By Jack Etkin, Pacific Free Press, Feb. 6 2011
The agreeement signed in Washington on Friday February 4 will put a new border – A Security Perimeter – AROUND Canada and the United States. And it will begin the work of REMOVING the border between us in order to give Big Business more control of Canada’s resources and people.
This is being done without the involvement of our Parliament, or the people of Canada or the United States. It is an undemocratic betrayal of all of us.
The Corporations behind this deal own the politicians who signed it, and the media that are telling us ‘how good it is’.
‘This is the kind of government action that we in the business community have been seeking for years’.
Statement from The Canadian Council of Chief Executives; Feb. 4, 2011
The CCCE is the secretive umbrella group that represents Corporate Canada. The CCCE is the banks, big oil, the drug companies and manufacturers and retailers and all the rest; the people and corporations who own our country. Many believe they ARE the government of Canada. They are the ones behind this deal.
Also in the Border Deal: A new ‘Council’ will ‘harmonize’ regulations between Canada and the United States (google: Regulatory Cooperation Council):
The Corporations want ONE SET of business-friendly rules for Canada and the United States, they want control of the rules and regulations that govern us, and that is what this deal is largely about.
Where is the Corporate Media? Where is the CBC? All silent – under Corporate orders.
Where are the Unions? The Environmental Groups? The Council of Canadians? The Social Groups. The other Political Parties? We are allowed to hear nothing from them either.
This powerful new agreement will further undermine our democracy, it is all about Corporate Power and Wealth.
Here in Victoria BC, our main Corporate radio station, CFAX, tells us the new border deal will be good for security and trade and nothing to worry about. That is just Corporate Propaganda, but only that one message is put out.
The border deal will ‘protect us’ from terror. That’s how it’s being ‘sold’, but in fact we are getting in bed with the number one terrorist nation in the world today, the United States of America; a nation that is also bankrupt and may be nearing social upheaval. Even worse, this deal gives more power to Corporations which have neither heart nor soul and who will happily see us ruined if it means increased Profit for them; we know this because it is what they do everywhere in the world. Why is Stephen Harper signing us into secret deals with these lunatics?
The new agreement will make it easier to cross the border. This is the other selling point for the deal, but of course the ‘tightening’ of the Canada/US border was done to give us ‘a problem’ that they are now going to solve with a new border around us – which was the Corporate Plan all along.
These are the kinds of games these lunatics play. Do we Canadians want to be part of that? And does anyone care WHAT we want?
What can we do?
1. Contact your local Corporate Media and demand coverage of this story – but remember that the person you are talking to is not to blame; the owners are to blame.
2. Contact your local politician and find out what they are doing about this.
3. Inform yourself, and inform your friends and family.
4. Support democracy and free media whereever you find them.
Stop this Border Deal!