PR for NAU ?
Date: Thursday, January 25 2007
Vancouver Sun Published a Column on the NAU...this is my response to it. The column being referred to is linked on the bottom.
Dear Editor Vancouver Sun
Barbara Yaffe raised some interesting concerns in her column Jan.23 in the Sun. First the headlines talk conspiracy theories, but then she goes on to show us that they are not theories but rather the plan for a North American Union is a fact. The only people still denying it are the mainstream media. You dedicated two pages to her point of view; I hope you will also offer the truth in this critical matter.
The meeting she refers to as ‘so called secret’ was so called, until Mel Hurtig and friends, provided the agenda to the press, then it was no longer a secret. Although she went out of her way to downplay the significance of this new integretation/Fortress America she did make one very critical error. She states, ‘The checks and balances are in the parliamentary system. The business types are making presentations to ministers at this point, not the other way around.’ If she did her homework she would know that the Security and Prosperity Agreements did not go through Parliament. These are trade deals which are being made by Corporate CEO’s. The Canadian Competitiveness Council is a group of Corporate elites, not our elected representatives. As far as I know we do not elect these people. They are not accountable to the people of Canada. They do not have the right to be making any deals which involve our resources, energy, military, or otherwise. As far as I know we claim to have a democracy in this country. Which system is Ms Yaffe promoting, corporate rule or democracy by and for the people?
The majority of Canadians do not know that a deal has been made to integrate or absorb Canada into a new American Fortress. CNN’s Lou Dobbs is about the only MSM that has even attempted to cover these facts.
Canadians have sacrificed too many lives fighting for freedom from oppression and dictators to be told that our sovereignty is being traded away by the business elite and that it’s no big deal! NAFTA gave power to the corporations to freely move between our countries. Since your paper has so delightfully played this up as a theory, it would be considered fair coverage to reveal some facts for your readers.
The "National Treatment" Clause
Most Canadians, probably 98 percent, have never heard of the "national treatment" clause which is the one that guarantees our demise as a nation state. When the FTA was signed, "national treatment" was a relatively new concept in international law that gave American investors equal rights in Canada as Canadian citizens.
NAFTA is worse than the FTA because Chapter 11, the disputes settlement clause, allows U.S. and Mexican investors the right to sue us if any of our governments, federal, provincial or municipal, passes or amends a law that affects their profits or future profits. www.canadianactionparty.ca
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State….” Joseph Goebbels (Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda).
“The day the FTA was signed on October 3, 1987, U.S. trade representative Clayton Yeutter, let slip this observation. "We've signed a stunning new trade pact with Canada. The Canadians don't understand what they've signed. In twenty years, they will be sucked into the U.S. economy.” Guess what? October 2007 will be twenty years later.
Columnists who attempt to discredit the truth do great harm to the ideal of due diligence in journalism. As for a PR strategy for the NAU, it appears they already have one. I look forward to you offering this information to Canadians so they can decide who has the theories and who has the facts.
Catherine Whelan Costen
Canadian Action Party President
CC: Mel Hurtig
Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians
Jack Layton, Leader NDP
Members of the Public
Reference to Sun Article: http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=2663b9fb-35e8-444f-bf28-102ec7805284
Catherine Whelan Costen
Canadian Action Party President & Communications Director
'We'd Rather Be Canadian'
“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein