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Canada - Mercosur FTA Neoliberalism, human rights, and the environment
Esse evento terá tradução simultânea do inglês para o português.

Mercosur, a trading bloc consisting of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay is one of the largest economic blocs in the world. It has a significant economic presence in South America, representing nearly 70% of the region’s Gross Domestic Product.

In 2018, Canada launched negotiations towards a possible free trade agreement with Mercosur. All three Federal opposition parties have expressed concerns about the deal’s potential impact on the Amazon rainforest. The region plays a critical ecological role and is home to hundreds of Indigenous nations whose human rights and cultural survival are threatened by deforestation and violence from ranchers and loggers. This violence has been heightened during the presidency of Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro.

The Trudeau government has ignored serious concerns that Bolsonaro is responsible for egregious violations of human rights and Indigenous sovereignty, and that the agreement would legitimize his disastrous actions.

While FTA’s provide investment opportunities and protections for Canadian capital they lack any protections for social rights, the environment, and climate protection.

Join us to hear from the Landless Workers' Movement (MST) of Brazil and experts in Canada who will discuss the impacts of the Canada - Mercosur FTA on communities, the environment, and peasant rights.

Simultaneous interpretation to Portuguese and Spanish will be available.

Apr 22, 2021 04:00 PM in Montreal

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