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News just broke that U.S. President Donald Trump secretly told reporters he has no intention of negotiating fairly with Canada during NAFTA talks that are supposed to conclude later today.1


In his "off the record" comments, Trump assured D.C. reporters NAFTA is "totally on our terms" and has reportedly been threatening Canadian negotiators throughout the week.

This is outrageous and insulting. If the U.S. delegation is not negotiating in good faith, then Canadians need to draw a line in the sand and make it clear our digital rights aren’t up for grabs.

Today may be our last day to stop this. Please take a second and send an email to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland telling her our digital rights cannot be compromised — while there’s still time.


In the last 24 hours, over 13,000 people have emailed Minister Freeland asking her to stand up for our digital rights. If everyone reading this sends her an email today, we can make sure she knows Canadians want her to hold strong, and reject any deal that would threaten the Internet.

Minister Freeland said she’d make a good deal for Canadians. But we don’t want our digital rights given away. If we cave to Trump’s unfair deal today, we’ll regret it for generations.2

Together, we can do this!
Laura, on behalf of OpenMedia

P.S. NAFTA negotiations are moving faster than we could have imagined, and it’s taking everything we’ve got to keep up as things develop. Will you chip in to help us ensure we have the resources we need to keep up the fight?

[1] Bombshell leak to Toronto Star upends NAFTA talks: In secret ‘so insulting’ remarks, Trump says he isn’t compromising at all with Canada: The Toronto Star
[2] New NAFTA agreement would threaten Canadian digital rights if signed. Canada should fight back: Medium


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