Deep Integration Planned At Secret Conference Ignored By The Media

Posted on Tuesday, September 19 at 13:25 by sthompson
NORTH AMERICAN FORUM CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS (Internal Document, Not for Public Release) Report dated August 31, 2006 Forum Co-Chairs: Dr. Pedro Aspe Hon. Peter Lougheed Hon. George Shultz Canadian Participants Col. Peter Atkinson Special Advisor to Chief of Defence Staff Hon. Perrin Beatty Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Mr. Peter M. Boehm Assistant Deputy Minister, North America Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Mr. Thomas d’Aquino Canadian Council of Chief Executives Hon. Stockwell Day Minister of Public Safety, Government of Canada Dr. Wendy Dobson The Institute for International Business Mr. N. Murray Edwards Edco Financial Holdings Ltd. Mr. Ward Elcock Deputy Minister of National Defence Mr. Bill Elliott Associate Deputy Minister, Public Safety Dr. John English The Cdn Centre for International Governance Innovation Mr. Brian Felesky Felesky Flynn LLP Mr. Richard L. George Suncor Energy Inc. Dr. Roger Gibbins Canada West Foundation Rear Adm Roger Girouard Commander Joint Task Force Pacific, Cdn Forces Major Gen Daniel Gosselin Director General, International Security Policy Mr. James K. Gray Canada West Foundation Mr. Fred Green Canadian Pacific Railway Mr. V. Peter Harder Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Paul J. Hill Harvard Developments Inc. General Rick Hillier Chief of the Defence Staff Mr. Pierre Marc Johnston Heenan Blaikie Mr. James Kinnear Pengrowth Corporation Mr. Harold N. Kvisle TransCanada Corporation Hon. John P. Manley McCarthy Tetrault LLP Mr. Ron Mannix Coril Holdings Ltd. Mr. Ron Mathison Matco Investments Hon. Anne McLellan Senior Counsel, Bennett Jones Hon. Greg Melchin Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta Ms.Sharon Murphy Chevron Canada Ms. Sheila O’Brien President, Corporate Director, Belvedere Investments Hon. Gordon O’Connor Minister of Defense, Government of Canada Mr. Berel Rodal International Center on Nonviolent Conflict Mr. Gordon Smith Chairman, The International Development Research Centre American Participants Ms. Deborah Bolton Political Advisor to Commander, US Northcom Mr. Ron T. Covais, President, The Americas, Lockheed Martin Corporation Sec. Kenneth W. Dam Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American & Foreign Law and Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School Mr. Dan Fisk Senior Director, Western Hemisphere, National Security Council Sec. Ryan Henry Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Ms. Carla A. Hills Chairman & CEO, Hills & Co. Ms. Caryn Hollis DASD (Acting) Western Hemisphere Affairs Mr. Bill Irwin Manager - International Government Affairs; Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Corporation Mr. Robert G. James President, Enterprise Asset Management Inc. Admiral Tim Keating Commander, US Northern Command Mr. Floyd Kvamme Chair, President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology; Director, Centre for Global Security Res. Dr. Ronald F. Lehman II Director, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Mr. William W. McIlhenny Policy Planning Council for Western Hemisphere Affairs Dr. Peter McPherson President, National Association of State Universities & Land-Grant Colleges Ms. Doris Meissner Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute Dr. George Miller Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Mr. George Nethercutt Chairman, US Section of the Permanent Joint Board on Defense, US – Canada (Security) Mary Anastasia O’Grady Journalist for Wall Street Journal (Area Specialist) Dr. Robert A. Pastor Director, Center for North American Studies, American University, Washington, DC Dr. William Perry Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project Lt. Gen. Gene Renuart USAF Senior Military Assist. to Sec. Rumsfeld Mr. Eric Ruff Department of Defense Press Secretary Sec. Donald R. Rumsfeld Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense Dr. James Schlesinger Former Sec. Of Energy & Defense Mr. William Schneider President, International