Friday, July 27, 2007

Congress votes on SPP

For the first time on Tuesday, the US Congress voted 362 to 63 in favour of an amendment "prohibiting the use of funds to participate in a working group pursuant to the Security and Prosperity Partnership".

Apparently Congress would like to see something more closely resembling congressional oversight over at the US Department of Transport [Ed. : Think - a really really big road]
The previous day another amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, not yet voted on, stated "None of the funds in this act shall be made available for the Security and Prosperity Partnership."

Gosh, imagine that. Discussing it in the House and voting on it and everything.
When are we going to see something like that up here?
So far all we have is Peter MacKay saying,
"I don't think SPP should be viewed in a conspiratorial way."

Hey, me neither! I think something as important as trading away sovereignty over Canadian policy and resources ought to be done right out in the open.

Linda McQuaig : "Some might consider putting Canadian needs first to be the job of the prime minister. But apparently not Harper. And yet he'll be the one in charge of protecting our interests in Montebello next month when Bush pushes for an even deeper Canadian commitment to satisfying America's insatiable energy appetite."

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4 comments:

the rev. said...

Sort of frightening that we are relying on the US Congress to keep us from being absorbed.

West End Bound said...

he'll be the one in charge of protecting our interests in Montebello

Now there's a comforting thought . . . .

Alison said...

Rev: It's more frightening that we are mostly relying on the John Birch Society and Jerome Corsi to motivate the US Congress if you ask me.

Not true in this case though. The congresswoman who put forward this amendment was at Integrate This! last year and met with Peter Julian.
She sees this as an anti-globalization issue, not a racist one.

Gazetteer said...

And don't forget the Boss' old righthand man Patrick 'The King XenoBee' Buchanan.

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