** vivelecanada.ca: Timeline of North American Union **


Richard Moore

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Subject: Timeline of North American Union -to be completed by 2007
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 17:01:23 -0700

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Subject: Timeline of North American Union -to be completed by 2007

NOTE to Canadian Action Party members: This issue 
of the completion of the North American Union by 
2007  and its role in the destruction  of liberty 
and civil rights, the end of a social safety net, 
the reduction in  standard of living, the end of 
consumer protection will dominate our convention. 
Our convention takes place in Victoria, B.C. Sept 
8,9,10 at the Traveller's Inn , City Centre.

It is no point to lament " We told you so" and 
rail against all of our elected Members of 
Parliament and appointed Senators who have failed 
us absolutely over the years, who have lied to us 
and betrayed us. It is no point to rail against 
the unelected , unaccountable bureaucracy whose 
lavish salaries and pensions we pay who are 
implementing our bondage. It is no point to rail 
against the North American NGO's including 
unions, environmental groups  and citizen 
organisations who have participated over the 
years in the corporatization of North America, 
who acted in fact as GATEKEEPERS, who refused to 
call for the abrogation of NAFTA which is the 
foundation on which the North American Union 
rises: unelected, unaccountable 
,unrepresentative, undemocratic, 
unconstitutional, unpatriotic, unfree, Orwellian. 
The end goal and the implementation process of 
the North American Union is an expression of  the 
overweaning  wielding of power, influence and 
greed run amok! Their weapon is fear and 
oppression to cement their reign of the rich as 
they incrementally strip us of all our 
protections and rights. Like the bankers, who 
only exist and impoverish us because we let them, 
so do these globalists. Remember , their ultimate 
goal is "one world government" - a world  of 
impoverishment and enslavement of the majority of 
people- a world of rapacious greed and 
entitlement for the few. The mind and soul balk 
at such picture as reality.

It does not have to be this way. We shall explore 
our wells of inner instincts to consider what to 
do. There is no point worrying about pot holes 
when the whole road is washed out. Think on all 
this before you arrive at the convention.

I quote Mahatma Ghandi:"When I despair, I 
remember that all throughout history  the ways of 
truth and love have always won. There have been 
tyrants and murderers,and for a time they can 
seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. 
Think of it...always."

Connie Fogal , Leader

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The following is from Vive le Canada.ca's new 
Timeline of the Progress Towards a North American 
Union (NAU) .  It is a national and even 
continental issue.  It is mind-blowing  that 
there will be no Canada anymore as of 2007 if 
this goes ahead.

Many thanks to Susan Thompson!

Timeline of the Progress Toward a North American Union

Canadian, U.S., and Mexican elites, including 
CEOS and politicians, have a plan to create 
common North American policies and further 
integrate our economies. This plan goes by 
various names and euphemisms, such as "deep 
integration", "NAFTA-plus", "harmonization", the 
"Big Idea", the "Grand Bargain", and the "North 
American Security and Prosperity Initiative". 
Regardless of which name your prefer, the end 
goal of all of these plans is to create a new 
political and economic entity named the North 
American Union (NAU) that would supercede the 
existing countries. Theoretically, it would be 
similar to and competetive with the European 
Union (EU). The individual currencies of each 
country would be replaced by a common currency 
called the "Amero" and everything from 
environmental regulations to security would be 
brought in line with a common standard.

Vive le Canada.ca offers the following timeline 
as a resource to educate the general public about 
the progress of the three countries toward a new 
North American Union (NAU).

Vive le Canada.ca opposes the creation of the 
North American Union (NAU) because we believe it 
will mean the loss of Canadian sovereignty and 
democracy and hand over more power to giant, 
unelected corporations. We also believe that 
unlike the EU, the countries joining the NAU are 
not roughly equal in size and power and that this 
means the U.S. will most certainly be setting 
policy for all three countries. Considering the 
unpopularity of the Bush administration and its 
policies in the U.S., Canada, and around the 
world we believe that erasing the borders between 
our countries and adopting U.S. policies at this 
time is a bad idea and will create economic, 
political and military insecurity in this 
country. We hope that raising awareness about the 
plan to create a North American Union (NAU) will 
create opposition and encourage debate in all 
three countries, but especially in Canada.

