Thursday, September 28, 2006

Stop North American Deep Integration

Update 9:57pm: Thanks to Berlynn for tracking down the link to the Crag & Canyon Article. Click here to view.

Major media outlets continue to ignore the ongoing plans for the deep integration of North American economies, currency and security, despite widely available information on the secret meeting of leading government officials, corporations and military agencies earlier in the month in Banff, Alberta, attended by Donald Rumsfeld.

Mysteriously, (or perhaps predictably), the single North American news source that originally covered the event, the Banff Crag & Canyon, seems to have pulled their story offline.

Closed door meetings on deep integration pose a huge risk to national independence and progressive values. It will fall to the online and blogging community to drive the debate and stand up for the rights of citizen's - from Canada, Mexico and the United States - who wish to preserve our rights to democracy and sovereignty, who oppose the deep integration of our three nations, and who believe voters should have a voice in any debate on the topic.

Bloggers can support the cause by adding the Vive le Canada support ribbon to your site. Citizen's can contact local papers and elected representatives in Parliament, Congress or the Senate.

The agenda from Banff's meeting includes every aspect of North American merger including:

North American Energy Strategy
Speakers: Secretary Clay Sell, Deputy Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy; N. Murray Edwards, Vice Chairman, Canadian Natural Resources Limited; Richard George, President & CEO, Suncor Energy Inc.; David Victor, Director, Program on Energy & Sustainable Development, Center for Environmental Science & Policy; Vinicio Suro, Planning & Evaluation Subdirector, PEMEX

Opportunities for Security and Military Cooperation
Speakers: William J. Perry, former US Secretary of Defense; Admiral Tim Keating, Commander NORAD/USNORTHCOM; Major General Daniel Gosselin, Director General, International Security Policy; Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Undersecretary for North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; William Schneider, President, International Planning Services; Ward Elcock, Deputy Minister of National Defence;
Eduardo Medina-Mora, Secretary of Public Safety; Ryan Henry, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

Demographic & Social Dimensions of Integration
Speakers: Andrés Rozental, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations; Dr. Wendy Dobson, the Institute for International Business; Carlos Heredia, Chief International Affairs Advisor to the Governor of the State of Michoacán in Mexico; Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute

Border Infrastructure and Economies
Speakers: Hon. John P. Manley, McCarthy Tetrault LLP; Thomas d’Aquino, Canadian Council of Chief Executives; Carla Hills, Chairman & CEO, Hills & Co.; Luis de la Calle, Consultor
Visit Vive le Canada for the complete attendance and agenda from the Banff meeting.


Berlynn said...

The Crag & Canyon piece has been here.

Liberal Pebbles said...

I still fail to see the problems with having these meetings.

It doesn't mean it is going to happen.