She Speaks: Indigenous Women Speak Out Against Tar Sands

Posted by admin on Aug 28th, 2012

When: Friday September 21
Doors at 5:30 pm. Program ends at 8:30 pm

Where: Aboriginal Friendship Center
1607 East Hastings St (corner Commercial)
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

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Canada ‘selling’ its sovereignty under proposed border deal with U.S.: Report

Posted by admin on Sep 15th, 2011

By Amy Chung and Jordan Press, Postmedia News, 15 Sep. 2011

OTTAWA — The author of a report criticizing Canada’s anticipated trade and security agreement with the United States says Canada is “selling” its sovereignty with no guarantee of a reduction of red tape at the border for Canadian business. On Wednesday, Gar Pardy spoke about his report for the Rideau Institute called Shared Vision or Myopia: The Politics of Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness, offering a scathing rebuke of the proposed cross-border agreement with the U.S.

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Advancing U.S.-Canada Economic, Energy and Security Integration

Posted by admin on Aug 30th, 2011

by Dana Gabriel, Dissident Voice, 30 Aug. 2011

Much has been made about the secretive nature and lack of transparency surrounding efforts by the U.S. and Canada to create a North American security perimeter. With several high-level meetings in the last month, not to mention all the behind the scenes negotiations, it is expected that an action plan will be unveiled at some point in September. From a U.S. perspective, it is security which is driving the agenda, while on the Canadian side, facilitating trade and easing the flow of goods across the border is the focal point. Any deal reached will build off of past initiatives and be used to advance economic, energy and security integration between the two countries.

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Harper, Obama talk border security at G8

Posted by admin on May 26th, 2011

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press, May 26 2011

DEAUVILLE, FRANCE—Canada and the United States will have a plan in place by this summer on how to achieve the long-awaited perimeter security deal, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday. Harper met U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss the plan on the sidelines of broader G8 discussions this week in the seaside resort of Deauville, France.

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Big Business Pushing for a Single Unified North American Regulatory Regime

Posted by admin on May 18th, 2011

Global Research, May 18, 2011 by Dana Gabriel

It was surprising that bilateral relations with the U.S. did not play a more prominent role during the recent Canadian election considering that both countries are pursuing a trade and security agreement. In fact, the issue did not really surface until the dying days of the campaign. After winning a much coveted majority government, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are moving ahead quickly with perimeter security and regulatory harmonization negotiations. NAFTA and the defunct Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) both addressed issues such as regulatory cooperation. The goal of creating a single unified business-friendly regulatory regime for North America now continues on different fronts.

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North American Perimeter Security And The Militarization Of The Northern Border

Posted by admin on Apr 27th, 2011

By Dana Gabriel, Countercurrents, Apr. 27 2011

With the release of a U.S. Congressional report that found only a small fraction of the border with Canada was being adequately monitored, there is now more focus being placed on the northern border. As a result of increased scrutiny, there are efforts to militarize and expand surveillance on the Canada-U.S. border. The new found attention is also attributed to a proposed trade and security perimeter agreement between the two countries which promotes a shared approach to border management.

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Critics Call Secret U.S.-Canada Talks “End Run Around Democracy”

Posted by admin on Feb 28th, 2011

By Paul Weinberg, IPS, Feb. 28 2011

TORONTO – The just-announced Canada-U.S. security perimetre discussions are comprehensive and potentially wide-ranging and could impact Canadian sovereignty. However, the domestic opposition appears to have been caught off-guard. It is hard to fight a deal when Ottawa and Washington are offering few details, said Vancouver-based international lawyer, author and commentator Michael Byers in a recent interview with IPS. “The people who are opposed to this are left pointing at shadows rather than anything concrete,” he noted.

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The Integration of Canada and the USA: “The Security Perimeter” Derogates National Sovereignty

Posted by admin on Feb 6th, 2011

By Dana Gabriel, Global Research, Feb. 6, 2011

Canada and the U.S. have officially launched negotiations on a trade and security agreement which would take continental integration to the next level. A declaration issued by the leaders follows months of secret preliminary talks. The deal would work towards facilitating the movement of travel and trade across the northern border. This includes pursuing a perimeter approach to security in an effort to better address common threats. The agreement sets in motion an agenda with the aim of going beyond NAFTA and further expanding on the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), but in the context of a bilateral framework.

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New Harper/Obama Border Deal about Corporate Power – Not Security and Trade

Posted by admin on Feb 6th, 2011

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.

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Potential Canada-U.S. border deal bound to be controversial

Posted by admin on Dec 15th, 2010

John Ibbetson, Globe and Mail, Dec. 15, 2010

Any agreement that Stephen Harper and Barack Obama may sign next month to move Canada and the United States toward a continental security perimeter and a more transparent border will come with tremendous political risks. Sovereignty. Security. Terrorism. Prosperity. These are loaded words to be throwing around in a federal election that could be called in March.

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