Harper: “Don’t Shoot, We Surrender”
Stephen Harper has surrendered Canadian sovereignty to the Americans.
What’s that? Where was all the fanfare and declarations about it?
That’s right … there were none.
A couple of weeks ago, the “Harper Government” has surrendered Canada’s sovereignty in the event of civil emergencies. In essence, Steve has bought himself a back-up plan for when Canadians get really pissed off and decide to get rid of ‘the Harper Government’. All he has to do is click a button and American troops (and likely a lot of Blackwater goons) come storming across the border to save his butt.
Feedback from the Council of Canadians sums it up nicely:
“It’s kind of a trend when it comes to issues of Canada-U.S. relations and contentious issues like military integration. We see that this government is reluctant to disclose information to Canadians that is readily available on American and Mexican websites,” said Stuart Trew, a researcher with the Council of Canadians.
Trew said there is potential for the agreement to militarize civilian responses to emergency incidents. He noted that work is also underway for the two nations to put in place a joint plan to protect common infrastructure such as roadways and oil pipelines.
“Are we going to see (U.S.) troops on our soil for minor potential threats to a pipeline or a road?” he asked.
Trew also noted the U.S. military does not allow its soldiers to operate under foreign command so there are questions about who controls American forces if they are requested for service in Canada. “We don’t know the answers because the government doesn’t want to even announce the plan,” he said.
Why is our government silent on this huge step in relations between the US and Mexico?
When Stephen Harper always talks tough about sovereignty against those pesky Ruskies way up north, why are American troops or mercenaries on Canadian soil not a concern?