The US army is to enforce a huge security perimeter around the upcoming North
American Union meeting in Canada this August as well as cracking down on expected
protests, having already shut down a public forum due to take place close to the
The Security and Prosperity Partnership meeting in Montebello, Quebec on August
20 and 21 is to be policed by American forces, who along with the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) have
already refused to allow the Municipality of Papineauville, which is about six
kilometres from Montebello, to rent a community centre to the Council of Canadians
action group who were planning to hold a public forum the night before the confab
to express their concerns about the meeting and the issues being discussed.
“It is deplorable that we are being prevented from bringing together
a panel of writers, academics and parliamentarians to share their concerns about
the Security and Prosperity Partnership with Canadians,” said Brent Patterson,
director of organizing with the Council of Canadians. “Meanwhile, six
kilometres away, corporate leaders from the United States, Mexico and Canada
will have unimpeded access to our political leaders.”
The Council of Canadians has also been told that in addition to the 25km perimeter
in Montebello, there will be checkpoints in nearby areas, and vehicles carrying
more than five people will be turned back.
A whole host of other Canadian activist groups are scheduling protests despite
the military cordon. According to journalist and NAU researcher Jerome R. Corsi,
the protesters believe that as many as 10,000 people could assemble in Quebec
One particular activist group, Canadian Action Party, has taken issue with
US troops coordinating operations for the confab on Canadian soil while denying
access to Canadian citizens.
CAP’s leader said,”Bad enough that our RCMP and the Quebec provincial
police force would apply offensive Canadian law to prevent a legitimate meeting
of dissenting citizens. Totally untenable that a foreign army assumes jurisdiction
on our land. But this we knew from the Binational Planning Agreement begun in
2002 that saw Canada crawl on its belly and permit the USA military to enter
our land whenever it deems necessary. “
“Does anyone still believe that our federal leaders have not thrown away
our sovereignty ? That from Chretien (Liberal) to Martin (Liberal) to Harper
(Conservative), the Prime Ministers of our land have not been committing treason
behind closed doors? How otherwise would it be possible that a proud, sovereign,
and free nation would see a foreign army on its soil interfering with the right
of Canadians to assemble and to speak?”
Elite lobbying group the Council on Foreign Relations seeded the plan for a
"North American Advisory Council" which eventually became the SPP.
It comes as no surprise to NAU researchers that the latest SPP meeting will
be a highly secretive and guarded affair given that CFR documents have revealed
that the group wants to "establish private bodies that would meet regularly
or annually to buttress North American relationships, along the lines of the
Internal SPP documents released under the FOIA have also shown that a wide
range of US administrative law is being re-written in stealth under this program
to "integrate" and "harmonize" with administrative law in
Mexico and Canada, in a similar fashion to moves that have become commonplace
within the EU.
The documents contain references to upwards of 13 working groups within an
entire organized infrastructure that has drawn from officials within most areas
of administrative government including U.S. departments of State, Homeland Security,
Commerce, Treasury, Agriculture, Transportation, Energy, Health and Human Services,
and the office of the US Trade Representative.
During the upcoming SPP meeting an advisory Council created last year known
as the North American Competitiveness Council will meet on issues including
border regulation and competitiveness in the automotive, transportation, manufacturing
and services sectors. The council is expected to meet annually with security
and prosperity ministers and will engage with senior government officials on
an ongoing basis.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is scheduled to host the Quebec summit
which Mexican President Felipe Calderon and US President George W. Bush also
planning to attend.
The highest elected officials within the US, Canadian and Mexican governments
are meeting together with advisory bodies staffed by senior private sector representatives
yet the public are being forcibly denied any access to the event in addition
to a pathetic blackout on behalf of the corporate media which still ridicules
anyone who suggests the North American Union plan even exists.