Note: This timeline is a work in progress and 
will be updated as events progress. If you notice 
a correction that needs to be made or an event 
that should be included, please email 


November 13, 1979: While officially declaring his 
candidacy for U.S. President, Ronald Reagan 
proposes a "North American Agreement" which will 
produce "a North American continent in which the 
goods and people of the three countries will 
cross boundaries more freely."

January 1981: U.S. President Ronald Reagan 
proposes a North American common market.

September 4, 1984: Conservative Brian Mulroney is 
elected Prime Minister of Canada after opposing 
free trade during the campaign. September 25, 
1984: Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney 
meets President Reagan in Washington and promises 
closer relations with the US.

October 9, 1984: The US Congress adopts the Trade 
and Tariff Act, an omnibus trade act that notably 
extends the powers of the president to concede 
trade benefits and enter into bilateral free 
trade agreements. The Act would be passed on 
October 30, 1984.

1985: A Canadian Royal Commission on the economy 
chaired by former Liberal Minister of Finance 
Donald S. Macdonald issues a report to the 
Government of Canada recommending free trade with 
the United States. St. Patrick's Day, 1985: Prime 
Minister Brian Mulroney and President Ronald 
Reagan sing "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" 
together to cap off the "Shamrock Summit", a 
24-hour meeting in Quebec City that opened the 
door to future free trade talks between the 
countries. Commentator Eric Kierans observed that 
"The general impression you get, is that our 
prime minister invited his boss home for dinner." 
Canadian historian Jack Granatstein said that 
this "public display of sucking up to Reagan may 
have been the single most demeaning moment in the 
entire political history of Canada's relations 
with the United States."

September 26, 1985: Canadian Prime Minister Brian 
Mulroney announces that Canada will try to reach 
a free trade agreement with the US.

December 10, 1985: U.S. President Reagan 
officially informs Congress about his intention 
to negotiate a free trade agreement with Canada 
under the authority of trade promotion. Referred 
to as fast track, trade promotion authority is an 
accelerated legislative procedure which obliges 
the House of Representatives and the Senate to 
decide within 90 days whether or not to establish 
a trade trade unit. No amendments are permitted.

May 1986: Canadian and American negotiators begin 
to work out a free trade deal. The Canadian team 
is led by former deputy Minister of Finance Simon 
Reisman and the American side by Peter O. Murphy, 
the former deputy United States trade 
representative in Geneva.

October 3, 1987: The 20-chapter Canada-United 
States Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA or FTA) is 
finalized. U.S. trade representative Clayton 
Yeutter offers this observation: "We've signed a 
stunning new trade pact with Canada. The 
Canadians don't understand what they've signed. 
In twenty years, they will be sucked into the 
U.S. economy."

November 6, 1987: Signing of a framework agreement between the US and Mexico.

January 2, 1988: Prime Minister Mulroney and 
President Reagan officially sign the FTA.

January 1, 1989: The Canada US Free Trade 
Agreement (CUSFTA or FTA) goes into effect.

June 10, 1990: Presidents Bush (U.S.) and Salinas 
(Mexico) announce that they will begin 
discussions aimed at liberalizing trade between 
their countries.

August 21, 1990: Mexican President Salinas 
officially proposes to the US president the 
negotiation of a free trade agreement between 
Mexico and the US.

February 5, 1991: Negotiations between the US and 
Mexico aimed at liberalizing trade between the 
two countries officially become trilateral at the 
request of the Canadian government under Brian 

April 7 to 10, 1991: Cooperation agreements are 
signed between Mexico and Canada covering 
taxation, cultural production and exports.

May 24, 1991: The American Senate endorses the 
extension of fast track authority in order to 
facilitate the negotiation of free trade with 

June 12, 1991: Start of trade negotiations between Canada, the US and Mexico.

