Agreements & Laws by Lapis .....
Governmental arrangements made which throw away our sovereignty, independence, and our civil liberties.
Date: 8/28/2006 6:21:27 PM ( 15 y ago)
Part 2 of Meta-Morphosis and Sabotage of Canada by our own Government - Laws, Arrangements and Agreements
written by Connie Fogal, Leader CAP/PAC, November 2005
Lets look at some of the other incredible arrangements our government has made, all of which throw away our sovereignty, independence, and our civil liberties.
1. The Canada -U.S. Smart Border Declaration with a 30 point action plan signed Dec 12,2001
2. The Public Safety Act, 2002 with despotic powers to certain Cabinet Ministers
3. The Anti Terrorism Act currently under review
4.The North American Security and Prosperity Initiative (NASPI)- a report released January 2003 of the project of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives(CCCE) to develop a strategy for shaping Canada's future within North America and Beyond
5. The Security and Prosperity Partnership Agreement signed by Bush and Martin in March of 2005
6. 40 Point Smart Regulation Action Plan
7. The Report of Ministers to the Leaders -SPP- North America June 2005
1. The Canada - U.S. Smart Border Declaration signed Dec 12,2001. Note John Manley signed this when he was deputy Prime Minister along with Tom Ridge, US Homeland Security Director. Manley is now the head of the North American Union Task Force promoting the end of the nations of Canada , USA, and Mexico as we know them. http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/newsroom/factsheets/2002/sep/smart-e.html
The Canada -US Smart Border Declaration has everything to do with total integration of Canada into the USA dominated system and control, with total loss of Canadian sovereignty and independence. Our government through one Cabinet Minister and his officials committed Canadians to arrangements which had not been discussed in Parliament, nor presented to the Canadians at large. Some would say it is treasonous to be making, in effect, fundamental changes to our constitutional structure without taking this to the citizens. The arrangements are after the fact being rammed through Parliament piecemeal without any Member of Parliament making a fuss about the fact of the pre-arranged agreement between Manley and Ridge, nor demanding that Canadians should have a say in this. No Member of Parliament was elected on any platform to create or enter a North American Union which this Smart Border Declaration is doing. The tragedy for Canadians is that we appear to have no MP's, nor party with representatives elected to the House of Common who are prepared to fight for Canadians, or even to inform us. In effect, there is no opposition in government. The opposition is us, outside of government. This should not have to be!
This declaration outlines a set of initiatives called the 30-point Action Plan. The Canada Customs and Revenue agency is working collaboratively with the United States Customs Service, the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The CCRA has the lead responsibility for eight of the initiatives outlined in the 30 Point Action Plan. Making those eight happen is the priority for CCRA. The eight are:
- A Single Alternative Inspection System
-Advance Passenger Information/Passenger Name Record
-Ferry Terminal Reviews
-Harmonized Commercial Processing
-Clearance Away from the Border
-Customs Data Exchange
-In-Transit Container Targeting at Seaports
The 30 points are:
1) Biometric Identifiers- Jointly develop on an urgent basis common biometric identifiers in documentation such as (this means in other ways too) permanent resident cards, NEXUS, and other travel documents. (That means DNA markers, eyeprints and fingerprints) ( CBC recently reported that this month our Government will present to Parliament a bill that will permit "chips" being placed in our passports .The chips will hold untold amounts of personal data, even possibly to the amount of money you have in your bank account. This chip can be accessed and read by any one or place that has the existing technology. It has been reported to me that the Mohawk Indians have been approached by our government to volunteer to being "chipped" and to have DNA records of them created for tracking. Chips are microscopic devices that can be implanted in your skin as easily as on a card. This is no longer science fiction folks. It is happening.)
2) Permanent Resident Cards- a secure card which includes a biometric identifier. (It is the impending legislation that will require all citizens to be
fingerprinted and eye printed, and to have all their personal data encrypted on a national card- even human chip implants to track your location and activity. Many cell phones already do that. Some clothing manufacturers, and I am told Walmart is one, already have microscopic tracking chips that remain in the clothes after you leave the store with your purchase. If someone wanted to, they could track you if you wear Walmart clothing. Who has sanctioned that?
