Thursday, January 25, 2007

Connie Fogal sets the record straight about the SPP

Here is a copy of an excellent and informative letter to the Editor written by Connie Fogal, the leader of the Canadian Action Party, in response to a column in the Vancouver Sun by Barbara Yaffe. Let us see if they are fair and responsible enough to print it.

Letter to the Editor, January 24, 2007
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

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


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