Meet the Powerful Business Members of the North American Competitiveness Council

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  1. poncho

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    The North American Competitiveness Council, part of the Security and Prosperity Partnership, was established by the American, Canadian and Mexican governments at the June 2006 trilateral meeting in Cancun, Mexico. Comprised of 30 senior private sector representatives, 10 from each country (though there are 13 U.S. members), the council is mandated to provide governments with recommendations on issues including border regulation and competitiveness in the automotive, transportation, manufacturing and services sectors. The council is expected to meet annually with security and prosperity ministers and will engage with senior government officials on an ongoing basis. They last met in February 2007 in Ottawa and are expected to meet again in Canada in August. The following is a brief list of the council members.

    Meet The Members Here.

    Any of them sound familiar?

    They should most of them also "advise" La Raza and Mecha.
     
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    So What? Is this supposed to scare us?
     
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    What's wrong with a group of businessmen working together. Isn't that part of a capitalist economy?

    Plus, if US business can help Mexican businesses develop a viable economy, that helps to get to the core problem causing the illegal immigration problems here in the US. The only way we will ever get a handle on that is to help Mexico lift itself up where it has a viable economy at home, capable of employing its own citizens.
     
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    With all the oil deposits & other natural resources Mexico has, why can't they get on their feet themselves ? Could it be years & years of corruption ? Hasn't tons of aid flowed into Mexico ?

    No, it HAS to fall on our shoulders, doesn't it ?
     
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    Yes, yes, yes and yes. It looks very much as though we'll be getting the bill for our own demise.
     
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    No. It's for informational purposes only.

    Here's more.

    Business group sets and gets its agenda

    Powerful council helping free-trade supporters win Round 3 of talks
    Apr 23, 2008 04:30 AM

    Linda Diebel

    National Affairs Writer

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper might have reminded the U.S. yesterday how much it depends on Canadian energy imports – and thus, on NAFTA – but he neglected to mention the onerous terms for Canada. Or that an even greater grab for northern energy continues apace, without public consultation.

    Rather, elaborate machinery set up to facilitate greater "harmonization" with U.S. policy hums along, its creators coming from the most powerful conglomerates in the United States and its successes independent of such trilateral leaders' meetings as this week's confab in New Orleans among Harper, U.S. President George W. Bush and Mexico's Felipe Calderon.


    Full Story...
     
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    Bumperdoodle.
     

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