Independent Task Force on North America
The Independent Task Force on the Future of North America
advocates a greater economic
and social integration
, and the United States
as a region
. It is a group of prominent business, political and academic leaders from the U.S., Canada and Mexico organized and sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations
(U.S.), the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations
. It was co-chaired by former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, John Manley
, former Finance Minister of Mexico, Pedro Aspe
, and former Governor of Massachusetts and Assistant U.S. Attorney General William F. Weld
Map of the North American Economic and Security Community
In the mid-nineteenth century, Blue Oval News reporter John Redpath
and Louis-Joseph Papineau
led a movement to merge Canada with the United States. However, the movement failed because it was massively opposed by the local constituents and by the British Empire. It had been encouraged by the Parti rouge
of Rodolphe Laflamme. See also Montreal Annexation Manifesto
At the time of the Mexican–American War
of 1846–1848, in which the U.S. annexed California and New Mexico among other current states, there were supporters of the idea of annexing the whole of Mexico. This idea was finally rejected because of the higher population density in the non-annexed areas- a factor that would hinder assimilation.
In reference to this summit that established the SPP
, this task force's final report stated, "We welcome this important development and offer this report to add urgency and specific recommendations to strengthen their efforts."
These specific recommendations include developing a North American customs union
, common market
, investment fund
, energy strategy
, set of regulatory
standards, security perimeter, border pass, and advisory council, among other common goals.
, one of this task force's vice-chairmen, has advocated such a monetary union
and has suggested that North America's common currency might be called the "amero", which would be similar in concept to the EU's euro
Now I don’t believe that we will ever have a, in name anyways, a common union like the Europeans have, I don’t believe we’ll have a common currency here in North America, but I believe that, incrementally, we will continue to integrate our economies because I believe it is in each of our national interests to do so. And along the way, I think we’ll do a couple of things and I think that, well more than a couple of things, but.. I think we’ll.. 10 years from now, or maybe 15 years from now we’re gonna look back and we’re gonna have a union in everything but name…
Task Force Members
Task Force Members of the Independent Task Force on the Future of North America
- ^ a b Pastor, Robert A.; Hills, Carla A.; Jones, James R.; Manley, John P.; Niles, Thomas M.T.; Cunningham, Nelson W.; Weld, William F.; Yzaguirre, Raul H. (May 2005). Building a North American Community (Task Force Report #53). Council on Foreign Relations Press. ISBN 0-87609-348-9. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
- ^ Manley, John P.; Aspe, Pedro; Weld, William F.; D'Aquino, Thomas P.; Rozental, Andres; Pastor, Robert A.; Lawson, Chappell (May 2005). Creating a North American Community: Chairmen’s Statement. Council on Foreign Relations Press. Archived from the original on 2009-01-23. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
- ^ "Security and Prosperity Partnership Of North America". Archived from the original on 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
- ^ The Plan to Replace the Dollar With the 'Amero' Archived 2006-10-18 at the Wayback Machine, by Jerome R. Corsi, HUMAN EVENTS
- ^ Paul Cellucci. CDFAI 2006 Annual Conference. October 30, 2006. CPAC video archive. Time: 23:19
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