Green Party to Host SPP Counter-Summit

Event Date: 
20 August 2007 - 10:00am
The Green Party of Canada is organizing a cross-border Security and Prosperity Partnership "Counter Summit" in Ottawa on August 20th. Members of the US Green Party will attend the event to present the perspective from south of the border. Speakers will include Green Party leader Elizabeth May, Green Party International Trade critic Dr. Janet Eaton and Ralph Pentland, former Director of Water Planning and Management with Environment Canada. When: August 20th, 9 am - 3 pm Where: St. Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa.Room 203, Guigues Hall. Agenda:
Time Event


Elizabeth May-Introduction and Welcome from the GPC Leader


Dr. Justine McCabe- Greeting from GP US and Reading of GP US Resolution to support the GPC Counter Summit


Dr. Janet Eaton-Teach In/Questions and Comments. Background, Historical Context, Chronology of SPP Dimensions, Reasons Why We Oppose the SPP


Refreshment Break in the Foyer


Julia Willebrand-Emerging SPP Policy Perspectives in the GP US


Ralph Pentland-the SPP and Bulk Water Exports. Questions and Comments


Elizabeth May-The SPP: Political Realities and Alternatives based on Green Party Principles. Questions and Comments


Lunch. Sandwiches for Sale in the Foyer


Open Forum. Questions and Comments for all speakers. Strategic Cross Border Dialogue


Dr. Janet Eaton-Closing Remarks

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