3) Single Alternative Inspection System- Resume NEXUS for two-way movement of pre-approved travellers at Sarnia-Port Huron,and expand a single program to other areas along the land border. Discuss expansion to air travel.
4) Refugee/Asylum Processing-Review practices and procedures to ensure that applicants are thoroughly screened for security risks and take necessary steps to
share information on refugee and asylum claimants.
5) Managing of Refugee/Asylum Claims- Negotiate a safe third-country agreement to enhance the managing of refugee claims. ( The Safe Third Country Agreement was signed by officials of Canada and the United States on December 5, 2002. The agreement allows both countries to manage the flow of refugee claimants. No longer does Canada make its own decisions based on our sovereign principles. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/policy/safe-third.html ) Did you hear any fuss being made by anyone in Parliament about this destruction of our sovereign capacity? Or by the media?
6) Visa Policy Coordination- joint respective visa waiver lists and share look-out lists at visa issuing offices.
7) Air Preclearance- implement the Preclearance Agreement signed in January 2001. Resume intransit preclearance at Vancouver and
expand to other airports per Annex I of the Agreement.
The following url shows the Bill C22 The Preclearance Act. I do not know if the Act has come into force yet. It clearly allows for the no fly lists and gives authority to pre-clearance officers in special setoff areas at airports to do thing with persons named. http://www.parl.gc.ca/36/1/parlbus/chambus/house/bills/government/S-22/S-
8) Advance Passenger Information / Passenger Name Record- Share this on flights between Canada and the United States, including in-transit flights. Identify risks posed by passengers on international flights arriving in each other's territory. (These are the "no fly" lists whereby any of us can be defined as a bad guy and not allowed to fly. Senator Kennedy was put the no fly list of the US . It took a while to get his name removed. )
See what Canada's privacy commissioner says about the No Fly lists: http://news.gc.ca/cfmx/view/en/index.jsp?articleid=163059
See what our government says: http://www.psepc.gc.ca/publications/news/2005/20050805-1_e.asp
and at http://www.psepc.gc.ca/national_security/counter_terrorism_e.asp
9) Joint Passenger Analysis Units-Establish joint units at key international airports in Canada and the United States.
10) Ferry Terminals- Review customs and immigration presence and practices at international ferry terminals. ( End of sovereign Canadian only decisions)
11) Compatible Immigration Databases- automated database, such as Canada's Support System for Intelligence, for information exchange, and enhance sharing of intelligence and trend analysis.
12) Immigration Officers Overseas- Increase number of Canadian and US immigration officers at airports overseas and enhance joint training of airline personnel. ( More do it the US way when maybe we would not do it at all if we made our own decision)
13) International Cooperation- technical assistance to source and transit countries.
14) Harmonized Commercial Processing-complementary systems for commercial processing, including audit-based programs and partnerships with industry.
Explore the merits of a common program.
15) Clearance Away from the Border- integrated trade facilitation through away-from- the-border processing for truck/rail cargo (and crews), including inland
preclearance/post-clearance, international zones and pre-processing centers at the border, and maritime port intransit preclearance.
16) Joint Facilities- under current legislation and regulations create small, remote joint border facilities. Examine the legal and operational issues associated with the establishment of international zones and joint facilities, including armed protection or the arming of law enforcement officers in such zones and facilities. ( An armed border)
17) Customs Data - Sign the Agreement on Sharing Data Related to Customs Fraud, exchange agreed upon customs data pursuant to NAFTA, and discuss what additional commercial and trade data should be shared for national security purposes. (By sharing financial data, they can drive anyone into bankruptcy if they want to . Re- read Orwell's 1984) (Lougheed Martin, a military oriented company has been given the contract to handle Canadian census data which means under the USA Patriot Act , all the information about every Canadian is in the hands of the US Homeland Security. .That body has Orwellian powers with tentacles now into Canadian homes. At what point will Canadian outrage emerge? )
18) Intransit Container Targeting at Seaports- exchange information and analysis. Work in partnership
with the industry to develop advance electronic commercial manifest data for marine containers arriving from overseas.
