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1. McKenna is on the Carlyle Canada Advisory Board.
The Carlyle Group is a mammoth private equity firm with more than $18.9 billion under management. One of its companies has been United Defense, a U.S. arms manufacturer that builds artillery, naval guns, missile launchers, and munitions bought by the U.S. Department of Defense. When President George W. Bush declared the "War on Terror" and increased military spending, the Carlyle Group profited. In 2002, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board invested US $60 million over five years in the Carlyle Venture Partners II fund. This fund's portfolio includes DHS Technologies, a military command post manufacturer, and ISR Solutions, the maker of homeland security products such as fingerprint scanners. The Carlyle Group maintained its interest in United Defense until 2004.
2. McKenna sees little threat to Canadian sovereignty.
In 2002, ...McKenna said, "the United States wants to create a continental defence structure. I'm not troubled by that concept. I personally don't believe that our sovereignty is at risk in participating in such an exercise."
3. McKenna supports freer trade with the U.S.
...Allan Gotlieb, the Canadian ambassador to the U.S at the time of the first free trade agreement, now sits with McKenna on the Carlyle Canada Advisory Board.
4. Is McKenna too close to the Bush family?
In 2002, McKenna organized a meeting between the Carlyle Group and Canadian business leaders. Former president George Bush Sr. (a Carlyle Group board member from 1998-2003) was the keynote speaker, golfed with McKenna, and stayed as a guest at McKenna's home. According to a recent news report, former prime minister Brian Mulroney, accompanied by Bush Sr., met with President Bush in the White House this January and told him that McKenna is a "reliable guy and you can count on him."
5. McKenna has more business than diplomatic experience.
...McKenna's experience with the U.S. seems limited to business dealings.
(The Council says): The Prime Minister must keep his word and allow the Foreign Affairs committee to review McKenna's candidacy.
Council of Canadians email.
Originally posted by CAPT PROTON
They claim the FTAA is an expansion of NAFTA in the style of the EU but deeper. Basically the Americas as a whole become an entire trading bloc, traditional borders disappear, and the economy of the bloc dictates migration.
Next thing you know, everyones speaking Francen-Spanglish.
Okay...so when, and how are we going to do something about it?
If Americans suddenly decided to sieze control of where those tax dollars were spent
Originally posted by Veebomb_Canada
Its sad to say but I really can't see any way that Americans will ever regain control of their country. ... I've said it before that I don't hate or dislike Americans but I really do feel that you are all doomed.
They can be stopped. They will be stopped. The war and the economy will destroy them. Let's keep the pressure on. Dissent has now gone mainstream, the populace now opposes the war. We are witnessing a phase shift in public opinion. Onward!
Leahy asked Ashcroft by what authority had he decided - on his own and without judicial review - to nullify the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. He asked for an explanation and some description of the procedural safeguards that Ashcroft would put in place. He asked Ashcroft to appear before the Judiciary committee and to respond in writing by November 13.
His answer came a little late.
On November 16, Patrick Leahy received an anthrax letter. And, as of this press time, Ashcroft has not responded in writing.