Whose rights are we protecting?

When: Tuesday, June 7 from 5:30 – 7:30
Where: Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
Why: Because your rights are already being affected!

How do trade and investment agreements between countries both directly and indirectly limit developed and developing countries governments’ abilities to protect the rights of their citizens and promote a clean environment? And whose rights are protected in their place?

Hear from:

  • Sanya Reid-Smith, Senior trade and investment researcher of Third World Network
  • Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and
  • Steven Shrybman, Public interest lawyer


on how core elements of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) risk undermining a sustainable development agenda that works for people and the planet in Canada and overseas.

Moderated by Hill Times Deputy Editor Peter Mazereeuw.

Organized by the Africa-Canada Forum, Americas Policy Group and Asia-Pacific Working Group of CCIC, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Common Frontiers, Council of Canadians, Inter Pares, School of International Development and Global Studies, and the Trade Justice Network.