TWO DAY MEETING IN WASHINGTON ON NAFTA
A TRI-NATIONAL DIALOGUE AMONG LEGISLATORS AND CIVIL SOCIETY ABOUT NAFTA – MAY 4-5, 2005
April 25, 2005
The meeting has been designed to create a space for collaboration and exchange of ideas among parliamentarians from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, who are committed to working towards creating an environment for more fair trade practices among the three countries. It is an undeniable fact that the Executive Branches of each government have been continuing to negotiate these types of ‘free trade’ agreements behind closed doors without consulting with Parliament or civil society.
This meeting will be looking at how the Legislatures in the three countries can play a more pro-active role, not only in examining the most critical impacts of NAFTA, but also looking ahead to the push for Nafta-plus being promoted for North America by Bush/Martin/Fox in close collaboration with corporations.
The legislators will also be meeting with civil society organizations from all three countries at various points during these two days, including Common Frontiers -Canada and the Reseau Quebecois sur l’Integracion Continentale (RQIC).
-Read the agenda for the May 4-5 Washington meeting