19) Infrastructure Improvements- joint and coordinated physical and technological improvements to key border points and trade corridors - dedicated
lanes and border modeling exercises. (Easy movement of troops into Canada)
20) Intelligent Transportation Systems-Deploy interoperable technologies in support of other initiatives to facilitate the secure movement of goods and people, such as transponder applications and electronic container seals. (Transponders are devices that take a picture of you as you drive by and track you - like on Ontario's highway 407)
21) Critical Infrastructure Protection- Conduct binational threat assessments on trans-border infrastructure and identify necessary additional protection measures, and initiate assessments for transportation networks and other critical infrastructure.
22) Aviation Security- Finalize Federal Aviation Administration-Transport Canada agreement on comparability/equivalence of security and training standards.
23) Integrated Border and Marine Enforcement Teams-Expand IBET/IMET to other areas of the border and enhance communication and coordination.
24) Joint Enforcement Coordination-comprehensive and permanent coordination of law enforcement, anti- terrorism efforts and information sharing, such as by strengthening the Cross-Border Crime Forum and reinvigorating Project Northstar. (Law enforcement is a crucial part of sovereignty-)
25) Integrated Intelligence- joint teams to analyze and disseminate information and intelligence, and produce threat and intelligence assessments. Initiate
discussions regarding a Canadian presence on the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force. (Canada gives up any semblance of independent policies. ) ( Is this the source of the bill coming before Parliament this month that will give increased powers to security forces to spy on and take action against e mail and websites and cell phones and fax communications
26) Fingerprints-RCMP to access FBI fingerprint data directly via real-time electronic link (and vice versa) .
27) Removal of Deportees- Address legal and operational challenges to joint removals, and coordinate
initiatives to encourage uncooperative countries to accept their nationals. (In other words, Canada will adopt US rules on who is to be deported. That explains the transition to violation of international human rights by Canada in the harsh treatment in Canada of the 5 Muslims detained without trial and without defence in provincial prison without release .)
28) Counter-Terrorism Legislation-Bring into force legislation on terrorism, including measures for the designation of terrorist organizations. (This is the source of our Anti--terrorist legislation - our Bill C 36, and the USA Patriot Act. It was not Canadian philosophy and policy and tradition that brought this Orwellian legislation into being. It was the demand from the US, and Canada's submission to and under this agreement. Canada promised to deliver this. 9/11 was the impetus, the excuse, to do what was intended any way. In both the USA and Canada, the anti-terrorist legislation is up for review now. The goal is to make the laws in both countries even more invasive and liberty stripping, more Orwellian. )
29) Freezing of Terrorist Assets-Exchange advance information on designated individuals and organizations in a timely manner.
30) Joint Training and Exercises- joint response to terrorism- joint counter-terrorism training and exercises
Read how the U.S. Homeland Security website explains this agreement: http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?content=97
This Canada -US Smart Border Declaration militarizes Canada and sets the stage for a police state. It is responsible for our anti-terrorist law which emulates the US Patriot Act. The anti-terrorist laws discriminate against racial groups, remove habeas corpus, (ie, the right to be produced before a court rather than arrested, locked up
and the key thrown away), remove the right to a fair trial or in some cases to any trial at all. They remove the right to defend yourself. They criminalize dissent. They revokes civil liberties. They are Draconian laws sitting there waiting to pounce on lawful citizens when the right occasion presents itself. Canada's anti-terrorist law is already being applied against Canadians of middle Eastern heritage- note the 5 Muslims incarcerated in Toronto upon being accused of being terrorists. Our judicial history prevented indefinite incarceration without a trial.We had to be found guilty, not just accused. That protection is gone now.
2. The Public Safety Act, 2002 (Bill C7) grew out of Bills C 17, C55, and C42. This act amends 23 existing acts and implements the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Act. http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/bills_Is.asp?lang=E&Is=c7&source=library_prb&Par...
