On March 30, 2007, the Council of Canadians, the Canadian Labour Congress, the Council on American Islamic Relations Canada and the Parkland Institute will call on the Canadian government to change the course of Canada’s relationship with the United States.

The groups will outline how the recent Security and Prosperity Partnership has put civil liberties, the environment, energy and job security in jeopardy and will call on parties to make this an election issue.

The press conference will launch a teach-in that will bring together over 600 activists, academics, workers, political figures and journalists from across the country and the continent to discuss the Security and Prosperity Partnership.


* Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and author of Too Close for Comfort: Canada’s future within Fortress North America.

* Diana Gibson is the Research Director of the Parkland Institute, an Alberta research network situated within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta.

* Teresa Healy is a Senior Researcher at the Canadian Labour Congress. She works on issues relating to the defence of public services, including health care, child care and communities

* Karl Nickner is Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Canada, an organization working to fight discrimination against Muslims in Canada.

WHEN: March 30, 2007, 10:30 am
WHERE: Charles Lynch room, Parliament Hill

CONTACT: Meera Karunananthan, Media Officer, (613) 233-4487 ext. 234, cell: (613) 795-8685,,


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