Planning Services Sec. Clay Sell Deputy Secretary of Energy, US Dept. of Energy Dr. Thomas A. Shannon Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere A Dr. David G. Victor Director, Program on Energy & Sustainable Development, Center for Environmental Science & Policy Maj. Gen. Mark A Volcheff Director, Plans, Policy & Strategy, NORAD-NORTHCOM Ms. Jane Wales President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Northern California Mr. R. James Woolsey Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton Mexican Participants: Emb Andrés Rozental (Mexican Coordinator) – Mexican Council on Foreign Relations Silvia Hernández Former Senator and Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on North America Mario Molina 1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Fernando Chico Pardo CEO, Promecap Juan Gallardo CEO, Grupo GEUSA Gerónimo Gutiérrez Deputy Foreign Minister for North America Luis de la Calle Consultant. Former Deputy Minister of Economy Agustín Barrios Gómez Solutions Abroad Vinicio Suro PEMEX Eduardo Medina Mora Secretary of Public Security Carlos Heredia State Government of Michoacán Jaime Zabludowsky Consultant. Former trade negotiator Manuel Arango CEO, Grupo Concord Jorge Santibañez President, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte Luis Rubio CIDAC Mónica Serrano El Colegio de México, Señor Fellow Oxford University Arturo Sarukhan Coordinator of Int’l Affairs, Campaign of Felipe Calderon Juan Camilo Mouriño General Coordinator of President Elect’s transition team Ernesto Cordero Coordinator for Public Policy Issues Ambassadors/Consul General: Mr. Carlos de Icaza, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States Mr. Gaëtan Lavertu Ambassador of Canada to Mexico Ms. Maria Teresa Garcia Segovia de Madero, Ambassador of Mexico to Canada Mr. Thomas Huffaker U.S. Consul General in Calgary (on DOD’s list) Mr. John Dickson Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy in Ottawa (representing Ambassador of US to Canada) Mr. Colin Robertson Minister & Head, Washington Advocacy Secretariat, (representing Ambassador of Canada to US) ------------------------------------------------ Draft Detailed September 1, 2006 Agenda Internal Document North American Forum Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Banff, Alberta September 12-14, 2006 Under the Joint Chairmanship of: The Hon. George Shultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State The Hon. Pedro Aspe, Former Finance Minister of Mexico The Hon. Peter Lougheed, Former Premier of Alberta Continental Prosperity in the New Security Environment Session I: Opening comments by Messrs. Aspe, Lougheed and Shultz Session II: A Vision for North America: Issues and Options Session III: Toward a North American Energy Strategy Session IV: Opportunities for Security Cooperation in North America (Parts I and II) Session V: Demographic and Social Dimensions of North American Integration Session VI: Border Infrastructure and Continental Prosperity Session VII: Roundtable Conversation with the Co-Chairs Draft September 1, 2006 Agenda North American Forum The Fairmont Banff Springs Banff, Alberta, Canada September 12-14, 2006 Under the Joint Chairmanship of: The Hon. George Shultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State The Hon. Pedro Aspe, Former Finance Minister of Mexico The Hon. Peter Lougheed, Former Premier of Alberta Continental Prosperity in the New Security Environment Tuesday, September 12th 3:00 to Advance Registration 4:30 pm Location: Heritage Hall 5:00 pm Registration Location: Oval Room 5:45 pm Opening and Welcoming Reception Location: Conservatory in the Cascade Ballroom 6:45 pm Dinner & Keynote Address Location: Cascade Ballroom 8:00 pm Keynote Address – “Energy and Environment: a vision for North America” Dr. Mario Molina, 1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Wednesday, September 13th 7:30 am Continental Breakfast & Registration Location: Alhambra Room 8:15 am Keynote Address - Hon. Greg Melchin, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta Q & A 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. 