The Public Safety Act imposes many terms that restrict civil liberties. The section dealing with interim orders grants despotic powers to a number of Cabinet Ministers such that at their individual, sole decree without prior Parliamentary oversight, approval or sanction, they can impose the police state. Eight parts of the Bill amend various statutes to provide a new power permitting the responsible Minister to make interim orders in situations where immediate action is required (as he alone determines) . For example, the Minister of Health can require mandatory vaccinations and quarantine.
Interim orders under The Public Safety Act are exempt from the usual requirements of our law that are in place to prevent abuse and excess. These orders are specifically free from checks to avoid abuse or violations of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Bill of Rights These orders avoid examination by government lawyers whose usual job is to ensure regulations and orders are not an unusual or unexpected use of authority;and that they do not trespass unduly on existing rights and freedoms.
The respective Ministers, are:
* Department of Health Act Minister of Health;
* Food and Drugs Act Minister of Health;
* Hazardous Products Act Minister of Health;
* Navigable Waters Protection Act Minister of Fisheries and Oceans;
* Pest Control Products Act Minister of Health;
* Quarantine Act Minister of Health;
* Radiation Emitting Devices Act Minister of Health; and
* Canada Shipping Act; Canada Shipping Act, 2001
(4) Ministers of Transport and Fisheries and Oceans.
Now it is clearer to understand what the gun registration was all about!. Disarm the people from protecting themselves from their own government , not protection from
criminals. This concept of possibly needing to protect ourselves from our government is so foreign to the Canadian psyche that most of us did not see the malevolence of the gun registry program. We became unwitting dupes to the police state agenda because of our antipathy towards violence.
3. The Anti Terrorism Act - (Bill C 36) Currently under review to make it even more prohibitive.
4. The North American Security and Prosperity Initiative (NASPI)- a project of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives(CCCE)launched in January 2003 to develop a strategy for shaping Canada's future within North America and Beyond.
This url is a must read. It was posted or updated November2, 2005 as News and Information. It is a discussion paper released April 2004. Here you can see that the chief executives of the 150 leading corporations of Canada are in the driver's seat setting out the political agenda to meet its own interests. Their own language has a flavour of their attitude that they do rule.
Here is the preface to their discussion paper. The bold markings are mine for emphasis.
"The Council was the private sector leader in the development and promotion of the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement during the 1980s and of the subsequent trilateral North American Free Trade Agreement. North American economic integration is now well advanced and irreversible, and in the face of global terrorism, the economic and physical security of the continent have become indivisible.
While the Council's fundamental vision for North America remains trilateral, we believe that to be most effective in addressing some of the key challenges facing our continent today, Canada and the United States must take the lead in developing a new paradigm for cooperation, one that will increase the security of our respective citizens and maximize the ability of our countries to prosper in a world marked by increasingly intense competition among developed and developing countries. Given ever-growing international flows of goods, services, people, investment and ideas, this new paradigm must be based on respect for sovereignty while achieving more effective and mutually beneficial interdependence.
Following more than a year of research and consultation with academics, business leaders and government officials in Canada, the United States and Mexico, we are ready to share some of our thinking. Many important questions remain to be answered, but we hope that the 15 specific recommendations we offer in this discussion paper serve as a point of departure for debate within Canada and the United States and as a spur to action on the critical issues that we have identified.
On behalf of the members of the Council, we are grateful to our readers for your interest in the shared challenges facing Canadians and our North American partners. We look forward to your thoughts and to working with you to ensure growing security and prosperity for all North Americans.
Richard L. George
Thomas P. d'Aquino
President and Chief Executive"
Most important is the CCCE statement that both the Martin Liberals and the Harper Conservatives support the CCCE initiative for a North American structure that will serve the corporate agenda. . The CCCE paper states:
"While 2004 will bring elections in both Canada and the United States, political interest in new approaches to North America crosses partisan boundaries. Prime Minister Paul Martin has made clear his intention to reinvigorate Canada's relationship with the United States as part of a broader strategy for strengthening Canada's influence in the world. Stephen Harper, the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, has called for a continental "strategic partnership", one that would link freer flows of goods, services, labour, capital and technology with improvements in continental security."
