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The Canadian Press
Date: Wednesday Feb. 2, 2011 12:32 PM ET
OTTAWA — The public safety minister says the prime minister and U.S. president have to talk first before Canadians are told what's involved in a possible North American perimeter security pact.

Vic Toews says he's not even sure yet what Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama will include in their discussions.

But Toews says one thing is for sure -- Canada and the United States must co-operate on cross-border security to ensure goods and services continue to flow from one country to the other.

The security pact is one topic that'll be on the table when Harper and Obama meet in Washington on Friday.

Liberal foreign affairs critic Bob Rae says Harper should consult with Canadians first, before putting any security proposals forward to Obama.

The idea behind the security pact is to control who enters and leaves the continent in a consistent manner, paving the way for a free-flowing passage of vehicles and cargo.

Critics warn that increased collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would raise privacy and sovereignty concerns.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 02:12:31 PM »
Creating a North American Community
Release Date: March 2005

http://www.cfr.org/canada/creating-north-american-community/p7912
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Re: the north american perimeter !!!
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 02:34:33 PM »
thanks for the link !!

Harper was at the white house yesterday talking with Obama !

i guess they spoke about the NAU !
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 11:49:41 AM »
thanks for the link !!

Harper was at the white house yesterday talking with Obama !

i guess they spoke about the NAU !

Yesterday? According to our billion-dollar-plus propaganda machine, he arrives today. Press conference / spin-fest scheduled for 3pm EST today.

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http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2011/02/04/harper-obama.html#ixzz1D0dqyFtF

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is en route to Washington for a day of bilateral meetings with U.S. President Barack Obama.

Harper left Ottawa Friday morning for Washington D.C., where he and Obama are expected to sign a framework agreement on border security. It is also believed they will announce their goal to get a deal before the end of the year. They are also expected to kick off negotiations to ease trade restrictions between the two countries and ensure security from terrorist attacks.

After an hour of bilateral meetings, they are scheduled to hold a joint news conference shortly after 3 p.m. ET.
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Re: the north american perimeter !!!
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 11:57:31 AM »

Critics warn that increased collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would raise privacy and sovereignty concerns.


Yes, Canada is losing more of its Sovereignty with every agreement they make with the US. Harper has already admitted "it is a loss of Sovereignty" but continues agreeing. Amazing!

And it would be no different if the Liberals were in charge right now. They too are in bed with the globalists (lackeys), NWO, carbon trading and all the other garbage being perpetrated on the planet by people who think they're gods! If Ignatieff every got elected, he would be even worse and would bring in carbon trading and more! ::)

http://z4.invisionfree.com/The_Great_Deception/index.php?showtopic=8635
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Re: CFR's North American perimeter security pact to trump sovereignty
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011, 04:14:09 PM »
The agreement will see the two countries co-operate on ways of using modern technology to design a smarter border that remains open to trade and economic growth, but closed to security risks.

Harper says better planning, consistent inspection procedures and the sharing of information will be key elements of what he calls an “ambitious” plan.

Sources have said today’s meetings were postponed twice because Ottawa felt U.S. Homeland Security was demanding too much information about Canadian travellers.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/933327--harper-obama-announce-plan-to-co-operate-on-u-s-canada-trade-border-security

God only knows what those two actually discussed.
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Re: CFR's North American perimeter security pact to trump sovereignty
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2011, 04:29:48 PM »
In announcing a joint declaration on the border, Obama said he and Harper "agreed to a new vision for managing our shared responsibilities, not just at the border but beyond the border. That means working more closely to improve border security, with better screening, new technologies and information-sharing among law enforcement."

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2011/02/04/harper-obama.html#ixzz1D1nI6AWn
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Re: CFR's North American perimeter security pact to trump sovereignty
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2011, 04:33:59 PM »
Leaders?

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3:46 p.m. --Obama had also been asked about sovereignty issues between the U.S. and Canada. He said the two countries "match up" as well as any pair of nations in the world, and work out any differences.

The sovereignty question to Obama drew some chuckles when the reporter told the U.S. president he "didn't have to answer in French."