9:00 am SESSION I: OPENING COMMENTS BY MESSRS. SHULTZ, ASPE AND LOUGHEED Location: Alhambra Room SESSION II: A VISION FOR NORTH AMERICA: ISSUES & OPTIONS Location: Alhambra Room 9:30 am PANEL: Moderator: Dr. Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Panelists: Robert Pastor, Director, Center for North American Studies, American University Roger Gibbins, President & CEO, Canada West Foundation Andrés Rozental, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations 10:05 am ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION 10:45 am Break SESSION III: TOWARD A NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY STRATEGY Location: Alhambra Room 11:05 am REMARKS: Secretary Clay Sell, Deputy Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy 11:25 am PANEL: Moderator: N. Murray Edwards, Vice Chairman, Canadian Natural Resources Limited Panelists: Richard George, President & CEO, Suncor Energy Inc. David Victor, Director, Program on Energy & Sustainable Development, Center for Environmental Science & Policy Vinicio Suro, Planning & Evaluation Subdirector, PEMEX 12 noon ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION 12:45 pm Break 1:00 pm Lunch Location: Cascade Ballroom 1:30 pm Keynote Address: Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense SESSION IV: OPPORTUNITIES FOR SECURITY COOPERATION IN NORTH AMERICA - Military-to-military cooperation Location: Alhambra Room 2:30 pm PANEL: Moderator: William J. Perry, former US Secretary of Defense Panelists: Admiral Tim Keating, Commander NORAD/USNORTHCOM Major General Daniel Gosselin, Director General, International Security Policy Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Undersecretary for North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 3:05 pm ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION 4:00 pm Break SESSION IV: OPPORTUNITIES FOR SECURITY COOPERATION IN NORTH AMERICA CONTINUED Location: Alhambra Room 4:15 pm PANEL: Moderator: William Schneider, President, International Planning Services Panelists: Ward Elcock, Deputy Minister of National Defence Eduardo Medina-Mora, Secretary of Public Safety Ryan Henry, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy 4:50 pm ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION 5:45 pm Wrap-up of daytime sessions 6:30 pm Reception Location: Conservatory in the Cascade Ballroom 7:00 pm Dinner & Keynote Address Location: Cascade Ballroom 8:10 pm Keynote Address - The Hon. Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, Government of Canada Thursday, September 14th 7:00 am Breakfast Location: Alhambra Room 7:15 am Keynote Address - Floyd Kvamme, Chairman, President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology Q & A – 7:40 to 8:00 a.m. SESSION V: DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF NORTH AMERICAN INTEGRATION Location: Alhambra Room 8:00 am PANEL: Moderator: Andrés Rozental, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations Panelists : Dr. Wendy Dobson, the Institute for International Business Carlos Heredia, Chief International Affairs Advisor to the Governor of the State of Michoacán in Mexico Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute 8:35 am ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION 9:30 am Break SESSION VI: BORDER INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONTINENTAL PROSPERITY Location: Alhambra Room 9:45 am PANEL: Moderator: Hon. John P. Manley, McCarthy Tetrault LLP Panelists: Thomas d’Aquino, Canadian Council of Chief Executives Carla Hills, Chairman & CEO, Hills & Co. Luis de la Calle, Consultor 10:20 am ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION 11:00 am SESSION VII: ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATION WITH THE CO-CHAIRS Location: Alhambra Room Moderator: Jane Wales, President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Northern California Presenters: George Shultz, Co-Chair, North American Forum Peter Lougheed, Co-Chair, North American Forum Pedro Aspe, Co-Chair, North American Forum 12:00 pm Adjourn 12:30 pm Informal lunch Location: Alhambra Room [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on September 20, 2006]