So for all those strategists who urged people to vote Liberal to keep out the Conservatives, and for those voters who complied, we now can realize the stupidity in that approach. But most voters did not buy into that lie. In 2004 Canadians produced a minority government precisely because the voters knew intuitively that something very rotten is transpiring.
The report sets out five pillars for a comprehensive strategy:
"In launching its North American Security and Prosperity Initiative (NASPI), the CCCE suggested that a Canadian strategy for managing its future within the continent should be based on five pillars: reinventing borders; regulatory efficiency; resource security; the North American defence alliance; and new institutions.
Over the past year, there has been an explosion of research and discussion about options for North America. The intensity of the discussion has been greatest in Canada, but it has spread into both the United States and Mexico, across academic, business and government circles. There is clearly much more to be explored, tested and eventually negotiated, but the immense amount of work done over the past year has established a meaningful foundation for more detailed discussion of our options.
Based on all of the work by the CCCE and by many others, this discussion paper builds on the original framework of the CCCE's North American initiative, suggests points of emerging consensus and puts forward 15 specific recommendations. From here, the CCCE hopes to foster further dialogue on the best options for Canada and on how best to move forward in building a 21st century Canada-United States partnership in North America.
ELEMENTS OF A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY
Ever since September 11, 2001, there has been no question that the management of the Canada-United States border must evolve. The two countries quickly agreed on the 30-point Smart Border action plan in late 2001, and much has been and continues to be achieved under this umbrella. Our two countries have been working closely, sharing information, developing and deploying new tools for managing risk, expanding border infrastructure and experimenting with new ways to speed the flows of low-risk goods and travellers while improving security overall.
As the CCCE suggested in launching its North American initiative, however, much more can and must be done. The CCCE continues to believe that a comprehensive strategy must encompass five pillars:
First, it must move beyond border management to the true reinvention of North American borders.
Second, efforts to smooth customs processing must be reinforced by a sweeping effort to reduce the costs and delays at the border caused by regulatory differences.
Third, and linked to regulatory issues, it must address issues in the resource sector to ensure that trade flows respect the twin principles of security of access and security of supply.
Fourth, it must recognize that all of the progress Canada desires on the economic front depends on a credible reinvigoration of the North American defence alliance.
Fifth, it must consider the development of a range of new institutions to manage the deepening of the Canada-United States relationship
These suggestions of the CCCE are being implemented incrementally by our government . Read the section on North American Defence carefully if you had any doubts about the points raised in Part 1. of my paper respecting Canada's complete integration with the US military agenda.
5. The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America signed by Martin (Canada) , Bush (USA) and Fox ( Mexico) in March 2005. This is the political arm complying with its marching orders from the CCCE. Read this url to get the full flavour of the power unfolding.
Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America Established March 23, 2005 Waco, Texas
Below are highlights of the statement made by the Leaders setting out the Security Agenda and Prosperity Agenda and announcing the establishment of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) . The statement was released March 23,2005 at the conclusion of Prime Minister Paul Martin's meeting with United States President George W. Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
SECURITY AND PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP OF NORTH AMERICA
We, the elected leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, gather in Texas to announce the establishment of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.
Over the past decade, our three nations have taken important steps to expand economic opportunity for our people and to create the most vibrant and dynamic trade relationship in the world. Since September 11, 2001, we have also taken significant new steps to address the threat of terrorism and to enhance the security of our people.
But more needs to be done. ...
... This work will be based on the principle that our security and prosperity are mutually dependent and complementary...Also, it will help consolidate our action into a North American framework to confront security and economic challenges...
... The Partnership is trilateral in concept; while allowing any two countries to move forward on an issue, it will create a path for the third to join later.
Advancing our Common Security
We will establish a common approach to security to protect North America from external threats, prevent and respond to threats within North America, and further streamline the secure and efficient movement of legitimate, low-risk traffic across our shared borders. As part of our efforts, we will:
* Implement common border security and bioprotection strategies;
* Enhance critical infrastructure protection, and implement a common approach to emergency response;
* Implement improvements in aviation and maritime security, combat transnational threats, and enhance intelligence partnerships; and
* Implement a border facilitation strategy to build capacity and improve the legitimate flow of people and cargo at our shared borders.
