From the US Dept. of State website : Maxime Bernier :
"So we discussed what is important for our countries. And as you know, we want to ensure that North America is a secure and economically dynamic region.
This is important for us, but this is also important for our citizens."
Why, thank you for noticing, Maxi.
Condi did clear up any worries we might have had that the North American Competitiveness Council has the loudest and only non-gov voice at the SPP talks though :
"This SPP ... is work that bridges all of the important issues: security, trade, prosperity. It also has permitted the leaders to engage the public – the private sector and civil society through the North American Competitiveness Council."Yup - General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Wal-Mart, General Electric, Chevron, Ford, Canfor, Home Depot, Bell, CN, and PowerCorp - they got your back!
Cross-posted at Creekside