posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 09:21 PM
Passing on the Mantle of Deep North American
With the demise of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America and the restructuring of many of its key priorities under the banner
of the North American Leaders Summit, other trilateral initiatives are also passing on the mantle of deep continental integration.
The Fifth Annual North American Forum was held in Ottawa on October 4-6, 2009. In a news release the group describes itself as, “a community of
Canadian, Mexican and American thought leaders whose purpose is to advance a shared vision of North America, and to contribute to improved relations
among the three countries.” It goes on to say that, “They come together annually to explore linkages among the mutually reinforcing goals of
security, prosperity and enhanced quality of life.” Meetings are co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State, George Schultz, former Premier of
Alberta, Peter Lougheed, as well as former Mexican Finance Minister Pedro Aspe. The North American Forum has no business office and no business
address. It consists of the three co-chairs, along with their extensive network of contacts in government, business and the military, meeting
privately to champion North American integration. The news release also stated that, “This year’s meeting of the North American Forum focused on
the need for Canada, Mexico and the United States to work together in responding to the global economic crisis and promoting a quick return to strong
and sustainable growth. In addition, the Forum included special sessions on two critical issues: one on energy and the environment, and the other on
transnational crime, arms smuggling and drug trafficking.” The North American Forum has been described as a parallel structure to the SPP.
full article nauresistance.org...