Advancing our Common Prosperity...
.... regulatory cooperation
....sectoral collaboration in energy, transportation, financial services, technology, and other areas to facilitate business; and invest in our people;
....efficient movement of goods and people; and.....
We will establish Ministerial-led working groups that will consult with stakeholders in our respective countries. These working groups will respond to the priorities of our people ( I do not think the people are the masses of citizens) and our businesses, and will set specific, measurable, and achievable goals. They will identify concrete steps that our governments can take to meet these goals, and set implementation dates that will permit a rolling harvest of accomplishments.
Within 90 days, Ministers will report back to us with their initial report. Following this, the groups will report on a semi-annual basis. Because the Partnership will be an ongoing process of cooperation, new items will be added to the work agenda by mutual agreement as circumstances warrant.
Through this Partnership, we will ensure that North America remains the most economically dynamic region of the world and a secure home for our people in this and future generations.
... Canada, the United States, and Mexico will work together to ensure the highest continent-wide security standards and streamlined risk-based border processes are achieved in the following priority areas:
Secure North America from External Threats
Develop and implement a North American traveler security strategy, and a cargo security strategy for screening prior to departure from a foreign port and at the first port of entry to North America.
Develop and implement a North American bioprotection strategy to assess, prevent, protect, detect, and respond to intentional, as well as applicable naturally occurring threats to public health and the food and agriculture system.
Prevent and Respond to Threats within North America
Develop and implement a strategy to enhance North American maritime transportation and port security.
Develop and implement a strategy to establish equivalent approaches to aviation security for North America.
Develop and implement a comprehensive North American strategy for combating transnational threats to the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including terrorism, organized crime, illegal drugs, migrant and contraband smuggling and trafficking.
Enhance partnerships on intelligence related to North American security.
Develop and implement a common approach to critical infrastructure protection, and response to cross-border terrorist incidents and, as applicable, natural disasters.
Further Streamline the Secure Movement of Low-risk Traffic across our Shared Borders
...... a border facilitation strategy to build capacity and improve the legitimate flow of people and cargo at ports of entry within North America.
.....new technologies to advance our shared security goals and promote the legitimate flow of people and goods across our borders.
Regulatory Cooperation .....compatibility of regulations and standards and eliminating redundant testing and certification requirements.....Strengthen regulatory cooperation, including at the onset of the regulatory process, to minimize barriers.
.......greater cooperation in sectors such as autos, steel, and other sectors identified through consultations.
......increase reliable energy supplies for the region's needs and development, by facilitating investment in energy infrastructure, technology improvements, production and reliable delivery of energy; ..... to streamline and update regulations; ....promoting energy efficiency, conservation, and technologies such as clean coal, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and renewable energy.
.... North America's transportation system by expanding market access, facilitating multimodal corridors, reducing congestion, and alleviating bottlenecks at the border that inhibit growth and threaten our quality of life (e.g., expand air services agreements, increase airspace capacity, initiate an Aviation Safety Agreement process, pursue smart border information technology initiatives, ensure compatibility of regulations and standards in areas such as statistics, motor carrier and rail safety, and working with responsible jurisdictions, develop mechanisms for enhanced road infrastructure planning, including an inventory of border transportation infrastructure in major corridors and public-private financing instruments for border projects).
...... freer flow of capital and the efficient provision of financial services throughout North America (e.g., facilitate cross-border electronic access to stock exchanges ... further collaboration on training programs for bank, insurance and securities regulators and supervisors.....improve convenience and cost of insurance coverage for carriers engaged in cross border commerce.
.... cross-border technology trade ... preventing unnecessary barriers from being erected (e.g., agree on mutual recognition of technical requirements for telecommunications equipment, tests and certification; adopt a framework of common principles for e-commerce).
.... Lower the transaction costs of trade in goods by liberalizing the requirements for obtaining duty-free treatment under NAFTA, including through the reduction of rules of origin costs on goods traded between our countries. ...
....rationalizing minor differences in external tariffs, consistent with multilateral negotiation strategies.
