Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Write to Your MP About Deep Integration

Following my post from yesterday on the deep integration of North America, a reader requested that I post a letter template for anyone wanting to write their MP about the issue. For everyone interested you will find a copy of the letter I sent out below. Please copy and forward without hesitation. Be sure to update the variable fields highlighted in bold italics before sending.

Canadian readers can find their local MP at the Parliamentary search site.
American readers can find their representative of Congress here or your Senator here.

Dear insert addressee,

I am deeply concerned about the move towards the deep integration of North America that began under Paul Martin through the signing of the Security and Prosperity Partnership, and that has continued during the current Conservative government.

From September 12th to 14th, North American leaders from government, business and key agencies met in Banff, Alberta for a series of closed door meetings on the integration of security, trade, and energy policies between Canada, Mexico and the United States. In attendance were Donald Rumsfeld, Stockwell Day, and Chief personnel from NORAD, Chevron, Suncor and Lockheed Martin to name a few. Meanwhile, the Canadian public is being denied a role in discussions that about the future of our own sovereignty by the secret nature of this session and others like them.

There has been scant reporting of this event online, but little else while most elected officials have remained silent on this critical issue.

I am writing to express the strongest possible opposition to these talks and any future plans that would sacrifice Canadian sovereignty and the democratic rights of Canada's citizens.

More to the point, as insert MP's credentials, I would like to know your position on this issue.

Thank you,

Your name and contact information

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