North American Union agenda is an attack against Canada's national self-determination
Canadian nationalist Walter Gordon's declaration that we have a right and "desire to run our own show" now resonates more than ever
Compiled by Anna Thomas
While the leadership of the Conservatives, Liberals, NDP, and Bloc are trying their best to pretend in the House of Commons that Canada's very national existence is not being negotiated away, CNN's Lou Dobbs has continued to expose the North American Union (NAU) agenda. It was former Finance Minister and great Canadian nationalist Walter Gordon that said during a Toronto Star Forum held on 17 March 1970, that "the U.S. is an aggressive neighbour, interfering in Canada's desire to left alone to run its own business.
The subject of that Forum was "The Americanization of Canada". Having been taken over by a clique of multinational Big Business interests, it would be unthinkable for TorStar executives to ever even consider holding a Forum like that again presently. These days the Toronto Star has become mostly "fluff" journalism, with apologetic right wing spin, (as presented in that newspaper's support for Canada adopting U.S. President Bush's Star Wars Missile Defence Systems, and other areas) designed to appease the anti-democratic continentalist agenda of these interests.
Walter Gordon had said in his opening remarks to the well-attended and watershedToronto Star Forum that, "Canada has no ambitions to acquire more territory, or to interfere with other nations or their governments. This a tradition to which the current Stephen Harper government has sought to undermine, by supporting the current U.S. Bush administration pro-war agenda in the Middle East.
Mr. Gordon then elaborated that Canadian nationalism as non-belligerent and progressive compared to other forms of nationalism, "boils down to the fact that we would like to be left alone, to organize and conduct our own affairs as we see fit." Mr. Gordon would likely be shocked at the complete capitulation of today's Liberal Party of Canada under Stephane Dion, in apparent collusion with the elites of other political parties in Parliament.
Mr. Gordon further had remarked that Canadians would have to be "foolish to place ourselves in the hands of the Americans, or anyone else for that matter -- especially when we do not have to."
"Canadians have been equally foolish for allowing so many enterprises to have been acquired -- mostly be enterprising Americans - over the last 25 years, " he had continued.
"To suggest that it makes no difference who actually owns, and therefore controls these enterprises, indicates a remarkable lack of knowledge of the way in which businesses operate, and the way human nature ticks, " he also had said.
Canada, he said "should announce a, "clear and positive policy to recover great control over the economy and then to apply it."
"I would like to see this done before the only alternative left, " which would be, "a widespread scheme of expropriation and nationalization of the kind advocated by the Radical Left," he has added.
Canadian Political History Backgrounder
Walter Lockhart Gordon, PC, CC, FCA, LL.D (January 27, 1906 - March 25, 1987) was a Canadian politician and businessman.
Born in Toronto, he was educated at Upper Canada College and the Royal Military College in Kingston. Upon graduation, he joined the family accounting firm of Clarkson, Gordon and Company.
In the 1962 federal election, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal. He was Minister of Finance from 1963 to 1965 and President of the Privy Council from 1967 to 1968 in the government of Prime Minister Lester Pearson. He was noted for his economic nationalism and his support for new social programs.
After leaving politics in 1968, he returned to business. He continued to argue for economic nationalist causes and in 1968, along with Peter C. Newman of the Toronto Star and economist Abraham Rotstein, founded the Committee for an Independent Canada (CIC).
Canadian historian Jack Granatstein argues in Yankee Go Home? that the CIC 'helped to create the atmosphere in which Pierre Elliot Trudeau's government established the Canada Development Corporation in 1971 to "buy back" Canada.'
Mr. Gordon became the Chancellor of York University.
According to Dr. Stephen Azzi, Walter Gordon is responsible for "New Nationalism" in Canada. This is the idea of supporting stronger ties with Britain to prevent Canada being absorbed by the United States.
In 1976, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.
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