The Harper Conservatives are planning major changes of the way Canada deals with American security concerns. They're discussing even more concessions to our sovereignty and bringing us even deeper into American* control of our laws, our economy and our world image. And get this; it will be NOT BE DEBATED IN PARLIAMENT and the deadline for submissions of opinion is TOMORROW! (June 3rd)
*Please understand, I don't hate the United States of America per se. It's a great land and its citizens are fine people for the most part; I count some of them as friends. But if I wanted to be an American, I'd emigrate, not try to Americanize my own country! This is what the current administration -- the Conservative Party -- in Canada is doing, just as the Progressive Conservatives did before them under "Lyin' Brian" Mulroney with the North American Free Trade Agreement, (NAFTA), which a Royal Bank of Canada spokesman once called "the most disastrously one-sided free trade deal in the history of free trade deals." (And RBC is not a hot-bed of patriotic radicalism.) Now the current Tories want to harmonize Canada's Internet surveillance, law enforcement, even our boarder patrol with America's, just to get them to re-open the boarder. It's much too big a sacrifice!