..... facilitate further the movement of business persons within North America and discuss ways to reduce taxes and other charges residents face when returning from other North American countries.
Enhance public health cross-border coordination in infectious diseases surveillance, prevention and control (e.g., pandemic influenza).
-..... Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use....identification and adoption of best practices relating to the registration of medicinal products.
See also http://www.spp.gov/
6. The 40 point Smart Regulation Action Plan - announced March 24, 2005 at a Newsmaker Breakfast at the National Press Club. (Globe and Mail March 21).
This plan introduces huge changes to Canada's regulatory system. This plan is the result of another corporate "task force". The plan will make it easier and faster for corporations to get approval for new drugs, complete environmental assessments, and the like. On March 21, the Globe and Mail stated that one of the initiatives is:"A paperwork-burden-reduction task force with the private sector to reduce the obligations for business to comply with regulations at all levels of government"
The Smart Regulation Plan will "harmonize" Canadian regulations with U.S. regulations,i.e., make Canadian regulations the same as U.S. regulations, which means more deregulation and fewer protections for consumers. Canada often has very different regulations from the U.S in terms of things like safety and environment. For example, Bush's U.S. refused to sign on to Kyoto, and has instituted environmental regulations that many U.S. citizens believe are a step backward for the U.S., and harmful to the environment.(see http://www.bushgreenwatch.org)
It has been impossible to find an actual list of the 40 points referred to in various media reports. However, there are many references to the smart regulations in the various urls presented in this Part 2..
7. The Report of Ministers to the Leaders -SPP- North America June 2005
This is an important url to read.: http://www.fac-aec.gc.ca/SPP-report.PDF
It is signed by three ministers from each of Canada USA and Mexico. For Canada they are : Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness; David Emerson, Minister of Industry; and Pierre Pettigrew, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
They begin their report by saying that the leaders on March 23, 2005 asked their Ministers to create an architecture to enhance the security of North America and this report is a response to that request.
Read this and you will be left with no doubt that these Ministers and the Leaders are complying in spades to the demands of the CCCE. They are in fact creating regime changes in all three countries with the corporation giving the orders. They are in fact dismantling the constitutional structures of the three countries.
The report of the CCCE referred to in number 4 of this part talks of the need for involving the other levels of government, provincial, state and municipal to fully effect the plan. Reference is made to meetings with these other levels of government. This fact has a profoundly serious implications: the other levels of government are complicit in the violation of the constitutional rights and entitlements of the citizens as the constitutional structures of the respective countries are being dismantled.
Canada has a very clear division of powers between the federal government and the provincial governments. The division is of watertight compartments.. Not one of the provinces is complaining about the restructuring of this relationship, the emasculation of their sovereign power, nor of unelected, unaccountable chief executive officers dictating what the provinces are to do.
The municipalities are creatures of the Provinces. Not one municipality is making any objection to the emasculation of their powers.
The constitution of Canada does not belong to the legislatures or to Parliament. It belongs to the citizens. So said our Supreme Court of Canada. These parliamentarians and legislators have no right to do what they are doing. But they are arrogant, and they do not care. Our system has become rotten to the core.
Our federal government is in process of reviewing our anti-terrorist legislation. It has not been easy to ascertain just where they are at in the process. The Canadian Action Party is taking steps to try to make presentation to that process.
The Canadian federal government has indicated it is bringing forward legislation imminently to allow security forces to spy on citizen use of the internet, on e mail , and on cell phones. It has been impossible for the Canadian Action Party to obtain the draft legislation.
The US government on October 13, 2005 published its order made in August 2005 which greatly increased the scope of legislation regarding the electronic monitoring of telecommunications providers. The order extends the legislation to cover broadband internet access services, including wireless and voice -over -IP (VolP) Internet Telephony services. Universities are required to comply. (See: http://www.lifeboatnews.com Mike Ingram 26 October 2005 "Order Broadens Surveillance of Internet Users"
Part 1- The North American Union
Part 2- Agreements, Arrangements, and Laws
Part 3- Effect of the Bad Laws, some history, and what to do
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