April 4, 1992 Signing in Mexico by Canada and 
Mexico of a protocol agreement on cooperation 
projects regarding labour.

August 12, 1992: Signing of an agreement in 
principle on NAFTA. September 17, 1992: Creation 
of a trilateral commission responsible for 
examining cooperation in the area of the 

October 7, 1992: Official signing of NAFTA by 
Michael Wilson of Canada (minister), American 
ambassador Carla Hills and Mexican secretary 
Jaime Serra Puche, in San Antonio (Texas).

December 17, 1992: Official signing of NAFTA by 
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, US 
president George Bush, and Mexican president 
Carlos Salinas de Gortari, subject to its final 
approval by the federal Parliaments of the three 

March 17 and 18, 1993: Start of tripartite 
discussions in Washington aimed at reaching 
subsidiary agreements covering labor and the 

September 14, 1993: Official signing of parallel 
agreements covering labor and the environment in 
the capitals of the three countries.

1993: The Liberal Party under Jean Chretien 
promises to renegotiate NAFTA in its campaign 
platform, titled "Creating Opportunity: the 
Liberal Plan for Canada" and also known as The 
Red Book.

December 1993: Newly elected Canadian Prime 
Minister Jean Chretien signs NAFTA without 
changes, breaking his promise to renegotiate 
NAFTA. U.S. President Bill Clinton signs NAFTA 
for the U.S.

January 1, 1994: NAFTA and the two agreements on 
labour and the environment go into effect, 
replacing CUSFTA.

November 16, 1994: Canada and Mexico sign a 
cooperation agreement regarding the peaceful use 
of nuclear energy.

December 1994: The Summit of the Americas is held 
in Miami. The three signatories of NAFTA 
officially invite Chile to become a contractual 
party of the agreement. The Free Trade Area of 
the Americas or FTAA is initiated. According to 
the offical FTAA website, "the Heads of State and 
Government of the 34 democracies in the region 
agreed to construct a Free Trade Area of the 
Americas, or FTAA, in which barriers to trade and 
investment will be progressively eliminated. They 
agreed to complete negotiations towards this 
agreement by the year 2005 and to achieve 
substantial progress toward building the FTAA by 
2000." See: FTAA

December 22, 1994: Mexican monetary authorities 
decide to let the Peso float. The US and Canada 
open a US$6 billion line of credit for Mexico. 
January 3, 1995: Mexican president Ernesto 
Zedillo presents an emergency plan.

January 1995: President Clinton announces an aid plan for Mexico.

February 9, 1995: Mickey Kantor, the US Foreign 
Trade representative, announces Washington's 
intention to include the provisions of NAFTA 
regarding labor and the environment in 
negotiations with Chile.

February 21, 1995: Signing in Washington of an 
agreement regarding the financial assistance 
given to Mexico. Mexico in turn promises to pay 
Mexican oil export revenue as a guarantee into an 
account at the Federal Reserve in New York.

February 28, 1995: Mexico announces the increase 
of its customs duties on a number of imports from 
countries with which it does not have a free 
trade agreement.

March 9, 1995: President Zedillo presents 
austerity measures. The plan envisages a 50% 
increase in value added taxes, a 10% reduction of 
government expenditure, a 35% increase in gas 
prices, a 20% increase in electricity prices and 
a 100% increase in transportation prices. The 
minimum wage is increased by 10%. The private 
sector can benefit from government assistance. 
The inter-bank rate that is reduced to 74% will 
be increased to 109% on March 15.

March 29, 1995: Statistical data on US foreign 
trade confirms the sharp increase in Mexican 
exports to the US.

April 10, 1995: The US dollar reaches its lowest 
level in history on the international market. It 
depreciated by 50% relative to the Japanese yen 
in only four years.

June 7, 1995: First meeting of the ministers of 
Foreign Trade of Canada (Roy MacLaren), the US 
(Mickey Kantor), Mexico (Herminio Blanco) and 
Chile (Eduardo Aninat) to start negotiations.

December 29, 1995: Chile and Canada commit to 
negotiate a bilateral free trade agreement.

