posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 09:57 AM
2 points are important to keep in mind in relation to this meeting;
First, both Bush and Harper are going to be replaced. Bush [IMO] by Democrats and Harper by a growing scandal. These two represent the architects of
You'll note the growing resentment, both in America and Canada, toward NAFTA, which is the legal glue that keeps the idea afloat. Both Obama and
Clinton have made statements reflecting this resentment and it has become part of their election platform, mainly due to the problems the auto sector
is suffering from, but many other issues as well.
Here in Canada, a growing factor is the price of oil and gas products when it is obvious that the country has a wealth of it right here. People here
see the unfairness of being tied to international pricing through trade laws when we could be supplying our own needs at a much lower cost. This goes
for all sorts of issues... food, minerals, etc. Isolationism is a bad word in our minds, but when hard times come around, it's all fair game.
The meeting in NO is likely to be more of a goodbye than a concerted effort to push ahead... but one never knows when secrecy rules the day.