Media Release: CETA not a done deal after EU Parliament vote

On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 in Press Releases, Publications

Elizabeth May notes that the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) could face years of ratification votes in member countries before it takes full effect.

“Pending a decision from the European Court of Justice, CETA’s most controversial aspects, such as the investor court system, will require ratification by all 38 national and regional parliaments in the European Union,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “This could take years. There will likely be a referendum in the Netherlands, and several regions in Belgium are recognizing the threat of CETA to their dairy industry. Prime Minister Trudeau should not be so quick to trumpet CETA’s success while many serious hurdles remain.”

Print this page

Share

How you can help

Follow Me

facebook-icon Facebook Twitter YouTube Digg

eNewsletter


Learn how to support Elizabeth May with her work in Parliament ALT
Green Party Logo

Constituency Office

1-9711 Fourth St
Sidney, BC  V8L 2Y8

Phone: 250-657-2000
800-667-9188
Fax: 250-657-2004

E-mail: elizabeth.may.c1a@parl.gc.ca

Parliament Hill Office

518 Confederation Building
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A6

Phone: 613-996-1119
Fax: 613-996-0850

E-mail: elizabeth.may@parl.gc.ca

Jobs & Volunteering

Click here for the latest opportunities