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  1. Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:15 pm
    Finally! What gall they have though, 'not for release to the public'! No we shouldn't know that they are meeting in secret to plan our demise as three separate, sovereign independant nations!

    I am so thankful for vive and for Mel Hurtig!

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    If I stand for my country today...will my country be here to stand for me tomorrow?

  2. Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:32 pm
    Yup, these documents weren't supposed to be read by the likes of you and me and the general public, which is precisely why I am publishing them because you and me and all citizens especially should know who was there and what they talked about because this affects us. No one at the conference has ever asked the PUBLIC if they could keep this process secret and make integration happen completely outside any democratic forum (like say, our own government) so I don't respect their authority over me to make me remain silent.

    Since they are secret documents sent to me by Mel Hurtig, who got them from his sources, I asked him over the phone today if I could publish them and he said go for it. As long as it is OK with him I don't really care what the people at the conference think. Likely we are risking something by publishing these, but then to do anything to us the continentalists will have to admit the truth of the documents and they won't want to do that. It would actually be great to cause some controversy and outrage, and then maybe some actual reporting on this in the media, because if this is met with more silence then that will be the true failure. More likely though they will try to ignore or discount the info as StatCan did on the census.

    It would be great to get people in our respective parties to ask questions about this in public, and I hope enough people ask questions that this becomes a true national scandal.

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    Don't want to be an American idiot / One nation controlled by the media / Information age of hysteria / It's calling out to idiot America.--Green Day

  3. Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:37 pm
    The apathy among the citizens concerning this de facto annexation clearly demonstrates that our "democracy" has failed to educate its people on the important issues. Without informed voters it is impossible to have a valid election outcome. Without a valid election outcome a democracy becomes nothing more than a pseudo-democratic shill for rule by policy-making elites, which means we live in a plutocracy.

    It looks like the Canadian Action Party is the only clear voice in the wilderness in this country. The problem is that they are only a tiny voice in the wilderness, and, as the article points out, the elites' covert action to annex Canada is happening right now. I find this extremely disheartening, because one of the (less important but still very good) reasons I became a Canadian was that I wouldn't have to be an "American" anymore. Think about how mad I am now! The Harperites/Coniberals are traitors for allowing the NAU. It would be one thing if the U.S. was a moral country, but it is instead the biggest terrorist on the planet. It is unbelievable that most Canadians don't care about the NAU integration. I work in an office of about 45 people and have been warning them about Deep Integration for several years. Along with my concerns for social justice and environmental responsibility, I am seen as a "fringe" thinker. Only my exceptional job performance has kept me from being fired. That said, about a year ago my boss called me in and gave me some shit just for good measure. The upshot was that "I was upsetting some fellow workers." I am now banned from talking politics at work, even though my fellow workers consider themselves "leading edge professionals". When nobody wants to hear anything "controversial", it tells me that I am living in a corrupt culture that only likes comfort, not truth. Is this not a characteristic of a degenerate society?

    Another indication of the strength of the corporatists is the toppling of the Swedish government this week. From what I observed, the party just voted into power is dominated by neo-liberal economic philosophy. Yes, conservative forces are spreading everywhere, not just Canada. These elites believe that people around the world must be subjugated by their de facto "international union of transnational corporatist states" before the global financial tsunami that so many think is unavoidable hits everybody and the dystopia results in anarchy.



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    Michael

  4. Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:39 pm
    It makes me wonder, C#; the list is mostly Defense, Business and Politicos, except:<br />
    <br />
    Mr. Berel Rodal International Center on Nonviolent Conflict<br />
    Mario Molina 1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry <br />
    Mr. R. James Woolsey Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booz_Allen_Hamilton">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booz_Allen_Hamilton</a>)<br />
    Dr. Peter McPherson President, National Association of State Universities & Land-Grant Colleges<br />
    Mr. Ron T. Covais, President, The Americas, Lockheed Martin Corporation (WTF?? Presenting the census results, I presume?)<br />
    Mr. Fred Green Canadian Pacific Railway<br />
    <br />
    And the last one struck me:<br />
    <br />
    Mr. Berel Rodal International Center on Nonviolent Conflict<p>---<br>"I think it's important to always carry enough technology to restart civilization, should it be necessary." Mark Tilden<br />

  5. Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:34 am
    Another little get-together the press and public weren't invited to:<br />
    <br />
    Ministers zero in on meeting energy needs<br />
    (Quip)<br />
    The meetings were closed to the public and media, but were attended by scores of government officials and industry representatives.<br />
    <br />
    Full Story:<br />
    <a href="http://www.whitehorsestar.com/auth.php?r=44100">http://www.whitehorsestar.com/auth.php?r=44100</a><br />
    <p>---<br>These days, if you are not confused, you are not thinking clearly. Mrs. Irene Peters

  6. Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:06 am
    Note that Canada's one man disaster area, Gen Hillier was also present. The guy is so hot for donning a US uniform that he must have one ready in his wardrobe somewhere, parading before a mirror every night before he goes to sleep.

    So, Rickie, what is your definition of treason ?

    And where is our "Army guy" on this ?

    Ed Deak.

  7. Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:34 am
    <a href="http://rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/1391">This James Woolsey</a>? <p> Oh boy, are we in deep shit!

