January 21st, 2011
The CottageCountryNow article is at http://www.cottagecountrynow.ca/news/article/931346–feds-delay-plans-to-ship-toxic-waste.
The Sarnia Observer article is at http://www.theobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2939140.
STRASBOURG, 8 am (2 am ET) – We are leaving Strasbourg this morning and returning to Brussels for meetings with European allies opposing CETA. We will be meeting with the European Public Services Union, Friends of the Earth Europe, Corporate Europe Observatory, Food and Water Europe, and others. Many of these European civil society groups just signed on to a statement of opposition to CETA which can be read on the front-page of http://www.S2Bnetwork.org or athttp://www.s2bnetwork.org/fileadmin/dateien/downloads/EU-Canada_statement_Final.pdf. This statement represents a significant step in building trans-Atlantic opposition to this trade agreement.
STRASBOURG, 11:30 pm (5:30 pm ET) – The attached photo shows a poster that one can see in the halls of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. It asks, ‘why can Vaclav Havel not enter Canada freely?’. Havel, of course, is a world-renowned playwright, human rights activist, former president of Czechoslovakia, and, oh, also a member of the Order of Canada. So what’s this all about?