Security and Prosperity Partnership

Editors note: You may have heard murmers of this work in progress for some time as Mel Hertig and Maude Barlow are promonent Canadians who have voiced their concern over this attempt by the US president to force his agenda on all of the continent. Last night CNN's Lou Dobbs did several interviews on the issue as it is just as disconcerting to Americans as it is to Canadians because of the democratic political traditions of our countries. Deals like this one are outside the political and constitutional process and ignore the principles of a democratic society. To make this process even more threatening it involves committees appointed from the heads of major corporations and carries with it the underlying principles of free market wide open capitalism as its base. Several articles have been printed about the threat this process poses to our countries, this one by Connie Fogel is worth consideration. I have included a list of referneces both governmental and from the SPP itself at the bottom of this story.

Vancouver, B.C., Friday, January 26, 2007, by : Connie Fogel

Below the following url is my letter to the Editor in response to a column in the Vancouver Sun by Barbara Yaffe January 23, 2007. I doubt they will print my reply but CAP is mentioned in the Yaffe Column so they might. Good to get some publicity for us. Hopefully her column will entice people to go to our website.....Connie (pdf of that article)

#385-916 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z1K7
Tel: (604) 708 -3372 Fax: (604) 872 -1504
or contact Connie Fogal, the Leader, at Or Tel: 604 872 2128

Letter to the Editor, January 24, 2007 via e mail and fax.

Re: Barbara Yaffe, Tuesday January 23, 2007, "Conspiracy Theorists Given a Free Reign at Continental Pact."

Dear Editor:

I write as the Leader of the Canadian Action Party which was dismissed in the above article along with the Council of Canadians as being a Conspiracy Theorist.

Signed agreements such as NAFTA and the S.P.P. (Security and Prosperity Agreement), the Canada -U.S. Smart Border Declaration, the Competitiveness Council and the Binational Military Planning Group are real policies and agreements, not conspiracies.
[A real conspiracy, not a theory, as Connie further explains - dc]

The SPP was signed by Prime Minister Martin, President Bush and President Fox in March 2005. It was reaffirmed in April of 2006 by Prime Minister Harper. The S.P.P sanctioned the recommendations of the North American Task force released in May of 2005.

John Manley, a former Liberal Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, now heads the Canada, USA, Mexico Task Force which released its recommendations for a North American continent wide union on May 17/18, 2005. Manley was quoted in All Patriot News in the USA, May 17, 2005. He said, "We are asking the leaders of the United States, Mexico, and Canada to be the architects of a new community of North America, not mere custodians of the status quo."

The North American Task Force is comprised of prominent former officials, businessmen, and academics from the three countries; in particular, they are from the U.S.'s Council on Foreign Relations, Canada's Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and Mexico's Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales. These are real people with real names, such as Thomas Axworthy, Merrill Lynch and Co., Inc.,Thomas P. d'Aquino, Professor Wendy K. Dobson, Dr. Robert Pastor (described as the Father of the North American Union by The Free, Allan Gotleib, Pierre Marc Johnson, Heenan Blaikie, McCarthy Tetrault, Donner Canada Foundation (to name a few).

The Canada- U.S. Smart Border Declaration was signed December 12, 2001 by Liberal Deputy Prime Minister John Manley and Tom Ridge, USA Homeland Security Director. This declaration is a 30 point action plan from which flows the new passport rules, the current voluntary (soon to be mandatory) retinal, fingerprint, and RFID requirements for fast cross border movement, the no fly lists, i.e., listing of people who are not allowed to board any airplane within or out of Canada, USA.
or Mexico, the arming of Canadian border guards.

>From the S.P.P. flows a 30 member Competitiveness Council comprised of North America's most influential CEO's. Prime Minister Harper sanctioned the 10 person Canadian group whose job is to "advise" him. These unelected, unaccountable, unrepresentative live real people are part of the structure that supercedes our governments and is already driving the economic and social policies of three countries beyond the reach of our Members of Parliament.