  8. Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:01 am
    And somehow we are to believe that the Softwood "agreement" wasn't agreed prior to Harper anouncing it was. I am also wondering if this meeting would be of interest to the public. The average Canadian will slirp their coffee's over the morning paper and at most shrug their shoulders and continue on to the sports section. It's not just apathy, it's the constant bombardment of their world being screwed again. No one expects to have the government(s)doing anything for their benefit and obviously can sleep with it. If sthompson could make more then those of us on VIVELECANADA more aware, how many will react? "Secret meetings held by three governments in Banff " don't make headlines anymore. People expect it and assume they will be briefed when it's over. When it is over, few will remember to ask.
    Members of this vast meeting are very well aware that if the media aren't aware of the discussions, the media has nothing to report. No one can protest if they too are unaware of what's being said. A very well planned party. This is not a meeting to see if the North American Union is feesable. It's a meeting to discuss the details of an already made plan. There is no turning back and doubtfully no head of state will stop the ball from rolling at this stage. No one person can. We will all be briefed eventualy.

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    Expect little from life and get more from it.

  9. Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:14 am
    The apathy among the citizens concerning this de facto annexation clearly demonstrates that our "democracy" has failed to educate its people on the important issues<<

    This is what the "new democracy" is about. Keep people uninterested. A pat and a cookie is all it costs for total control. Once the N "American" Union takes place, everyone will be told of all the benefits they will receive. It worked with NAFTA and even now we have voters in support of that deal. Wow! maybe they'll even knock off another 1% from the GST with this new union.

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    Expect little from life and get more from it.

  10. Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:12 pm
    In all my shock after reading this article I for got to say one more thing:

    Thank you Mel Hurtig! You Rock!

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    These days, if you are not confused, you are not thinking clearly. Mrs. Irene Peters

  11. by Rural
    Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:46 pm
    I agree that there is a lot of apathy ......... but I wonder how many citizens are realy aware of the extent of all this. I have emailed my usual TV news scource asking why this was not headline news. Perhaps we should start forwarding these type of articles to all the meda so that they have no excuse, or at least rattle their cage once in a while to ask why the coverage on this is so sparse. I would like to think that if more citizens know what is going on there would be more outcry ........ but perhaps Im dreaming!

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    When you are up to your ass in alligators it is difficult to remember that the initial objective was to drain the swamp

  12. by Wraun
    Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:07 pm
    <p>Ya I'm sure it's all connected, from softwood lumber right to 9/11. Although, the softwood lumber scam is probably just to show Canadians the Stephen has our best interest at heart, <i>(boy that was tough to write with a straight face)</i> </p><p> I agree with the above post that we should all be demanding that our newspapers and other local media run this story and of our local politicians (who are probably just as much in the dark as the average canadian) to raise the roof of the house but I think we should also start an email campaign - or a number of - to alert not only our friends and families but average americans as well. E-mail can be a very effective tool, especially the type urging the recipient to forward it to a few people in the address book.</p><p> I've seen the spp website and read their FAQ. All the Q's pertain to american sovereignty and all the A's alleviate your fears quite nicely by denying that there's anything going on. I found this <a href="http://www.augustreview.com/index.php?module=pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=4&pid=14">very interesting</a> A long read but worth the while for sure. </p><p>---<br>Dear Abby, Dear Abby my fountain pen leaks, my wife hollers at me and the kids are all freaks

  13. Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:16 pm
    Damn! I knew that name was familiar! Lotsa spooks on that list too! I wonder why all the intellegence people, and if they've discovered my real identity yet? They sure try hard enough.

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    "I think it's important to always carry enough technology to restart civilization, should it be necessary." Mark Tilden

  14. Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:36 pm
    I sent the article to the offices of BCNDP leader

    Carole James, Carole.James.MLA@leg.bc.ca

    also to NDP leader

    Jack Layton, Layton.J@parl.gc.ca

    asking, where the NDP is on these issues and why our elected reps are not shouting it from the rooftops?

    I would suggest that all concerned on this blog do the same, to wake them up to what these crooks are planning. Flood their offices with emails.

    Ed Deak, Big Lake, BC



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