[d@DCC] Council of Canadians:Ottawa Crossing the Line event
russell at flora.ca
Mon Jan 31 14:40:21 EST 2005
I am forwarding below a "CALL FOR CITIZENS' PRESENTATIONS AND TESTIMONY"
for the last part in Ottawa of the series of Council of Canadians events.
Crossing The Line: A Citizens' Inquiry on Canada-U.S. Relations.
I am drafting a submission which I will be using that day, and which
will be available to the Council of Canadian Commissioners as well as
other activists in this area. It will try to briefly summarize the policy
areas which we are concentrating on.
Crossing the Line: moving from old media concentration to new media
"skipping the intermediaries"
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CALL FOR CITIZENS' PRESENTATIONS AND TESTIMONY
Media, Culture & Canada-U.S. Relations
Tuesday, February 8, 2004
Ottawa Central Library, 120 Metcalfe (at Laurier)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm -- presentations to commissioners
7:00 - 9:30 pm -- evening panel discussion
** FEATURING MAUDE BARLOW **
The CEOs are at it again. Fifteen years after the Free Trade Agreement
with the United States and 10 years after NAFTA, the Canadian Council of
Chief Executives is lobbying the federal government to push for deeper
integration with the US.
The C.D. Howe Institute calls the "Big Idea." The CCCE calls it
"re-inventing the border."
It should be called trading away our independence.
The Council of Canadians is wrapping up a 10-city series of speaking tour
and teach-in called Crossing The Line: A Citizen's Inquiry on Canada-US
Relations. We are seeking to raise awareness of the corporate lobby's push
for more economic and social integration in areas such as: culture,
immigration, defence, environmental standards, trade, health care, etc.
It's kind of like NAFTA on steroids, and CEOs are pushing the federal
government to make some astounding policy decisions in a piecemeal,
behind-closed-doors fashion. We are crossing the country to spread the
word, discuss key issues, and explore ways that people can foster
resistance in their communities.
The Inquiry is coming to Ottawa on Tues. Feb. 8th (for our final tour
stop), and our discussion will focus on media and culture. We want to hear
from YOU about the impact of deeper integration with the U.S. on Canada's
theatre, film, music and media industries.
Presentations will be made to a panel of commissioners, including Maude
Barlow . We will be collecting the information that we glean "on the
road," and incorporating it into our final report, which we will use to
lobby the government and inform citizens.
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW. If you would like to make a presentation, please
contact Ariel Troster at atroster at canadians.org, or 1-800-387-7177, ex.
296 for more information.
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