Canada and the European Union are negotiating a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) that puts local democracy at risk. The EU is insisting on unobstructed access to procurement (public spending) by municipalities, school boards, universities, hospitals, utilities and other provincial agencies, which could significantly reduce their freedom to hire or source locally on public contracts, or to use public spending as a tool for economic development, environmental protection and support for local farmers and small businesses. In response to this threat, a growing number of municipalities are passing resolutions asking that local governments be excluded from the CETA and we’ve mapped them out. If your city or town’s not on this list, why not put it there? Go to http://www.canadians.org/ceta-resolution for tips on how to pass a local CETA resolution in your community.