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You, Me and the SPP

Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule

Wednesday August 12 2009

Venue: The Hub
Address: 1673 Barrington St.

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SPP Summit secrecy countered by film screenings.
On August 9th and 10th the leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico will be meeting in Guadalajara Mexico to discuss progress on the Security Prosperity Partnership (SPP). Canadians know nothing about this meeting let alone the SPP. That’s because the people behind the SPP would like to keep us all in the dark.
Following the shock of 9-11, right wing political and business leaders have pushed the Security Prosperity Partnership.  Negotiating away from public scrutiny, they say it is the way to keep trade flowing between the United States, Canada and Mexico.  The North American Competitiveness Council (NACC) made up of thirty of the largest corporations in North America are deciding how to harmonize regulations and standards between the three countries without any involvement from groups representing citizens, labour or the environment. The SPP process has by-passed the parliamentary system, there has been little media coverage and no public debate about whether this is a good thing for Canada.
“If Canadians knew the extent of the Security Prosperity Partnership, they’d reject it. That’s why the process has to take place behind closed doors.” 
‘You, Me and the SPP’ is screening in Halifax at The Hub, 1673 Barrington St. on Wednesday August 12th doors open at 6:30pm, the screening starts at 7. Admission is free. The filmmaker will be there to answer questions after the film. You can see the trailer at www.manlymedia.com This screening is sponsored by the Halifax chapter of the Council of Canadians and  the Nova Scotia office of the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives.
Organizer:Paul Manly, paul@manlymedia.com, 250 729-1254

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