September 26, 2006

Sept. 26, 2006: Global Governance?

Sometimes I find the most intriguing information

... if I read past the point where, maybe, I would have been expected to stop.

When I saw this, I found others making jests over it. Then I read further. Read the articles mentioned below it; then judge for yourself.

Deep Integration Planned at Secret Conference -- page 2 , Thierry64

He/she does mention that this story can be found in one place:

Here's the scandal that should be outraging Canadians across the country. On September 12-14, elite proponents of deep integration from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico met at a secret conference at the Banff Springs Hotel. Stockwell Day, Tom d'Aquino and other high-profile Canadians were there [including ANNE MCLELLAN]. But the Hotel doesn't want to talk about it. No major media reported on the conference--not The Globe and Mail, not the National Post, not the Toronto Star, no one [....]

"Our national media stays silent and so Canadians remain unaware that their own CCCE and most powerful politicians are pushing for integration with the U.S. and Mexico completely outside of the usual democratic process." [scroll down]

This is worth checking

The [Canadian] Centre for International Governance Innovation / Centre pour l'innovation dans la gouvernance internationale (CIGI) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, where it was founded in 2002. CIGI conducts research and advises on issues of international governance and multilateral reform. The Centre's audience includes government leaders, public officials, civil society, academic researchers, post-secondary students, opinion leaders in the print and electronic media and the interested public. Visit [see below].

N. American students trained for 'merger' -- 10 universities participate in 'model Parliament' in Mexico to simulate 'integration' of 3 nations , September 25, 2006 -- via Free Republic, Posted by SirLinksalot, On News/Activism 09/25/2006 9:11:14 AM PDT

WASHINGTON – In another example of the way the three nations of North America are being drawn into a federation, or "merger," students from 10 universities in the U.S., Mexico and Canada are participating annually in a simulated "model Parliament."

Under the sponsorship of the Canadian based North American Forum on Integration, students met in the Mexican Senate for five days in May in an event dubbed "Triumvirate," with organizers declaring "A North American Parliament is born."

A similar event took place in the Canadian Senate in 2005.
The intentions of organizers are clear.

"The creation of a North American parliament, such as the one being simulated by these young people, should be considered," explained Raymond Chretien, the president of the Triumvirate and the former Canadian ambassador to both Mexico and the U.S.

Participants discuss draft bills on trade corridors, immigration, provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement and produce a daily newspaper called "The TrilatHerald." [....]

Attendance list North American forum

The Cdn Centre for International Governance Innovation
I noticed these names in attendance:

[....] Mr. V. Peter Harder, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Paul J. Hill, Harvard Developments Inc.
General Rick Hillier, Chief of the Defence Staff
Mr. Pierre Marc Johnston, Heenan Blaikie [Liberal, I believe.]
Mr. James Kinnear, Pengrowth Corporation
Mr. Harold N. Kvisle, TransCanada Corporation
Hon. John P. Manley, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
Mr. Ron Mannix, Coril Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Ron Mathison, Matco Investments
Hon. Anne McLellan, Senior Counsel, Bennett Jones [ex-Deputy PM....]

There are other names of interest.

Was the guest list prepared before the Liberals lost the last election which would account for the attendance of Anne McLellan, John Manley, and a few other positions now filled by Conservative politicians? One of the group representatives which led me to think so and to look further is Dr. John English, The Canadian Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Information from

Intriguing: If you try to get to this with the address above, you may find ... zip, zilch, nada. However, try these two steps:


Scroll to Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and follow that link to

CIGI Building Ideas for Global Change (tm)

CIDA ‘s Canada Corps and CIGI partner

CIDA joins CIGI’s Innovation Network to promote public engagement in democratic development using IGLOO technology. CIGI is an international think tank founded to provide solutions to the world's most pressing governance challenges. CIGI strives to find and develop ideas for global change by studying, advising and networking with scholars, practitioners and governments on the character and desired reforms of multilateral governance.

CIDA/CIGI is part of the Igloo Network.

[Look it up:

The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) is an international institution with a distinguished membership of nearly a thousand scholars, teachers, practitioners and others active in the work and study of the United Nations System and other international organizations. This site pools together the tremendous resources within the ACUNS membership - creating a powerful exchange of ideas and research material on the United Nations System and other international organizations. [Would that include NGO's?]

Note: Global Governance Journal

A refereed journal, published in association with ACUNS, Lynne Rienner Publishers and the United Nations University. [....]

Featured Institutional Member

Université Paul Cézanne - Aix-Marseille III ]

I found myself sniffing the wind for what was going on. I came up with a big meeting planned for Mexico while the Liberals were still governing Canada, and then, the meeting was still on, but the players had changed, somewhat. Anne McLellan and cohort from the old Liberal government were still invited, but there were new people in the positions of, for example, Secutity Minister (Stockwell Day), who would be attending. Of course, there would be discussions of security (Mr. Alcock), but the Conservative government was to be represented.

One of the people mentioned on that site is ex-PM Joe Clark (Joe Who?, nine month wonder, who was last heard from telling Canadians to vote for the Liberals.) When I see Joe Clark's name, I develop a rash of Liberal / Red Tory spots. Note, also, Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations

All ACUNS members receive a subscription to Global Governance as part of their membership. .... [featuring items reminiscent of Paul Martin's last budget and platform] economic development; peace and security; human rights; and the preservation of the environment.

Global Governance

Global Governance: Table of Contents

CIGI › Research › Poverty Network -- IGLOO. An International Governance Network. search cigionline: ... IDRC/CIGI Young China Scholars Poverty Research Network ...

I smell a Strong wind out of the UN thug and authoritarian states gang ... but I must be wrong. After all, ex-Min. responsible for Canadian security, Anne McLellan, is associated with the government which, I'm guessing, brought us this and more.

Public service risks becoming irrelevant
think-tank: Public policy forum
, Kathryn May, CanWest News Service
Published: Monday, September 25, 2006

[....] The Public Policy Forum ... called "Canada's Public Service in the 21st Century" [....]

"The public service is isolated and more isolated than it used to be and minority governments add to the problem because they have to stay in Ottawa," said Jodi White, president of the Public Policy Forum. "But with the workload and velocity of issues we have to try and break down the isolation and bring in people from the outside so both can learn from each other."

The two-year project, which will be led by former deputy minister Ian Green, [....]

It kicks off with a study into leadership, probing the differences between the skills of public and private sector executives. The first event will be a lecture, named after former Privy Council Clerk Gordon Osbaldeston. Former Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci will deliver the first lecture in Ottawa on Nov. 15.

Another appointee, Justice Iacobucci, who, once appointed, then has the credibility of the position. Do you get the sense that the Liberals have appointed a fifth column always there to push the leftist ideas and to keep the pot stirring? Or am I being unduly unfair?

Comment from the intelligence community on the routine betrayal of our country -- These biases are carefully concealed in intelligence publications, but they show up in discussion databases. Perhaps the most telling way to gauge the bias is by what reports are not written i.e. which subjects are taboo to address., Monday, September 25, 2006 9:25 PM


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