Archive - Nov 20, 2008

COLOMBIA URGENT ACTION: Oppose the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

The Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is likely to come before Parliament late this fall or early winter.  Canadian citizens should oppose its ratification and any notion of pushing it through without a Parliamentary vote.

The signing of a Free Trade Agreement with Colombia at this time would make Canada and Canadians complicit in the perpetuation and exacerbation of on-going violence and injustice in Colombia.  As Canadians, we must insist that our government promote peace and justice in Colombia—not encourage, reward or lend legitimacy to the policies of the current Colombian administration.  Instead, the Canadian government should firmly pressure and assist it to take the necessary steps towards creating the conditions for justice, peace, and prosperity for all Colombians.