Barbara Yaffe is completely out of touch with the reality when she says, "The checks and balances are in the parliamentary system." It is not our Parliamentary system that is in play here. This is a shadow government of live people who are usurping our Parliament without any check or balance. They are reshaping Canada, Mexico, and the USA under US dominance into a North American entity that is to be governed by unelected panels and tribunals with no accountability to the people. They intend to operate completely outside the reach of national legal systems and national constitutions.. There is to be no democratic process and no sovereignty.

The restructuring is being implemented by current cabinet members and the government bureaucracy, not our parliament! Most Members of Parliament either have no clue about the SPP, or if they do, they silently submit their constituents to this modern form of feudalism.

The harm, the "treason", is that individuals who are and were in Cabinet along with our Prime Ministers, military leaders, academics, leading Corporate representatives, Ambassadors and Consuls General are working in secret creating a North American Fortress and Conquering Empire that will harvest and exploit our national resources, our strategic geography, and our labour/military force profitably for themselves. These are real, live, identifiable humans who meet behind closed doors to decide how the citizens of three proud sovereign countries will be stripped of their constitutional rights and liberties, and made to serve this elite force.

There is a real basis for our claim. It is the leaked document dated August 31, 2006 titled North American Forum Confirmed Participants which was marked "Internal document, Not for Public Release". It listed the participants in that secret meeting conducted in Banff Alberta. Participants from Canada included Hon. Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, Government of Canada; Col. Peter Atkinson, Special advisor to Chief of Defence Staff; Hon Perrin Beatty, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters; Thomas d'Aquino, Canadian Council of Chief Executives; Dr. Wendy Dobson, Institute for International Business; Hon Gordon O'Connor, Minister of Defence, Government of Canada; Hon. Anne McLellan, Senior Counsel, Bennet Jones; General Rick Hillier, Chief of Defence Staff; Mr. Fred Green, Canadian Pacific Railway; Hon John Manley, McCarthy Tetrault LLP; Hon Greg Melchin, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta; Richard L George, Suncor Energy Inc.; Hon Peter Lougheed (to name a few).

USA participants included Ms Deborah Bolton, Political Advisor to Commander, US Northcom; admiral Tim Keating, Commander US Northern Command; Dr Robert A Pastor, Director , Centre for North American Studies, American University, Washington DC; Donald R Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defence, US Department of Defence; Gen. Gene Renuart, USAF Senior Military Assist. To Sec Rumsfeld, Dr. James Schlesinger, Former Sec of Energy and Defence; Sec Clay Sell, Deputy Secretary of Energy, US Deputy of Energy.

Topics included: A Vision for North America, Toward a North American Energy Strategy, Demographic and Social Dimension of North American Integration, Border Infrastructure and Continental Prosperity, Military to Military Cooperation.

Our elected Members of Parliament apparently are willing to be assigned to the role of lackeys enjoying their pensions, chasing their tails debating whether Quebec is a sovereign nation in an un-sovereign non-nation, sacrificing the people to an ever lowering standard of living, and relegating nationhood and government to irrelevancy.

Submission to such a scheme is unconstitutional, and undemocratic. It is a betrayal of our history, our citizenship, our tradition, our values, and our way of life. It is not what real Canadians call a "worthy project" .

Yours truly,

Connie Fogal
Leader Canadian Action Party
604 872 2128



Yaffe, Barbara, Conspiracy theorists given a free run at continental pact (pdf) January 23, 2007, Vancouver Sun


Home page of the Security and prosperity Partnership of North America web site as seen January 26, 2007

SPP web site SPP Myths vs Facts as seen January 26, 2007

United States State Department North American Leaders Unveil Security and Prosperity Partnership March 23, 2006

Government of Canada Foreign Affairs and International Trade Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) Accomplishments March 21, 2006

The White House, The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America: Next Steps, March 31, 2006


Prime Minister of Canada's web site The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America: Next Steps March 31, 2006 also at


Craddock, Alisa, Security and prosperity for who? June 26, 2006

Corsi, Jerome R., Bush sneaking North American super-state without oversight? June 13, 2006, World Net daily

Spivey, Phyllis, The SPP: Another summit sellout, april 19, 2005


Haliburton, Mary-Sue, Political Tectonic Shift: Energy Policy under the North American Union (NAU) October 10, 2006


Wikipedia, Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, as seen January 26, 2007

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