Activists already are preparing to protest the third summit meeting of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, a trilateral initiative between the U.S., Canada and Mexico seen by critics as a major step toward a North American Union, according to WND columnist Jerome Corsi, author of a new book on the subject, “The Late Great USA.”

The meeting, which has received almost no mention in the U.S. mainstream media, is scheduled for Aug. 20 and 21 in Montebello, Quebec, at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello resort.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is scheduled to host the Quebec summit, which will be attended by Mexican President Felipe Calderon and President Bush.

Harper said in a statement announcing the SPP summit, “We share a continent with the United States and Mexico, and our people, our economies and our security are closely interconnected.”

The first SPP summit was held in Waco, Texas, March 23, 2005. The second took place in was held in Cancun, Mexico, in March 2006.

Canadian groups that say they oppose the SPP agenda of North American “deep integration” are organizing to protest the meeting.

The Council of Canadians held a March 30-April 1 “teach in” titled “Integrate This! Challenging the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.” A brochure on the Council of Canadians website says SPP “is moving Canada quickly toward a continental resource pact, a North American security perimeter and harmonized military and security policies.”

The brochure argues SPP working groups “composed of bureaucrats and corporate leaders are quietly putting this ‘partnership’ into action, and to date only industry ‘stakeholders’ have been consulted.”

WND reported the Canadian Action Party flew the Canadian flag upside down during its 2006 convention as a sign of distress and resistance of any integration into a North American regional government.

WND also reported Canadian activists have protested “The North American Future 2025 Project” undertaken by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington-based think tank that plans to present its research results to the U.S. Congress and the Canadian Parliament before the end of the year.

Canadian activists have argued a major goal of the CSIS study is to identify Canadian oil and fresh water as continental “North American natural resources” which, under SPP, could be diverted to U.S. cities without fair compensation to Canada.

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