"Thank you," Obama said.


http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/02/obama-talks-about-egypt-at-the-white-house/1

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They make a mockery of us all.
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Re: CFR's North American perimeter security pact to trump sovereignty
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2011, 04:40:30 PM »
Keep an eye on this new secret club:

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Harper and Obama announce new regulatory council
by Luiza Ch. Savage on Friday, February 4, 2011 3:25pm
http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/02/04/harper-and-obama-announce-new-regulatory-council/

To advance a vision of “perimeter security”, “Canada and the U.S. intend to establish a Beyond the Border Working Group composed of representatives from the appropriate departments of our respective federal governments.” It will report annually. They announce the creation of a U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council composed of senior officials from both governments to work on “increased regulatory transparency and coordination.”
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2011, 04:46:29 PM »
They will get their NAU like a thief in the night -- can you smell the gradualism?

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Countries would develop programs to better verify the identities of travellers, including through common standards for the use of biometrics and shared information on travellers in real time, according to the early draft of the border declaration.

The plan envisions far greater co-operation between Canadian and American officials in screening cargo before it leaves for North America from foreign ports. Moreover, the Harper government and Obama administration plan far greater information sharing among each nation's respective law enforcement and intelligence agencies to identity potential terrorists and criminals in the U.S. and Canada — or before they arrive in either country from overseas.

In exchange for the greater co-operation — and U.S. influence — over security, the two governments hope to speed trade by expanding trusted traveller programs, adopting common product standards and harmonizing customs rules for goods crossing at border or at pre-clearance facilities away from the border.

http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Harper+Obama+announce+vision+border/4225641/story.html
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2011, 05:06:03 PM »
Some choice excerpts from material I've been looking at over the past little while, most notably (IMO) that the drivers behind this are the BIG Industry Associations: Pharma, Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Council of CEOs, Cattle, Trucking - to name just a few. Wonder what the banks think?

Take special note that of this fellow:

The Honourable John P. Manley, P.C., O.C., President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Council of Chief Executives)



Mr. Manley is a former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. He was first elected to Parliament in 1988, and re-elected three times. From 1993 to 2003 he was a Minister in the governments of Jean Chrétien, serving in the portfolios of Industry, Foreign Affairs and Finance, in addition to being Deputy Prime Minister.

Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Mr. Manley was named Chair of a Cabinet Committee on Public Security and Anti-terrorism, serving as counterpart to Governor Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. In recognition of the role he played following 9/11, TIME Canada named him "2001 Newsmaker of the Year". After a 16-year career in politics, Mr. Manley returned to the private sector in 2004. From 2004 to 2009 he served as Counsel to McCarthy Tétrault LLP, a leading Canadian law firm. In that capacity he provided strategic advice in matters relating to public affairs, including trade, telecommunications, security and finance.

http://www.ceocouncil.ca/en/about/JPM_Bio_Eng.pdf

^ Actually, he bolted from government before the token shit hit the fan in the organized crime syndicate known as the Liberal Party of Canada.

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AdScam / Sponsorship Scandal Recap
Martin supporters contend that many Chrétien loyalists left with or shortly after Chrétien left in 2004, before the scandal was revealed. They point to the departure of John Manley and other Chrétien cabinet ministers from the party, many of whom did not stand for candidacy in the 2004 federal election. Martin's supporters assert those expunged from the party were ejected for their impropriety and not for their leadership affiliations.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sponsorship_scandal

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Harper Statement on the Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC)

The establishment of the Regulatory Cooperation Council in no way diminishes the sovereignty of Canada or the U.S., with each government continuing to carry out its regulatory functions according to its domestic legal and policy requirements. Canada and the US have a strong record of achievement in regulatory cooperation on which to build. Some of these achievements include:

* In October 2010, Canada announced final regulations, aligned with those in the United States, which imposed more stringent greenhouse gas emission standards for new passenger automobiles and light trucks, thereby making emissions from 2016 model vehicles about 25 per cent lower than those sold in Canada in 2008.

* By September 2011, a harmonized standard for electronic stabilization systems in light-duty vehicles will be in place, enhancing safety and significantly reducing the risk of collisions.

* In June 2009, Canada and the U.S. recognized as equivalent each other’s national organic systems, thereby facilitating bilateral trade in certified organic products.

