The FTAA text, an agreement that will touch practically all aspects of our lives, is unavailable to the public. This undemocratic process must end! Join the campaign to release the text! Download the petition now as a pdf within.
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Petition to the Minister of International Trade of Canada
“Free Trade But No Freedom of Information?”
In opposition to the Free Trade Area of the Americas
Since 1994, the Canadian government has secretly been negotiating a future Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) with 34 countries of the Americas and the business community.
We are concerned about the negative impacts the FTAA could have on the environment, on us, on our children and on all the peoples of the Americas. We do not want a treaty inspired by the agreements of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or the Multilateral Agreement on Investments (MAI).
The secrecy has gone on too long. The right to know is fundamental in a democracy.
We, the undersigned, demand that the Canadian government publish the integral version of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) as it stands at this stage of the negotiations. We demand that, on March 20 th at noon at the latest, the Canadian
If this just and reasonable demand is not met, we solemnly declare our support for the legitimate and strictly non-violent means which will be taken to obtain the texts.
Participating groups and networks
â€¢ Alternatives â€¢ Association Ã©tudiante des Ã©tudes avancÃ©es en sociologie (UQAM) â€¢ Association quÃ©bÃ©coise pour un contrat mondial de lâ€™eau â€¢ ATTAC – QuÃ©bec
â€¢ ComitÃ© de solidaritÃ© Tiers-Monde de Trois-RiviÃ¨res â€¢ Concordia Student Union â€¢ Concertation Jeunesse â€¢ Droits et dÃ©mocratie â€¢ FÃ©dÃ©ration autonome du
collÃ©gial â€¢ FÃ©dÃ©ration des infirmiÃ¨res et infirmiers du QuÃ©bec â€¢ FÃ©dÃ©ration Ã©tudiante collÃ©giale du QuÃ©bec â€¢ FÃ©dÃ©ration Ã©tudiante universitaire du QuÃ©bec â€¢
FÃ©dÃ©ration des femmes du QuÃ©bec â€¢ FRAPRU â€¢ Friends of the Monde Diplomatique â€¢ FTAA-Alert (McGill) â€¢ Mobilisation MontrÃ©al â€¢ OpÃ©ration QuÃ©bec
Printemps 2001 â€¢ OpÃ©ration SalAMI! â€¢ RÃ©seau quÃ©bÃ©cois des groups Ã©cologistes â€¢ Syndicat de la fonction publique du QuÃ©bec â€¢ World March of Women â€¢
Author: Peaceful Convergence
News Service: Q-2001 Summit of the Americas