CETA: TTIP in a Canadian disguise


CETA: TTIP in a Canadian disguise

GUE/NGL Comprehensive conference on CETA

May 31st 2016


European Parliament

Rue Wiertz 60,B-1047 Brussels

Room ASP 1G2


9.00 – 12.30 Hearing

Opening of the conference by Gabi Zimmer followed by welcoming words by Anne-Marie Mineur

Panel 1 – From NAFTA to CETA

Speakers: Sujata Dey (Council of Canadians), Paul de Clerck (Friends of the Earth), Adoración Guaman (University of Valencia), Pierre Soucy (President of the Quebec Council of Social Affairs), Lola Sanchez Caldentey (MEP PODEMOS, moderator)

Public services
Jobs and economy
Government Procurement

Panel 2 – Privatizing justice

Speakers: Laurens Ankersmit (Client Earth), Cecilia Olivet (Transnational Institute),

Andreas Fisahn (University of Bielefeld), Helmut Scholz (MEP DIE LINKE, moderator)

Feedback from the experts

Panel 3 – Food, agriculture & environment

Speakers: Jurjen de Waal (Foodwatch), Dominique Bernier (Quebec Coalition Against Mining), Matt Carthy (MEP Sinn Fein, moderator)

Shale gas / tar sands
Hormone beef, rules of origin and quota

Concluding remarks by Anne-Marie Mineur and Pierre-Yves Serinet (coordinator of the Quebec Network on Continental Integration)

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 In-depth workshops

- Reinforce the Parliamentary network

- Data flows and privacy protection

- ISDS/ICS in more depth

- Health & Environmental protection

Venue: European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60,B-1047 Brussels
Room ASP 1G2

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