RCMP, U.S. Army block public forum on the Security and Prosperity Partnership

July 11, 2007

RCMP, U.S. Army block public forum on the Security and Prosperity Partnership

The Council of Canadians has been told it will not be allowed to rent a municipal community centre for a public forum it had planned to coincide with the next Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) summit in Montebello, Quebec on August 20 and 21.

The Municipality of Papineauville, which is about six kilometres from Montebello, has informed the Council of Canadians that the RCMP, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) and the U.S. Army will not allow the municipality to rent the Centre Communautaire de Papineauville for a public forum on Sunday August 19, on the eve of the so-called Security and Prosperity Partnership Leaders Summit.

“It is deplorable that we are being prevented from bringing together a panel of writers, academics and parliamentarians to share their concerns about the Security and Prosperity Partnership with Canadians,” said Brent Patterson, director of organizing with the Council of Canadians. “Meanwhile, six kilometres away, corporate leaders from the United States, Mexico and Canada will have unimpeded access to our political leaders.”

As well as being shut out of Papineauville, the Council of Canadians has been told that the RCMP and the SQ will be enforcing a 25-kilometre security perimeter around the Chateau Montebello, where Stephen Harper will meet with George W. Bush and Felipe Calderón on August 20 and 21. According to officials in Montebello, there will be checkpoints at Thurso and Hawkesbury, and vehicles carrying more than five people will be turned back.

Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest citizens’ organization, with members and chapters across the country. The organization works to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, safe food, public health care, and other issues of social and economic concern to Canadians.


For more information, contact:
Stuart Trew, media contact: Tel.: (613) 233-4487, ext. 228; Cell: (613) 292-2218; strew@canadians.org.

For more information about the Security and Prosperity Partnership, visit IntegrateThis.ca.

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Can someone explain me what

Can someone explain me what the f*** the U-S army is doing in my country?
The SQ i can understand but the U-S army?
And a 25 km security zone is really big for such an event. The G8 security zone in quebec city was way smaller then that, and their was more presidents at the event..

Apparently, president Bush feels that

the Royal Canadian Mounted Police wouldn't protect him in case there is an incident. He must feel the Royal Canadian Mounted Police aren't as corrupt as the US Army.

So he is bringing a bunch of his US Army, "Yes, Sir" henchmen, up to protect him. The US Army doesn't teach the meaning of the Oath that they take when they enlist which includes "To protect and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic."

Please forgive our sick president. He has illusions of grandeur and a fear of honest law officers.


US Army, get the f*ck out of Canada. The people do not want you here, period.


....Americans don't want them there either......

(So is Bush going to travel with his own military unit, over and above the Secret Service, from now on?)