June 3, 1996: Chile and Canada start negotiating 
the reciprocal opening of markets in Santiago.

November 18, 1996: Signing in Ottawa of the 
Canada-Chile free trade agreement by Jean 
Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada and Eduardo 
Frei, President of Chile. The agreement frees 80% 
of trade between the two countries. It is the 
first free trade agreement signed between Chile 
and a member of the G 7.

July 4, 1997: The Canada-Chile free trade 
agreement comes into effect. 1997: The US 
presidency proposes applying NAFTA parity to 
Caribbean countries.

April 17, 1998: Signing in Santiago, Chile of the 
free trade agreement between Chile and Mexico by 
President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León of 
Mexico, and President Eduardo Frei of Chile.

August 1, 1999: The Chile-Mexico free trade 
agreement comes into effect. September, 1999: The 
Canadian right-wing think tank the Fraser 
Institute publishes a paper by Herbert G. Grubel 
titled "The Case for the Amero: The Economics and 
Politics of a North American Monetary Union". In 
the paper Grubel argues that a common currency is 
not inevitable but it is desirable. See: The Case 
for the Amero

July 2, 2000: Vicente Fox Quesada of the National 
Action Party (PAN), is elected president of 
Mexico, thus ending the reign of the 
Revolutionary Institutional Party (RIP) that had 
held power for 71 years. Mr. Fox is sworn in on 1 
December 2000.

July 4, 2000: Mexican president Vicente Fox 
proposes a 20 to 30 year timeline for the 
creation of a common North American market. 
President Fox's "20/20 vision" as it is commonly 
called, includes the following: a customs union, 
a common external tariff, greater coordination of 
policies, common monetary policies, free flow of 
labor, and fiscal transfers for the development 
of poor Mexican regions. With the model of the 
European Fund in mind, President Fox suggests 
that US$10 to 30 billion be invested in NAFTA to 
support underdeveloped regions. The fund could be 
administered by an international financial 
institution such as the Inter-American 
Development Bank.

November 27, 2000: Trade negotiations resume 
between the US and Chile for Chile's possible 
entry into NAFTA.

2001: Robert Pastor's 2001 book "Toward a North 
American Community" is published. The book calls 
for the creation of a North American Union (NAU).

April 2001: Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien 
and US President George W. Bush sign the 
Declaration of Quebec City at the third Summit of 
the Americas: "This is a 'commitment to 
hemispheric integration". See: Declaration of 
Quebec City

September 11, 2001: A series of coordinated 
suicide terrorist attacks upon the United States, 
predominantly targeting civilians, are carried 
out on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Two planes 
(United Airlines Flight 175 and American Airlines 
Flight 11) crashed into the World Trade Center in 
New York City, one plane into each tower (One and 
Two). Both towers collapsed within two hours. The 
pilot of the third team crashed a plane into the 
Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia. 
Passengers and members of the flight crew on the 
fourth aircraft attempted to retake control of 
their plane from the hijackers; that plane 
crashed into a field near the town of Shanksville 
in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Excluding 
the 19 hijackers, a confirmed 2,973 people died 
and another 24 remain listed as missing as a 
result of these attacks. In response, the Bush 
administration launches the "war on terror" and 
becomes very concerned with security.

December 2001: New U.S. Ambassador to Canada Paul 
Cellucci publicly advocates "NAFTA-plus". See: 
The Emergence of a North American Community?

December 2001: U.S. Governor Tom Ridge and 
Canadian Deputy Prime Minister John Manley sign 
the Smart Border Declaration and Associated 
30-Point Action Plan to Enhance the Security of 
Our Shared Border While Facilitating the 
Legitimate Flow of People and Goods. The Action 
Plan has four pillars: the secure flow of people, 
the secure flow of goods, secure infrastructure, 
and information. It includes shared customs data, 
a safe third-country agreement, harmonized 
commercial processing, etc.

