Jack Etkin on Border Action Plan

Harper’s Border Action Plan: 

‘                                                             ONE BORDER’

TO BE PUT AROUND CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES

and the border between us is being removed …

Last week, in Washington D.C, Stephen Harper and Barack Obama announced the next step in the corporate takeover of North America.  This new agreement aims to put one ‘corporate-planned’ border around both Canada and the United States, while at the same time largely ‘removing’ the border between our two countries,  to create ‘something new’.    Negotiations between our governments, and the world’s biggest corporations, have been going on for the past 18 months or more  –  in complete secrecy.  On December 7th the ‘Joint Action Plan’ was publicly announced, with a massive propaganda barrage aimed at Canadians to convince us that this is a truly wonderful new deal for us all.

But it’s not!

REMEMBER:  THE CORPORATIONS WANT THE DEAL. THE CORPORATIONS  OWN THE MEDIA. THEIR MEDIA TELLS US THE DEAL IS GREAT

One part of this deal is to put one border around both Canada and the United States probably to give the corporations more control than they already have.

Canadian resources will become ‘North American’ resources.

Beginning in the summer of 2012, police forces from both countries will begin to operate on ‘both sides’ of what used to be our border.

As of 2015, Canadian nursing graduates will have to pass an American exam in order to work in what used to be Canada.  At the same time, our governments are being completely removed from the governing ‘process’, because  with two countries inside one border, but with only ‘one set of rules’, who will be making those rules?

Luckily,

a new ‘corporate authority’ The Regulatory Cooperation Council has been set up to do just that…

ANOTHER PART OF THIS PLAN IS TO WEAKEN AND GET RID OF ALL OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT PROTECT US FROM THE CORPORATIONS AND ALLOW PEOPLE TO HAVE SOME CHOICES.

Pesticide rules in Canada have recently been watered down to the more corporate-friendly US rules; so we Canadians now have more pesticides in our foods.  Similarly, every safety standard and health standard and environmental standard that they can get their hands on is going to be destroyed under this new agreement.

Several Canadian provinces, led by BC and Alberta, are already involved in secret agreements that give businesses the legal right to demand – on a wide variety of issues – that the lowest standard in any participating province will be applied to them, even if the province they are in has higher standards.  The corporations want one low level of standards right across Canada and the United States, and this is happening with the full support of very corrupt politicians and a totally corrupt media.  Neither Canadians nor Americans are even told about all of this, instead we are just betrayed.

To see the Harper Government’s point of view,   www.borderactionplan.gc.ca    Please click on the ‘Regulatory Cooperation Council’.  This is the corporate group that has been set up to bring in lower standards.

For the corporate point of view on all of this, Google:    CCCE The Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) represents 150 of the largest corporations in Canada.  Many people think the CCCE is the real government of Canada, and their website will tell you what a wonderful new border plan this is.  Virtually every tv station, radio station, and newspaper in Canada is owned by a CCCE member, which is exactly how they control everything that we see, hear and read in their media.  The two parts of this new plan are:   The Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic Competiveness    and the Action Plan on Regulatory Cooperation Both parts of this plan seem to be evolving without any participation from the citizens of either country, or our governments.  Just Mr. Harper and Mr. Obama.  Our two corporate puppets.

  What can we do?

1.  Support independent media.

The corporate control of the media is one of their most powerful weapons, and a real enemy of our democracy.

2. Support democracy.

Right now the corporations have all the power.  More democracy will give us citizens a voice in what is going on, and that has to be a good thing.

If you want to know more about Jack Etkin, google “Face to Face with Jack Etkin” , and enjoy his work in conjunction with Steve Poole, both of whom are from Victoria BC.

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