There are serious concerns about the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Click here for the top ten reasons why CETA is bad for Canada.
The potential impacts to our society are huge - long-ranging and far-reaching. Interested in shopping local? Our municipal, provincial, and federal procurement policies will be seriously at risk.
Every level of government could be impacted by this legislation and that's why I've sent emails to Milton councillors, Ontario Premier McGuinty's office, Bob Rae's office, MPP Ted Chudleigh, MP Lisa Raitt and the Milton Canadian Champion.
If CETA is so good for the country, why is it being negotiated in the dark. We must shine the light on CETA, and have fair discussion on all its ramifications before it's passed. Once passed there will be no going back. We will be unable to un-do this action.
My signature on all my outgoing email says: The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.
If we make this single step (passing CETA) easy for the federal government, it will change our country as we know it. Every step after that will be difficult.
We as a nation need to make a decision: do we want to have control over our policies and programs or do we surrender this sovereignty to multi-national corporations and foreign governments?
Our Canadian way of life is under threat as it never has been before.