ACTIVlist Update - March 6, 2018

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UPDATE ON NAFTA TALKS - Trump uses steel and aluminum tariffs as NAFTA bargaining chip; new energy chapter announced
The 7th round of NAFTA talks concluded in Mexico City yesterday with US president Donald Trump threatening steel and aluminum tariffs to gain concessions in the deal plus news of Canada, the United States and Mexico agreeing to an expansion of the climate-killing energy proportionality provision in the deal.

Offshore Alliance refuses to participate... in 'sham' meeting with Offshore Petroleum Board
A media release from the Offshore Alliance went out this morning to outline why they decided to not engage in a public relations meeting with the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB), calling the consultation 'a sham'. 

Chapters this Week!
Here's a snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country!

The Council of Canadians stands with CUPE Local 2424 in Carleton University pension battle
The Council of Canadians stands in solidarity with Local 2424 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents 900 administrative, technical, and library staff at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Little progress in 7th round of NAFTA talks, 8th round in late-March/early-April could be pivotal
The 7th round of NAFTA talks will conclude on Monday (March 5) with no indication of movement on key issues, but instead a potentially huge new obstacle.


MEDIA RELEASE: CNSOPB Public Engagement a sham


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