Deep Integration Planned At Secret Conference Ignored By The Media

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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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