Join Terry Boehm, a leading expert on the impacts the Canada – EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), as he discusses what effects CETA will have on local food procurement agreements and the right of farmers to save, re-use, exchange and sell seeds.  CETA reaches down to the provincial and municipal levels in the area of local goods and services procurement. As it stands now, CETA could disallow governments, schools, hospitals, universities and public utilities from favouring local food and locally owned businesses and services for contracts over relatively small thresholds.

The National Farmers Union Ontario is sponsoring these public events.

To learn more please attend one of  the following events:

‘Implications of CETA on Local Food Systems and Local Food Procurement Policies’

June 29, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m St. Marys – St. Marys United Church Hall, 85 Church St. S.

 

‘The Threat CETA Poses to Family Farms and Our Right to Save Seeds’

June 28, 7 p.m. Walkerton – Victoria Jubilee Hall, 111 Jackson St. S.

June 29, 7:30 p.m. St. Marys – St. Marys United Church Hall, 85 Church St. S.

June 30, 7 p.m. Corbyville (Belleville area) – Thurlow Community Centre, 516 Harmony Rd.

(Joint event with the Council of Canadians)

 

For more information contact Ann Slater, 519-349-2448 or aslater@quadro.net, Joan Brady, 519-237-3163 or Oliver Haan, 613-396-6622.

 

 

 

 

 

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