For Immediate Release
Jonathan Stevenson, media officer
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European Parliament Member and CETA Critic José Bové Denied Entry to Canada
A Response by Global Justice Now
LONDON - In response to CETA critic and MEP José Bové being denied entry to Canada, Nick Dearden director of Global Justice Now said:
“This is yet another example of how serious a challenge to our democracy CETA is, and how desperate governments are to avoid scrutiny. When even elected representatives are barred from properly criticising CETA, there can be no doubt that deals like CETA are a direct attack on our democracy”.
“After a public outcry has brought the EU-US trade deal TTIP to its knees, governments are taking increasingly drastic measures to protect its Canadian counterpart CETA. It’s paramount that MEPs now stand up for our rights and stop this undemocratic deal.”
You can read Global Justice Now's briefing on CETA here.
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