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Commerce chief pushes for ‘North American integration’
Communiqué shows SPP far more than just ‘dialogue’ with Canada, Mexico
By Jerome R. Corsi
World Net Daily
March 24, 2007
Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez
While the Bush administration insists the controversial Security and Prosperity Partnership is just a dialogue with Canada and Mexico, a State Department cable released to WND shows Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez pressing to implement major trilateral initiatives to help “capture the vision of North American integration.” The cable was among some 150 pages of State Department SPP documents recently released to WND under a Freedom of Information Act request.
Howard Phillips, who has formed a coalition to block development of a “North American Union” and formation of NAFTA superhighways, told WND the document “makes clear that the agenda of SPP is to pursue major economic integration that redefines U.S. businesses into a ‘North American’ definition.”
"By leading with economics, SPP is crafting a North American regulatory structure that transforms U.S. regulations by 'harmonizing' them with Mexican and Canadian regulations, all without specific congressional approval," said Phillips, chairman of the Conservative Caucus.