A sidebar, a blurb… don’t expect to see much more coverage of this meeting in the mainstream media until its decisions are a done deal. This site will, however, endeavour to ferret out as much as can be found in terms of backstory, context, and finally pronouncements at this continental summit. Let’s be clear – any treaty ought to be put to referendum, if indeed any treaties other than to declare war or peace are legitimate between states. Our elected representatives are elected to govern the country, not sell it out. This journal supposes that if the Canadian public is too stupid to protect its interests in a public referendum, that’s its own lookout – but at least the demands of electoral representation would have been served.
July 17, 2009
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet with the leaders of the United States and Mexico next month in Guadalajara.
White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs on Friday confirmed Harper, U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon will attend the North American Leaders Summit Aug. 9-10.
Issues on the agenda will include the economy, energy, the environment, swine flu and other “shared interests,” said Gibb.
The last “three amigos” summit, hosted by former U.S. president George W. Bush, took place in New Orleans in April 2008.
At that time, Harper praised the North American Free Trade Agreement but said he was concerned about increasingly tight controls along the border with the U.S. [Ed. Note: So much for those 'concerns' - if there was ever any reality to them, Peter Van Loan has since rolled over.]
In preparation for the August meeting, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa held trilateral talks Thursday in Washington. [Ed. Note: Yes, and...?]
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