Monday, October 5, 2009

Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America

Judicial Watch
October 5, 2009

On March 23, 2005, heads of government Vincente Fox, George W. Bush, and Paul Martin launched the North American partnership at a meeting in Waco, Texas, with the expressed goal of “a safer, more prosperous North America.”

President George W. Bush with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, left, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, right, on Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, during the North American Leaders' Summit held in Montebello, Canada. White House photo by Chris GreenbergProponents of the partnership claim its purpose is to increase security and prosperity for all three nations through enhanced cooperation. Critics maintain the partnership will sacrifice U.S. sovereignty by establishing a “North American Union,” with open borders and a common currency. Recently, President Bush stated that he found these fears "amusing."

Judicial Watch does not find it amusing and is calling for complete transparency and disclosure in the matter. On August 10, 2007, Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the Department of Commerce and Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez for denying Judicial Watch access to the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC) meetings and records. Judicial Watch’s lawsuit alleges that the NACC, a key component of the SPP, is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, a federal open meetings law. (Learn more about the litigation.)

Follow the links below to read the recently released documents and to learn more about the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.


LITIGATION

  • Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Commerce - Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Commerce and Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez for denying Judicial Watch access to the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC) meetings and records.

NEWS RELEASES

DOCUMENTS UNCOVERED

NEWS REPORTS, RELATED WEBSITES AND OTHER INFORMATION

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