Now that the Canadian Parliament is back in session, the rebirth of Bill C-6 looms large on the horizon, bringing with it a threat that belies its benign- sounding formal name, “The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act”. The bill, pushed hard by the government in its last session, but abandoned when Parliament was prorogued, is due to be reintroduced within weeks.
C-6’s language is a constitutional nightmare: within it are eight blatant violations, ranging from warrantless search and seizure to being guilty until proven innocent, in a complete diversion from due process of law, all based on the opinion of a Health Canada inspector, and adjudicated by the Health Minister. However, as dire the portents of these breaches of the Constitution are, they pale in comparison to the catastrophic effects of Sections 2 and 14, which make Canadians “subject to the dictates of foreign authorities”… authorities which are unnamed and undefined, but may include governments and associations. (Read trade groups, WTO, WHO, NAFTA, etc.)
What that means, in plain English, is that if a group to which Canada is signatory decides to adopt a standard which violates Canadian law, that standard must be adopted, regardless of existing law, because these groups are not social clubs, as the WTO says on its website:
“The WTO Agreement is a treaty – the international equivalent of a contract. It is self-evident that in an exercise of their sovereignty, and in pursuit of their own respective national interests, the Members of the WTO have made a bargain. In exchange for the benefits they expect to derive as Members of the WTO, they have agreed to exercise their sovereignty according to the commitments they have made in the WTO Agreement.”
Just one of those little things they failed to wave under our noses before signing us up for foreign control of our sovereign laws, a fait accompli that is only now becoming apparent.
What’s curious is that nobody seems to want to talk about it: it is the penultimate elephant in the living room. But the effect of these seemingly-beneficial agreements is, in fact, the foundation -- by stealth -- of global governance.
When Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke in Davos a while back, he spoke of “enlightened sovereignty”. His hearts-and-flowers definition of that term included phrases like “the rising tide must lift all boats, not just our own”, and “we have to govern our sovereignty according not only to what is good for us, but what’s good for everybody.” How humane of him.
What he fails to point out, however, is that in order to reach that objective, and define what is “good for everybody”, there must be an international platform to decide for all. Unless my eyes deceive me, that means a platform of global governance of national sovereignties forming, piecemeal, all over the place. And each nation has one vote at the table; one guy to represent the entire nation, against all the others. In the WTO, that’s one vote to 193. You, the elector, don’t get a vote, and what you think plays no part whatever in the decision the group makes.
Think I’m kidding?
“Enlightened sovereignty” is the harbinger of the global government we’ve all heard about, the “New World Order” described by Bush the First nearly 20 years ago, on September 11, 1991. Because first-world nations have gone treaty-crazy in the past century, we are all bound together by international contracts which create obligations upon us all, obligations which till now have not appeared onerous, but rather sat on the back burner, simmering.
Somebody just cranked the heat: the London Daily Mail reported recently that the European Union is arranging to take over the economic policy of Britain. This means that Britons will no longer have any say in their own economy, but will rather be “subject to the dictates of foreign authorities.”
Sound familiar? It ought to, because it’s exactly what is lurking in the language of Bill C-6.
It’s exactly the sort of enforcement one would expect from the language on the WTO website as quoted above, and it’s the same thing spoken of by Stephen Harper when he mentions “enlightened sovereignty”.
Connect those dots, and what you see is as plain as the nose on your face: it is the destruction of nations in favour of trade, benefitting multinational corporations who consult with and direct the actions of governments all over the world. It is fascism, which Italian dictator Benito Mussolini aptly named “corporatism”, because it is governance at the whim of big business, not by or for the people.
While we lay sleeping, we are losing our sovereign right to make our own laws. The “elites” of the world are accomplishing this by convincing us that in order to get along with each other, we needed these agreements, instead of our own honour, good will, and a firm handshake.
Unless the patriots of the world stand together and say no, prepare to say goodbye to your democracy: it was nice while it lasted.