Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Money for Murder - Kill a Unionist, Pay a Fine

Four national union leaders have taken the unusual step of writing a joint letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper protesting Canada's continuing trade negotiations with Columbia. It has been revealed that there are proposals being discussed between trade negotiators for Canada and Columbia "that a free trade agreement would allow the Colombian government to pay a token monetary amount into a ‘cooperation fund’ when a Colombian trade unionist is murdered." (NUPGE Web-site)

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