Colin: Could you please comment on your view of the SPP initiative, and the viewpoint of the Conservative Party if that is shared with yourself.
North American Union / North American Integration / SPP
RE: February 23, 2007 Meeting in Ottawa of SPP signators.
Today, there is no Political Party in Canada that is willing to indicate review by our politicians is necessary prior to implementation. Does that mean that all of our Canadian elected politicians are corrupt and should be held liable for treason for not representing their constituents? That is a question that each of us have to present to our elected riding MPP. Remember that a survey taken here was overwhelming supportive of a distinct Canadian society.
If the answers are not appropriate, then review of alternative actions must be taken. Search within the riding the candidate or party that indicates Canadians come first prior to a select few. If a party or candidate is not available, then it is important to select one now. CANADA should not be lost to the interest of the elite nor politicians that betray their constituents.
From: Progressive Canadian Party
Our position on SPP is that we are in favour of security and Prosperity and very willing to discuss these at any point in Canada and with our partners. But often these terms are just "spin" which is used to describe another agenda. Our fear is that the current talks are nothing more than a way for us to get drawn deeper and deeper into the quagmire that U.S. foreign policy is following or that it will be used to further cave in to U.S. protectionist forces under the guise of "free trade".
Both of these constituencies have shown that they are very capable of wrapping their particular agendas in the latest "flag of convenience" -- security.
Our party has some real and concrete ideas about how to:
- get us out of Afghanistan with honour and turn that mission into a way toaid the Afghan people and build a stable peace
- to use our Commonwealth and Francophonie ties to provide some alternatives to our dependence on U.S. trade as our soul tie to prosperity.
- fund education and research & development into 21st century industries and areas of our future prosperity.
We can do this at the same time as helping to make some much needed infrastructure investments. We've proposed a Green Infrastructure for Cities program which would create a strong demand for local products.
These are not pipe dreams, they could be done.
I hope this answers your question thoroughly.