French River Ontario passes CETA resolution.


French River, also known as Rivière-des-Français passed a resolution on September 21st to negotiate an exemption for municipalities from the CETA trade agreement. The municipality is concerned that the agreement will disrupt the flow of social services, local jobs, local procurement policies and control over waste and water facilities. The council was motivated to closely examine the trade agreement after a local area resident brought the issue to mayor and council.

To date, 14 municipal resolutions have been passed — Lunenberg (Nova
Scotia), Brantford, Alnwick/Haldimand, Trent Hills, Asphodel-Norwood,
Tecumseh, Windsor-Essex, Brockville, London, French River (Ontario),
Logan Lake, Burnaby, North Vancouver, and Trail (British Columbia).

Read more about CETA resolutions at Council of Canadians.


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