It's about "expanding border crossings and information-sharing programs on plant and animal safety," he says.
Referring to the NACC report following the February summit, he says, "If I give it to you to read at 11, I guarantee you'll be asleep by 11:10."
Here we go : Private-Sector Priorities for the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America(SPP)
See, right away, Tom - Private-Sector Priorities. We didn't vote for the guys who wrote this.
Mind if I have a quick look around CCCE while I'm here?
Well, Tom, what we wanted was a softwood lumber deal that was good for Canada, not for North American business.
Feb 21, 2006 From Bronze to Gold : Repair the Canada-US relationship :
"As our Council made clear in launching our North American Security and Prosperity Initiative in 2003, it is in Canada’s fundamental interest to pursue bilateral and trilateral agreements that will keep our border with the United States as open as possible, and this requires hard work on issues related to security as well as the meat and potatoes of economic linkages...
In this context, we would restate our view that it is in Canada’s interest to participate in the ballistic missile defence program."