In addition to building on past cooperation, the Regulatory Cooperation Council could focus on new sectors, such as nanotechnology, where regulatory policy in both countries is at an early stage.

http://news.gc.ca/web/article-eng.do?m=/index&nid=587799

PS - Big Cattle loves this scheme, too.

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Rx&D applauds creation of Regulatory Cooperation Council to spark economic growth and improve public health and safety

“We commend Prime Minister Harper and President Obama for their commitment to reduce red tape and streamline regulations through the creation of a Regulatory Cooperation Council.

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“We look forward to collaborating with the governments to ensure that these initiatives are put into action for the benefit of Canadians as well as for our neighbour and largest trading partner.”

https://www.canadapharma.org/en/documents/20110204_Statement_CAN_US_Regulatory_Cooperation_Council_Final_EN_000.pdf

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The official party line from the Conservative Party of Canada

The Prime Minister and the President believe that the United States and Canada must work together to make their economies stronger and more competitive, while meeting their fundamental responsibilities to protect the safety and welfare of their citizens.

http://www.julianfantino.ca/mp_shared_utilities/government_news__central_/statement-on-regulatory-cooperation
http://www.gordonoconnor.ca/?section_id=2840&section_copy_id=124840&tpid=2777&

First of all, government meddling in the market destroys competition, along with small business, but this is more of a blending of government with big business -- and that is corporatism, aka fascism. Secondly, we are NOT your citizens!

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Canada could be a very different place

The new shared vision for perimeter security and economic competitiveness may not stir anyone's blood, since it is in essence an agreement to seek future agreement. But make no mistake: The Beyond the Border declaration has the potential to take Canada to the next rung of economic integration with the United States.

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Mr. Harper acknowledged that the Washington declaration is a "starting point" for "an ambitious agenda." He played down fears about Canada's sovereignty being trampled by saying the deal is in the national interest.

On migration policy -- possibly the biggest sticking point -- the declaration states that the two countries will work together "to establish and verify the identities of travellers and conduct screening at the earliest opportunity." The intention is that fingerprints and retinal scans will become routine, leading to the evolution of an integrated entry-exit system, where entry into one country serves to verify exit from the other. This would require an unprecedented exchange of personal information.

The two countries already share watch-lists and passenger manifest lists for flights crossing each other's airspace. But public opinion in Canada, already hardened by the Maher Arar case, may not welcome the sharing of more and more personal information with the Americans.

There was little detail available on how a perimeter security arrangement might work in practice, beyond a reference to increased cooperation across "air, land and maritime domains, as well as space and cyberspace." This suggests that the NORAD joint air defence model may be adopted on land and sea. One practical example may be the emergence of joint customs facilities.

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As John Manley, the president of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and a former Liberal deputy prime minister, put it: "Sovereignty is enhanced when prosperity is enhanced."


Read more: http://www.financialpost.com/related/topics/Canada+could+very+different+place/4230233/story.html#ixzz1DmS1a0Qj

WTF does that mean, especially in this context? :o
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Canadian Chamber of Commerce taking credit for this?

What we got for you

Border efficiency

* A commitment by the Canadian and American governments to pursue a perimeter approach to security which will support economic competiveness, prosperity and job creation. [these nutjobs want to run the world and they can't even proofread their own crap]
* A commitment to focus investment in modern border infrastructure and technology at the busiest ports of entry.
* A commitment to expand and harmonize trusted traveller and trader programs and automated processes at land borders.
* A commitment to improve information-sharing and cooperation between enforcement agencies on both sides of the border.
* A commitment to co-operate on the protection of critical infrastructure.
* The creation of the Beyond the Border Working Group (BBWG), composed of representatives from the relevant federal agencies on both sides of the border. The BBWG will report to the president and prime minister on the development of a Joint Action Plan to implement the goals of the declaration.

Regulatory cooperation

* The creation of a U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC), made up of senior regulatory, trade and foreign affairs officials from both governments. The RCC has been tasked with increasing regulatory coordination and transparency in order to promote economic growth and to create jobs.

http://www.chamber.ca/index.php/en/news/C156/a-new-vision-for-canada-u.s.-relations/

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The Integration of Canada and the USA: "The Security Perimeter" Derogates National Sovereignty

This new bilateral undertaking is being sold as vital to the safety and prosperity of both countries. Despite claims that it would not result in either side surrendering sovereignty, many concerns remain, especially from a Canadian perspective.

