President Obama will visit this week so it is a time for a new hope for some transparency. The secret integration of Canada's regulations with the US regulations, through the Security and Prosperity Partnership dilutes our sovereignty. The regulatory agreements reached during this process are made in secret and are not ratified or debated in parliament. It is time to have an end to the behind closed doors changes.
At the same time why not put some other outstanding issues on the table, such as, access to pubic owned fresh water being a right of citizenship, to ban bulk water exports and ensure public services like medicare and education remain in the pubic sector and out of the hands of foreign companies.