April 2002: The Canadian right-wing think tank 
the C.D. Howe Institute publishes the first paper 
in the "Border Papers" series, which they have 
described as "a project on Canada's choices 
regarding North American integration." The Border 
Papers were published with the financial backing 
of the Donner Canadian Foundation. Generally the 
border papers advocate deep integration between 
Canada and the U.S., and the first border paper 
"Shaping the Future of the North American 
Economic Space: A Framework for Action" by Wendy 
Dobson popularized the term "the Big Idea" as one 
euphemism for deep integration. To read the 
border papers, you can visit the C.D. Howe 
Institute website at www.cdhowe.org. Use the 
publication search form (1996 to current, PDF) 
and choose "border papers" from the "Serie 
contains" drop down menu.

September 9, 2002: President Bush and Prime 
Minister Chrétien meet to discuss progress on the 
Smart Border Action Plan and ask that they be 
updated regularly on the work being done to 
harmonize our common border. December 5, 2002: 
The text of the Safe Third Country Agreement is 
signed by officials of Canada and the United 
States as part of the Smart Border Action Plan. 
See the final text here: Final Text of the Safe 
Third Country Agreement Refugee support groups on 
both sides of the Canadian-U.S. border criticize 
the new agreement dealing with refugees for 
stipulating that refugees must seek asylum in 
whichever of the two countries they reach first. 
Critics say that preventing individuals who first 
set foot in the U.S. from making a claim in 
Canada will increase cases of human smuggling, 
and that other refugees will be forced to live 
without any kind of legal status in the U.S. See 
for example: 10 Reasons Why Safe Third Country is 
a Bad Deal

September 11, 2002: The National Post publishes 
an article by Alan Gotlieb, the chairman of the 
Donner Canadian Foundation and Canada's 
ambassador to the United States from 1981 to 
1989, titled "Why not a grand bargain with the 
U.S.?" In the article, Gotlieb asks "Rather than 
eschewing further integration with the United 
States, shouldn't we be building on NAFTA to 
create new rules, new tribunals, new institutions 
to secure our trade? Wouldn't this 'legal 
integration' be superior to ad hoc responses and 
largely ineffective lobbying to prevent harm from 
Congressional protectionist sorties? Wouldn't our 
economic security be enhanced by establishing a 
single North American competitive market without 
anti-dumping and countervail rules? Are there not 
elements of a grand bargain to be struck, 
combining North American economic, defence and 
security arrangements within a common perimeter?" 
See: Why not a grand bargain with the U.S.? 
December 6, 2002: The White House issues an 
update on the progress of the Smart Border Action 
Plan. See: U.S. Canada Smart Border 30 Point 
Action Plan Update

December, 2002: US Secretary Colin Powell signs 
an agreement between the United States and Canada 
to establish a new bi-national planning group at 
the North American Aerospace Defense Command 
(NORAD) headquarters in Colorado Springs. The new 
bi-national planning group is expected to release 
a report recommending how the militaries of U.S. 
and Canada can "work together more effectively to 
counter land-based and maritime threats." See: 
U.S. and Canada Sign Bi-National Agreement on 
Military Planning January 2003: The Canadian 
Council of Chief Executives headed by Tom 
D'Aquino (also a member of the trinational Task 
Force on the Future of North America) launches 
the North American Security and Prosperity 
Initiative (NASPI) in January 2003 in response to 
an alleged "need for a comprehensive North 
American strategy integrating economic and 
security issues". NASPI has five main elements, 
which include: Reinventing borders, Maximizing 
regulatory efficiencies, Negotiation of a 
comprehensive resource security pact, 
Reinvigorating the North American defence 
alliance, and Creating a new institutional 
framework. See: North American Security and 
Prosperity Initiative (PDF).

January 2004: NAFTA celebrates its tenth 
anniversary with controversy, as it is both 
praised and criticized.

