We’ll be posting information about actions in Ottawa, Montebello and across Canada at IntegrateThis.ca, as details emerge. So drop by often for up-to-the-minute information.

But in the meantime, here’s plans are shaping up:

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 7:00 p.m. — PUBLIC FORUM

The Council of Canadians is working with a other labour and social justice groups to organize a public forum near Montebello. This event will feature Canadian, U.S. and Mexican speakers, focusing on how the SPP affects energy security, water, the environment, security policy, and other key issues. More details to come.

MONDAY, AUGUST 20 — NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

The Council of Canadians will be organizing a National Day of Action Against the SPP on August 20. This will allow people across Canada to “plug in” to the resistance at the Montebello summit. Council of Canadians’ chapters will be organizing public forums and community picnics, lobbying of Members of Parliament, distributing handbills, and speaking to the media. We will be posting information about events across the country at IntegrateThis.ca, as details develop.

MONDAY, AUGUST 20 — PROTEST IN MONTEBELLO
The Council of Canadians will be joining with other groups from across Ontario and Quebec to protest at the summit site in Montebello. More details to come.

For more information about the Security and Prosperity Partnership, visit IntegrateThis.ca. We’ll post new information about the Montebello summit as it becomes available. Visit often for up-to-the-minute updates.

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