Thus far, the whole process has lacked transparency and any input from the public.

This has drawn comparisons to the SPP which from the beginning, was shrouded in secrecy and fueled by fears over the loss of sovereignty that ultimately led to its downfall. Any deal which could give the U.S. Department of Homeland Security more influence over Canadian border security and immigration practices, poses a risk to sovereignty and privacy rights. There are also concerns over increased information-sharing with other American law enforcement agencies. A North American security perimeter would be defined and dominated by U.S. interests. It would force Canada to make significant sacrifices in regards to sovereignty which could dramatically change the country forever.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=23109

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Sovereignty taken by stealth - Some pretty powerful letters to the editor

Behold democracy in Canada, a nation where a government rejected by two-thirds of the voters, continually lies to us and withholds information from us as it serves the interests of those who finance and control it.

It spends millions of our tax dollars on self-promotion and misinformation and billions more in the service of its masters. It views democratic principles as obstacles to the goals of its hidden agenda.

It undermines the sources of truth by withholding access to it, dismantling the census and promoting broadcast journalism that is nothing more than a propaganda machine designed to cloud our minds while serving the rich and powerful. And then it assures us of its commitment to transparency, accountability and democracy.

Ask yourself the following question: If we lived in a true democracy, would those in power reject the concept of proportional representation that would provide a voice to all Canadians — and not just the one-third who supported the party that was first past the post?

Parliament serves those who control its members — not you and me.

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Building up a single security perimeter around Canada and the U.S. has nothing to do with protecting the citizens of those countries. It is designed to protect the interests of the big corporations (remember that 9/11 targeted the financial and the military, the two pillars of the American empire) and their servants, the politicians. That is why only the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Canadian Trucking Alliance were informed about these secret meetings.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters/article/936598--sovereignty-taken-by-stealth

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Waiting for smaller government? Don’t hold your breath

Of all the Harper government’s curiosities, none is more telling than those surrounding the role of government. Time and again, the Prime Minister and his cabinet tell Canadians about the virtues of smaller government. Along with “tough on crime” and “lower taxes,” smaller government forms the red meat trilogy the party delivers to its core voters and, presumably, to other Canadians.

Except that, over the past five years, the number of Harper ministers has grown, the civil service and military have soared by more than 30,000 people, spending leaped before and during the recession, the government’s actual and projected deficits have been twice as large as the surpluses from 1996 to 2006, and the government’s plan to restore fiscal balance is leisurely, to say the least, and is being attacked as unreliable by three independent studies.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/waiting-for-smaller-government-dont-hold-your-breath/article1902704/

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It's all a giant scam - a mindf**k if you will. Up is down, "Conservative" means small, more regulation and integration of business and government means freer markets! Actually, what this is, IMO, is a big gigantic Public Private Partnership and that is very bad. I'm sure Serco and others are licking their chops.
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Re: CFR's North American perimeter security pact to trump sovereignty
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2011, 02:20:04 PM »
Another Canadian traitor:



Senator Hugh Segal

North American EU is a terrifying concept
By BRIAN LILLEY, QMI Agency
February 18, 2011
http://www.winnipegsun.com/comment/columnists/brian_lilley/2011/02/17/17320291.html

Sen. Hugh Segal wants Canada to adopt something from Europe, the idea of a North American parliament that transcends the national legislatures of Canada, the United States and Mexico. In his just released book, The Right Balance, Segal argues for the “creation of a North American Assembly, not unlike the early European Parliament.” Segal says the assembly would provide for “legitimate democratic linkage across national borders.”

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In his book, Segal predicts that there will opposition to his proposal by “old proponents of ‘a little Canada’ and the merchants of insecurity.”

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The Hon. Hugh Segal was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Martin in the summer of 2005. A Conservative, Senator Segal has chaired the Foreign Relations and International Trade Committee of the Senate and sits on the Agriculture and Forestry and Aboriginal Affairs Committee.