January/February 2004: The Council on Foreign 
Relations publishes Robert Pastor's paper "North 
America's Second Decade", which advocates further 
North American integration. Read it at: North 
America's Second Decade April 2004: The Canadian 
Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) publishes a 
major discussion paper titled "New Frontiers: 
Building a 21st Century Canada-United States 
Partnership in North America". Some of the 
paper's 15 recommendations expand on the NASPI 
framework in areas such as tariff harmonization, 
rules of origin, trade remedies, energy strategy, 
core defence priorities and the need to 
strengthen Canada-United States institutions, 
including the North American Aerospace Defence 
Command (NORAD). Other recommendations focus on 
the process for developing and executing a 
comprehensive strategy, including the need for 
greater coordination across government 
departments, between federal and provincial 
governments and between the public and private 
sectors. See: Building a 21st Century 
Canada-United States Partnership in North America 
October 2004: The Canada-Mexico Partnership (CMP) 
is launched during the visit of President Vicente 
Fox to Ottawa. See: Canada-Mexico Partnership 

November 1, 2004: The Independent Task Force on 
the Future of North America is formed. The task 
force is a trilateral task force charged with 
developing a "roadmap" to promote North American 
security and advance the well-being of citizens 
of all three countries. The task force is chaired 
by former Liberal Deputy Prime Minister John 
Manley. It is sponsored by the Council on Foreign 
Relations (CFR) in association with the Canadian 
Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) and the 
Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales. 
December 29, 2004: The Safe Third Country 
Agreement comes into force. See: Safe Third 
Country Agreement Comes Into Force Today

March 2005: The Independent Task Force on the 
Future of North America releases "Creating a 
North American Community - Chairmen's Statement". 
Three former high-ranking government officials 
from Canada, Mexico, and the United States call 
for a North American economic and security 
community by 2010 to address shared security 
threats, challenges to competitiveness, and 
interest in broad-based development across the 
three countries. See: Creating a North American 
Community Chairmen's Statement

March 23, 2005: The leaders of Canada, the United 
States and Mexico sign the Security and 
Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America at 
the trilateral summit in Waco, Texas. Canada is 
signed on by Prime Minister Paul Martin. See: 

March 24, 2005: The 40 Point Smart Regulation 
Plan is launched as part of the SPP agreement. It 
is a far-reaching plan to introduce huge changes 
to Canada's regulatory system in order to 
eliminate some regulations and harmonize other 
regulations with the U.S. Reg Alcock, President 
of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible 
for the Canadian Wheat Board, launches the 
Government of Canada's implementation plan for 
Smart Regulation at a Newsmaker Breakfast at the 
National Press Club. For the original plan and 
updates see: Smart Regulation: Report on Actions 
and Plans

March 2005: Agreement to build the Texas NAFTA 
Superhighway: "A 'Comprehensive Development 
Agreement' [is] signed by the Texas Department of 
Transportation (TxDOT) to build the 'TTC-35 High 
Priority Corridor' parallel to Interstate 35. The 
contracting party involved a limited partnership 
formed between Cintra Concesiones de 
Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A., a 
publically listed company headquartered in Spain, 
owned by the Madrid-based Groupo Ferrovial, and a 
San Antonio-based construction company, Zachry 
Construction Corp." Texas Segment of NAFTA Super 
Highway Nears Construction, Jerome R. Corsi, June 
2006, www.Humaneventsonline.com The proposed 
NAFTA superhighway will be a 10 lane super 
highway four football fields wide that will 
travel through the heart of the U.S. along 
Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, 
Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth. 
Minn. The "Trans-Texas Corridor" or TTC will be 
the first leg of the NAFTA superhighway.

April 2005: U.S. Senate Bill 853 is introduced by 
Senator Richard G. Lugar (IN) and six cosponsors. 
"The North American Security Cooperative Act 
(NASCA) is touted as a bill to protect the 
American public from terrorists by creating the 
North American Union. The North American Union 
consists of three countries, U.S., Canada, and 
Mexico, with open borders, something that is 
proposed to be in effect by 2010. Thus, it would 
ensure the fulfillment of the Security and 
Prosperity Partnership of North America." NASCA 
Rips America, April 2005, www.Freemarketnews.com

May 2005: The Council on Foreign Relations Press 
publishes the report of the Independent Task 
Force on the Future of North America, titled 
"Building a North American Community" (task force 
report 53). See: Building a North American 

June 2005: A follow-up SPP meeting is held in Ottawa, Canada.

