October 23, 2007

Opposition to Canada-South Korea trade deal

Fearing Canada is preparing to sign a free trade deal with South Korea, the Canadian Auto Workers has called on the three opposition parties in Ottawa to vote down any agreement in order to save Canadian jobs. CAW president Buzz Hargrove and municipal leaders from such Ontario manufacturing towns as Windsor, St. Catharines and Woodstock met with MPs from all four parties armed with an internal analysis that predicts the trade deal would cost over 33,000 jobs. South Korean and Canadian negotiators met in Ottawa last week and are scheduled to meet again in Seoul at the end of November for the 12th round in talks. I believe the two countries are close to penning a deal.

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