Senator Segal is the non executive chair of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation and the Canadian Institute for Strategic Studies, both independent non government organizations. Senior Research Fellow at the national law firm of McMillan Binch Mendelsohn, he is a Senior Fellow at the Queen’s School of Policy Studies, and Professor of Public Policy at the School of Business. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa in Canadian History (1972) and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the Royal Military College of Canada (2004).

A former Associate Secretary of the Ontario Cabinet and Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada, Senator Segal is a director of various private, public and not for profit enterprises. He is a Governor of the Kingston General Hospital and a Life Time Fellow of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Senator Segal was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2003, and is an Hon. Captain of the Canadian Navy.
He is married to Donna Armstrong and they make their home in Kingston. They have one daughter, Jacqueline.

http://www.fmi.ca/pdweek2007/speakers2_e.html

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http://www.hughsegal.ca/

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Re: CFR's North American perimeter security pact to trump sovereignty
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2011, 10:48:54 AM »
Deep Integration: A Timeline
http://www.canadians.org/integratethis/backgrounders/timeline.html

September 11, 2001 [John Manley is Deputy PM at this point]
The Canada-U.S. border closes temporarily after terrorists attack the World Trade Center buildings in New York City.

September 25, 2001 [two weeks later]
Citing 9/11, Thomas d’Aquino, president of the Business Council on National Issues (now the Canadian Council of Chief Executives), says that Canada “should engage in more fundamental harmonization and integration” with the U.S. if we are going to keep the border open to trade.

[Canadian Council of Chief Executives adopts new name in 2001 and is today a/the main driver of the SPP/NAU in Canada]

November 26, 2001
Thomas d’Aquino and other unnamed “leaders” send a letter to Jean Chrétien and George W. Bush calling for a “smart border” between Canada and the U.S. that would “use technology to enhance both security and the flow of goods and people across the border.”
 
December 12, 2001  [Manley is the current leader of the Council of Canadian Chief Executives]
Without legislative or public debate, Deputy Prime Minister John Manley and Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge sign the Smart Border Declaration, a 30-point plan to harmonize security and anti-terrorism regulations in the two countries, including the creation of a common no-fly list and passenger surveillance system.

January 2003
The CCCE launches the “North American Security and Prosperity Initiative,” calling on the governments of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. to further integrate their three economies through a “new deal.” The deal would include a “comprehensive resource security pact” covering agriculture, metal, minerals and energy; “sharing the burden of defence and security”; and “creating a new institutional framework” for North American integration.

October 15, 2004
The U.S. Council on Foreign Relations launches a tri-national “Independent Task Force on the Future of North America,” which is vice-chaired by CCCE President Thomas d’Aquino and co-chaired by John Manley. Task Force members include prominent integrationists like Wendy Dobson, Pedro Aspe, Luis de la Calle Pardo and Carla Hills, all of whom will later participate in a secret North American Forum meeting to discuss continental integration in Calgary, Alberta from September 12 to 14, 2006.

February 14, 2005
The Council of Canadians releases leaked minutes from an October 2004 Task Force on the Future of North America meeting that describe bulk water exports as a politically “hot” long term goal of integration that should be broached at a later date.

http://www.canadians.org/media/DI/documents/TF_ReportFeb05.pdf

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Water: A “long term goal” of deep integration

In May 2005, the Council on Foreign Relations, Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) and Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales released a final version of Building a North American Community — a report of the Task Force on the Future of North America. While commending North America’s three leaders for initiating the SPP two months earlier, the task force, which was co-chaired by John Manley and vice-chaired by Thomas d’Aquino of the CCCE, promoted a much broader vision for North America that included a common security perimeter and a common economic zone by 2010.

Missing from the final report of May 2005, but clearly still “on the table,” was the issue of bulk water exports to the United States.

