IN THE HOUSE ~ PETITIONS ~ A call to stop the Canada-Colombia free trade deal
March 25th, 2009 - 4:00am
40th Parliament, 2nd Session
Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by several hundred Canadians from the city of Vancouver, the beautiful city of Burnaby and the proud cities of New Westminster, Delta, Richmond and Maple Ridge. In short, it is from Canadians throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
These hundreds of Canadians are adding their voices to the tens of thousands of other Canadians who are writing to Parliament to ask it not to push forward on an agreement between Canada and Colombia.
A free trade agreement would be entirely irresponsible at a time when there is more violence against trade unionists in Colombia than in any other country on the planet.
These petitioners add their names to the tens of thousands of other Canadians to say stop the Canada-Colombia free trade deal.