June 2005: A U.S. Senate Republican Policy 
Committee policy paper is released: "The CFR did 
not mention the Central America Free Trade 
Agreement (CAFTA), but it is obvious that it is 
part of the scheme. This was made clear by the 
Senate Republican Policy Committee policy paper 
released in June 2005. It argued that Congress 
should pass CAFTA . The Senate Republican policy 
paper argued that CAFTA 'will promote democratic 
governance.'But there is nothing democratic about 
CAFTA's many pages of grants of vague authority 
to foreign tribunals on which foreign judges can 
force us to change our domestic laws to be 'no 
more burdensome than necessary'on foreign trade." 
CFR's Plan to Integrate the U.S., Mexico and 
Canada, July 2005, www.Eagleforum.org

June 9, 2005: CNN's Lou Dobbs, reporting on Dr. 
Robert Pastor's congressional testimony as one of 
the six co-chairmen of the Council on Foreign 
Relations (CFR) Independent Task Force on North 
America, began his evening broadcast with this 
announcement: "Good evening, everybody. Tonight, 
an astonishing proposal to expand our borders to 
incorporate Mexico and Canada and simultaneously 
further diminish U.S. sovereignty. Have our 
political elites gone mad?"

July 2005: The Central American Free Trade 
Agreement (CAFTA) passes in the U.S. the House of 
Representatives by a 217-215 vote.

January 2006: Conservative Stephen Harper is 
elected Prime Minister of Canada with a minority 

March 31, 2006: At the Summit of the Americas in 
Cancun, Canada (under new Prime Minister Stephen 
Harper) along with the U.S. and Mexico release 
the Leaders' Joint Statement. The statement 
presents six action points to insure that the 
North American Union be in place by 2007. These 
action points include: 1) Establishment of a 
Trilateral Regulatory Cooperative Framework 2) 
Establishment of the North American 
Competitiveness Council (NACC) 3) Provision for 
North American Emergency Management 4) Provision 
for Avian and Human Pandemic Influenza Management 
5) Development of North American Energy Security 
6) Assure Smart, Secure Borders North American 
Borders. Read the full statement at: Leaders' 
Joint Statement

April 2006: A draft environmental impact 
statement on the proposed first leg of the "NAFTA 
superhighway", the "Trans-Texas Corridor" or TTC, 
is completed.

June 2006: Tom Tancredo, R-Colorado. demands 
superstate accounting from the Bush 
administration: "Responding to a 
Worldnetdaily.com report, Tom Tancredo is 
demanding the Bush administration fully disclose 
the activities of an office implementing a 
trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada that 
apparently could lead to a North American union, 
despite having no authorization from Congress." 
Tancredo Confronts 'Super-State' Effort, June 
2006, www.Worldnetdaily.com

June 15, 2006: U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. 
Gutierrez convened the first meeting of the North 
American Competitiveness Council (NACC), the 
advisory group organized by the Department of 
Commerce (DOC) under the auspices of the Security 
and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) and announced by 
the leaders of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico on 
March 31, 2006. July 2006:Public hearings on the 
proposed "NAFTA superhighway" begin in the U.S.

COMING IN 2007: Construction is set to begin on the "NAFTA superhighway".

COMING IN 2007: Another trilateral meeting, to be 
held in Canada. The six actions towards creating 
a North American Union (NAU) as set out in the 
Cancun Leaders' Statement will have been taken in 
part or in full. Regarding regulations, according 
to the statement: "We affirm our commitment to 
strengthen regulatory cooperation in [food 
safety] and other key sectors and to have our 
central regulatory agencies complete a trilateral 
regulatory cooperation framework by 2007."

Main Sources:

Vive le Canada.ca, FAQ, Sovereignty vs Deep Integration

North American Forum on Integration, NAFTA Timeline

Free Market News Network Corp, N. AM. UNION TIMELINE

Wikipedia, various entries, Wikipedia.org

Also, wherever possible links to the full text of 
various agreements have been provided.

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