Jul 182017
2017-07-18   NAFTA   Mulroney "most connected to" Stephen Allen Schwarzman, Co-founder, Chair & CEO of Blackstone Group, compensation $47,000,000.

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=65024&privcapId=671980 blackstone group lp/the (BX:New York) Executive Profile* Stephen Allen Schwarzman Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,The Blackstone Group L.P. Age Total Calculated Compensation This person is connected to 505 board members in 10 different organizations across 6 different industries. See Board Relationships 70 $46,968,924 As of Fiscal Year 2016 Background* Mr. Stephen Allen Schwarzman, […]

Jul 172017

http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKBN187235-OCATP   by David Ljunggren   OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s senior negotiator at talks to renew NAFTA will be the official who worked for years to push through a major free trade deal with Europe, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.   Steve Verheul faces another challenge as he deals with the […]

Jun 262017

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/mulroneys-advice-to-trudeau-on-nafta-head-down-and-mouth-shut/article35332763/   Americans should fear Canada’s economic clout but until formal free-trade negotiations begin, “we keep our heads down and our mouths shut,” says former prime minister Brian Mulroney.   Mr. Mulroney, whose Progressive Conservative government signed the original Canada-U.S. free-trade deal in 1988, said the Trudeau government is well-placed to renegotiate the North American […]

Jun 262017

Banksters: Index   NOTE:   Donald Trump signed an executive order on January 23, 2017,  taking the U.S. out of the TPP trade deal.  Canada was a signatory to the TPP.   It was celebrated – – the TPP is dead!   HOWEVER, See  2017-05-21  RE: NAFTA re-negotiation. Where does the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) stand?   IMPORT CLAUSES […]

Jun 262017

Banksters: Index I think we all “get it”: Infrastructure spending ($188 billion, the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB), privatization of public assets) The trade deals, most imminent the NAFTA re-negotiation are part of the same parcel. (REF:  2016-07-08  Democracy overtaken by Corporatocracy = coup d’état.  Citizens fight to regain democracy = Revolution (insurgency).  Corporatocracy fights to hold […]

Jun 262017

Banksters: Index The Trade deals and Infrastructure spending are intertwined. RE  the TPP: Excerpts from Wikipedia, in chronological order,  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Pacific_Partnership  5 October 2015   Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper indicated he expected “signatures on the finalized text and deal early in the new year, and ratification over the next two years.”[62] 4 February 2016  The finalized proposal […]

Jun 262017

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/21/canada-other-countries-will-move-forward-on-new-trans-pacific-partnership-after-us-withdrawal Maija Kappler, THE CANADIAN PRESS   Canada and 10 other countries agreed this weekend to re-evaluate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the controversial trade deal that has been assumed dead since the U.S. pulled out in January.   However a Canadian group opposed to the TPP says the deal should not be revived.   Trade officials […]

Jun 262017

Banksters: Index RE   Re-negotiation of NAFTA (1994, Jan.1), triggered by the Trump Administration on May 17th, 2017: 90 day Notice, required under American law for the Administration’s negotiation of a trade deal, was given by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to Congress, May 17, 2017. Re-negotiation between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada cannot begin until at minimum, 90 days […]

Jun 102017

Banksters: Index Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was interviewed on CBC Radio, The House (June 10).   http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thehouse   (The interview starts at 3:05, ends at 16:30) Host Chris Hall asked some hard questions of Freeland re use of “hard power” in foreign policy. BUT re NAFTA, Nothing re ISDS (Investor-State Dispute Settlement) –  also referred to as […]

Jun 022017

One tries to keep Beyond Banksters  and the $180,000,000,000 in Infrastructure spending simple. A problem:  I’ve helped fight down two large infrastructure projects for water.  I am committed to the value of information.  Of what value is relevant information, if it’s not shared?! Jake (from the U.S.) observed: Big Pharma and Big Agriculture have taken control of most […]