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Aug 18, 2007
From: "angela bischoff"
www.greenspiration.org/
August 17, 2007


Help Canadians Stop the Secret Deals for Increased Integration with the U.S.


George Bush, Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon will be
meeting behind closed doors in Montebello, Quebec, on August 20-21, 2007.

Their agenda? To change hundreds of Canadian regulations, laws and
policies — social, cultural, economic, international and security — to
match those in the U.S., creating a “fortress North America.”

This scheme, originally proposed by the Canadian Council of Chief
Executives (a lobby group representing the country’s biggest corporations)
has been developing in secret for over four years.

While corporations such as Wal-Mart and Exxon have been heavily involved
in this process, the public and Parliament have been completely excluded.

The scheme goes by the deliberately deceptive title “Security and
Prosperity Partnership of North America” (SPP). It is, in fact, a scheme
to transfer power from democratic institutions to corporate board rooms.

When decision making takes place behind closed doors, human rights disappear.

“The Security and Prosperity Partnership, sadly, appears to trade basic
human rights for continued access to the U.S. market,” warned Alex Neve,
Secretary General for Amnesty International Canada, and Roch Tassé,
coordinator for the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, in the
Globe and Mail.

Please go to www.RightonCanada.ca to send your letter urging Stephen Harper to
immediately stop the backroom deals, disclose everything that takes place
at the Montebello meetings and put the SPP to a national and parliamentary
debate so that Canadians can have their say. Let Prime Minister Harper
know that you want the government to give priority to human rights and
democracy.

At the same time, you will be sending a letter to your own MP, asking her
or him to take a stand on the issue. RightonCanada has also written to
every MP urging that he or she take a stand. We will publish their
response (or non-response) on our website so as to make each MP publicly
accountable.

As well, visit the Council of Canadians' website to learn more about the
SPP and Canadians' efforts to stop secret deals that threaten our
sovereignty and democracy.

That’s what democracy means.

With thanks,

Kathleen Ruff
Founder of RightOnCanada.ca
and Senior Advisor to the Rideau Institute Maude Barlow
National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians
and Vice-President of the Rideau Institute


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