“No item – not Canadian water, not Mexican oil, not American anti-dumping laws – is ‘off the table’; rather, contentious or intractable issues will simply require more time to ripen politically,” claimed a leaked summary of a 2005 task force meeting in Toronto. Task force members also considered, “crafting a North American ‘resource pact’ that would allow for greater intra-regional trade and investment in certain non-renewable natural resources, such as oil, gas, and fresh water.”

http://www.canadians.org/media/DI/2005/15-Mar-05.html

Building a North American Community is not simply the product of an ambitious think tank. The Council on Foreign Relations carries enormous influence in Washington. Similarly, the CCCE has been the driving force behind the SPP in Canada. Thomas d’Aquino regularly attends Security and Prosperity Partnership meetings and has direct input into the integration process through his access to the North American Competitiveness Council, which is housed within the CCCE. If he is discussing bulk water exports with his American counterparts then clearly the issue is very much “on the table.”

http://www.cfr.org/publication/8102/
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Re: CFR's North American perimeter security pact to trump sovereignty
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2011, 04:40:08 PM »
No “Conspiracy Theory”: Wikileaks Cable Confirms North American Union Agenda

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Friday, June 3, 2011
http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-conspiracy-theory-wikileaks-cable-confirms-north-american-union-agenda.html

A newly leaked U.S. diplomatic cable originally written over six years ago confirms that the agenda to merge the United States, Canada and Mexico into an integrated North American Union has been ongoing for years, debunking claims made consistently by the corporate media and establishment talking heads that the NAU is a baseless “conspiracy theory”.

“The cable, released through the WikiLeaks website and apparently written Jan. 28, 2005, discusses some of the obstacles surrounding the merger of the economies of Canada, the United States and Mexico in a fashion similar to the European Union,” reports the National Post.

“An incremental and pragmatic package of tasks for a new North American Initiative (NAI) will likely gain the most support among Canadian policymakers,” the document said. “The economic payoff of the prospective North American initiative … is available, but its size and timing are unpredictable, so it should not be oversold.”

While serving to confirm the agenda to integrate the United States, Mexico and Canada into an EU-style political and monetary union, the Wikileaks cable will come as no surprise to those who watched Alex Jones’ 2006 documentary Endgame, in which precisely the same information was outlined, with particular focus on the Security and Prosperity Partnership, or SPP meetings.

The mission to create a North American Union was also discussed in September 2006 during a closed-door meeting of high-level government and business leaders in Banff, Canada.

Despite the manifestly provable factual basis of the matter, during the 2008 presidential election the establishment media attempted to smear Ron Paul by attributing the notion of a move towards a  North American Union to him and then claiming it was a non-existent “conspiracy theory,” when the veracity of the issue was readily documented from the very start.

A Newsweek hit piece subsequently claimed that Ron Paul’s concerns over a NAFTA superhighway, a North American Union or a regional currency were completely baseless, and yet the newly leaked cable states U.S. diplomats were busy discussing a “move forward with continental integration, including a possible common currency, labour markets, international trade and the borders of the three countries,” as well as “easier access across the U.S. border,” more than six years ago.

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Here's the referenced story in the National Post - remember Johnathan Kay (shill) is an editor at this paper.

Leaked U.S. cable lays out North American ‘integration’ strategy
Jun 3, 2011 2:26 PM ET
By Robert Hiltz
http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/06/02/leaked-u-s-cable-lays-out-north-american-%E2%80%98integration%E2%80%99-strategy/

OTTAWA — The integration of North America’s economies would best be achieved through an “incremental” approach, according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable.

The cable, released through the WikiLeaks website and apparently written Jan. 28, 2005, discusses some of the obstacles surrounding the merger of the economies of Canada, the United States and Mexico in a fashion similar to the European Union.

“An incremental and pragmatic package of tasks for a new North American Initiative (NAI) will likely gain the most support among Canadian policymakers,” the document said. “The economic payoff of the prospective North American initiative … is available, but its size and timing are unpredictable, so it should not be oversold.”

Many different areas of a possible integration are discussed throughout the cable, but the focus is on improving the economic welfare of the continent. It suggests one of the main benefits to Canada would be easier access across the U.S. border, calling it a “top motive” for this country.

The cable states Canada and the U.S. already share perimeter security “to some degree,” the question is then how “strong” the two countries want to make that bond.

Discussions are currently underway about increasing co-operation between the two countries when it comes to perimeter security. A broad-based document was released by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama in February of this year, laying the groundwork for a deal that would see improved intelligence communication for security concerns and trade.

The details are currently being hashed out by officials from both countries. The proposed deal aims to improve the flow of cross-border traffic and increase security against terrorist threats.

