Put the SPP to a vote, say prominent Canadians
OTTAWA, Oct. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Maude Barlow, David Suzuki, Ken Georgetti, Maher Arar and Monia Mazigh are sending Prime Minister Stephen Harper a letter today demanding that his upcoming Throne Speech include a commitment to submit the controversial Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) to a vote in the next parliamentary session.
They are calling on Stephen Harper to make good on his earlier promise "to submit significant international treaties for votes in Parliament" by bringing forward the SPP for parliamentary debate and a vote in the House of
So far, only 30 CEOs from North America's richest corporations, including Lockheed Martin, Bank of Nova Scotia, Chevron, Power Corporation and Merck, have had any meaningful input. Only they have been invited to annual closed-door meetings of SPP leaders and ministers, such as the one that took place in Montebello, Quebec in August.
Labour, environmental and social justice groups argue that the SPP, launched in 2005 by the governments of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, has already led to lower standards in a number of different policy areas.
The partnership's stated goal of making North America safer has been called into question by the Canadian public due to some of the its more controversial initiatives such as Canada's "Passenger Protect" no-fly list, and the harmonization of pesticide residue limits and toxic chemical regulations.
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The Canadian Action Party Demands a Referendum on the Security and Prosperity
Partnerhsip Agreement (SPP) , Not a Vote in Parliament.
Connie Fogal, Leader of the Canadian Action Party, denounces the civil society call for a vote in Parliament on the end of Canada via a vote on the Security and Prosperity Partnership Agreement.
Civil Society calling for a parliamentary vote on the essence of Canada is a complicity in Canada's demise.
The Prime Minister of Canada and his cabinet in both Liberal and Conservative regimes support the unificaiton of North America as witnessed by the fact of Paul Martin and Stephen Harper being signatories to the SPP process.
The NDP and the Bloq Quebecois have been deaf and dumb since 2001 with their voted support of the deception of liberty stripping legislation disguised as antiterrorirst legislation and the 2001 Smart Border Declaration (harmonization), all being preliminary steps to the SPP and major components of integration of Canada with the USA and Mexico.
They have all been silent through elections and numerous by elections while the integration has been proceeding via working groups under the direction of the Prime Ministers , their Cabinets and senior officials from govermnent and industry.
These MP's have proven themselves not only unable and /or unwilling to defend Canada , but complicit in the demise of Canada.
A decison about the restructuring of Canada into an integrated North America is NOT A DECISION FOR PARLIAMENT, BUT FOR THE CITIZENS OF CANADA if it is to be considered at all. What every Parliamentarian should do is call for a nonconfidence vote on this issue to cease unification of Canada the USA and Mexico, and then run a campaign on the life of Canada, not its death.
Failing that, the citizens must decide.
And they will decide one way or the other.
Connie Fogal, Leader, CAP/PAC
CANADIAN ACTION PARTY/PARTI ACTION CANADIENNE
LEADER, CONSTANCE (Connie) FOGAL
Telephone Connie Fogal at: 604 872 2128
My comment: Connie doesn't pull any punches!