Oil sands event in Toronto

by Milan on March 25, 2011

in Climate change, Economics, Ethics, Oil sands

For those in Toronto who are concerned about the oil sands, one event that may be of interest is happening on April 1st:

No to CETA! CETA and the Tar Sands Teach-in

University of Toronto–OISE Room 2211 at Bedford and Bloor

  • What is CETA?
  • What does it mean for the Tar Sands?
  • Why should we do something about it?

Environmental Justice Toronto is holding a teach-in about the CETA and its impacts on the Tar Sands and communities.

CETA is the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement–a free trade deal between Canada and the European Union. This trade deal will allow for water, land, and oil to be exploited. Who bears the brunt of this resource exploitation?

Panel discussion, followed by discussion and snacks.

  • What does this mean for environmental justice?
  • What does this mean for trade justice?
  • What do we do about it?

Speakers:

  • Clayton Thomas Mueller: Tar Sands Campaigner, Indigenous Environmental Network
  • Stuart Trew: Trade Campaigner, Council of Canadians
  • TBA: UK Tar Sands Group

http://ejtoronto.wordpress.com/

I don’t know if opposing free trade agreements is a good way to respond to climate change, but at least the event would be a place to learn some things and meet some people who are engaged on the general topic of climate change.

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