Opposition parties have expressed a certain wariness over the lack of transparency of the talks and say they worry Harper will be too willing to make concessions to the U.S. over security issues, in order to gain an advantage in cross-border trade.

In the cable, U.S. diplomats focused on a number of key areas to move forward with continental integration, including a possible common currency, labour markets, international trade and the borders of the three countries.
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Re: CFR's North American perimeter security pact to trump sovereignty
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2011, 04:53:52 PM »
Sorry - meant to highlight this:

In the cable, U.S. diplomats focused on a number of key areas to move forward with continental integration, including a possible common currency
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Re: CFR's North American perimeter security pact to trump sovereignty
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2011, 04:58:29 PM »
Yeah the Amero.   >:(

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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2011, 05:24:42 PM »
Another Canadian version of the CFR. Interestingly, C.D. Howe was born in America.

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April 21, 2011 – William Robson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the C.D. Howe Institute, today announced the appointment of the Hon. Michael H. Wilson as Chair of the Institute’s International Economic Policy Council.
http://cdhowe.org/?p=11362

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Wilson is an ex Cabinet Minister and is and always has been massively in bed with the bankers.

* In 1991, after seven years as Minister of Finance, Wilson became Minister of Industry, Science and Technology and Minister of International Trade. In that role, he participated in negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

* On 16 February 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the nomination of Wilson as Ambassador of Canada to the United States of America.

* In recent years he has become a spokesman for a lobby group promoting Public-Private Partnerships.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Wilson_%28politician%29
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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2011, 05:37:00 PM »
They have a new sense of urgency. :o

May 19, 2011
Bold Action Needed to Promote Canada-U.S. Security and Economic Growth, CCCE Says
http://www.ceocouncil.ca/en/view/?type_id=1&document_id=1455

"We need to strike while the iron is hot," said The Honourable John Manley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the CCCE.

The CCCE’s recommendations to the Working Group are contained in a report titled "From Vision to Action: Advancing the Canada-United States Partnership", released today.

http://www.ceocouncil.ca/publications/pdf/test_8a8f1e5b100c4f496d2688744171b0b1/Advancing_the_Canada-United_States_Partnership_May_19_2011.pdf (11 pages)

Building trust, respecting sovereignty, and employing principles of risk-management will be vital to ensuring that the Beyond the Border initiative is successful, the CCCE report says. Among other measures, the report highlights the need to:

* avoid duplication in cargo inspections;
* streamline customs rules and procedures;
* align passenger-screening programs; and
* harmonize, on a sector-by-sector basis, the tariffs Canada and the United States impose on imports from third countries.

Founded in 1976, the CCCE is a non-partisan organization that engages in public policy research, consultation and advocacy. Its members lead companies that collectively administer $4.5 trillion in assets, employ more than 1.4 million men and women and are responsible for most of Canada’s private-sector exports, investment and training.
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Re: CFR's North American perimeter security pact to trump sovereignty
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2011, 05:53:37 PM »
Harper, Obama talk plans for security perimeter
CBC News - Posted: May 26, 2011 6:20 AM ET
Last Updated: May 26, 2011 10:38 PM ET
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/05/26/g8-harper.html

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Canada and the U.S will have a plan in place by the summer for a North American security perimeter agreement.

Harper made the statement following a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the G8 meeting in Deauville, France.

"The president and I are committed to pursuing a perimeter approach to enhance our security and accelerate the legitimate flow of people, goods and services between our two countries," Harper said.

"We are pleased that discussions are on track, and we expect to have an ambitious joint action plan ready this summer following public consultations."

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Public consultations my ass!
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« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2011, 06:23:53 PM »
Advancing the Canada – United States Partnership
Submission to the Beyond the Borders Working Group
Canadian Council of Chief Executives
May 2011

http://www.ceocouncil.ca/publications/pdf/test_8a8f1e5b100c4f496d2688744171b0b1/Advancing_the_Canada-United_States_Partnership_May_19_2011.pdf (11 pages)

Some key excerpts:

Realizing these objectives will require sustained attention and a high level of ambition. Canada and the United States have embarked on a number of economic and security initiatives over the past two decades, with limited success. If the outcome is to be different this time, it will be imperative to act boldly and quickly. Our Leaders’ personal engagement will be needed to ensure success and inspire action.

PRINCIPLES TO ENSURE SUCCESS AND INSPIRE ACTION

* Our joint networks, electrical grids and critical infrastructure must be modern, well maintained and resilient.

* Information and intelligence must be shared between and among relevant agencies.

RECOMMENDATIONS

* Over the next six months, focus on our bilateral border infrastructure

* Build a perimeter of confidence for cargo – Cargo arriving at a Canadian or U.S. port of entry from a third country should be inspected only once.

* Aligning advanced passenger-screening programs and biometrics technology – Our governments should accelerate the work already underway globally toward the adoption of common standards in the use of biometric information. Canada should invest more rapidly in technology that is compatible with systems deployed by the United States. Canada and the United States should agree to align their advanced passenger-screening programs, including the sharing of data.

* Joint law enforcement operations should be introduced on land, complementing the Shiprider program.

* Extending the NORAD model of bilateral engagement – Canada and the United States should extend existing bi-national air perimeter defense arrangements under the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to incorporate what is already an increasing maritime interoperability.

To ensure progress on the above priorities, the Prime Minister and the President should directly manage the implementation of the Action Plan with the support of the Beyond the Border Working Group (BBWG).

Following are some recommendations that merit immediate attention.

* Canada should update its copyright legislation at the earliest opportunity. Canada’s copyright legislation was last amended in 1997 and badly needs modernizing to reflect the impact of new technologies and to ensure that Canada meets its international obligations under the World Intellectual Property Organization’s 1997 Internet Treaties. Legislation to amend the Copyright Act was introduced in 2005, 2008 and 2010, but in each case died on the order paper. The federal government should proceed as quickly as possible to introduce new copyright legislation and expedite its passage.

* Exempt Canada from the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act – Canada is not a tax haven and has a good reputation for sharing information that assists other governments in collecting their taxes. Despite this, U.S. legislation due to take effect in January 2013 would impose an onerous and unnecessary burden on Canadian financial institutions and their accountholders. According to the Institute of International Bankers, the cost of
complying with this Act could reach into the billions if applied to all banks outside the United States.

* Develop common standards for secure information technology – Governments, information technology suppliers and end-users of digital products and services have a shared responsibility to improve secure information technology and this should be incorporated within the mandates of Canada’s Communications Security Establishment and the U.S. National Security Agency.

* In addition, Canada and the United States, working in cooperation with industry groups, should commit to harmonizing food safety and animal health standards and compliance measures in a number of targeted areas over the next two years.
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« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2011, 12:24:00 PM »
Three key groups to keep an eye on:

Cross-Border Crime Forum
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/prg/le/oc/cbc-eng.aspx

Cross-Border Crime Forum: 2010 marks the 11th anniversary of the Cross Border Crime Forum (CBCF).  The Forum is a joint effort of Public Safety, the Department of Justice Canada and the U.S. Department of Justice. It brings together senior law enforcement and justice officials from participating organizations in Canada and the U.S. The CBCF addresses transnational crime problems such as smuggling, organized crime, mass marketing fraud, counter-terrorism, and other emerging cross-border issues. It also focuses on resolving obstacles and impediments – primarily with regard to policy, regulations and legislation – faced by law enforcement and justice officials who work on cross-border crime issues.

Integrated Border Enforcement Teams
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ibet-eipf/index-eng.htm

Integrated Border Enforcement Teams (IBETS) consist of Canadian and American law enforcement teams that share information and resources to maximize border security. The five core IBET agencies are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Border Patrol (CBP/BP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). They work closely with local, state and provincial enforcement agencies in the fight against cross-border criminal activity.

Project North Star
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html

Project North Star is a bi-national forum that provides Canadian and U.S. law enforcement managers a mechanism to enhance existing communications, cooperation, and partnership between agencies and personnel that operate within the U.S.-Canada border area.
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Re: CFR's North American perimeter security pact to trump sovereignty
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2011, 01:41:50 PM »
I don't think there's anything we can do, no one is listening anymore, we have no representation anywhere in government, they do what they want and when they want.  >:(  the only thing to do is getting away from the borders, the further away the better.