We are the one nation on earth that actually could go it alone, although trade will help us be more prosperous, for sure.
Too much integration of economies and security will reduce our soveriegnty. At this time of so many nations around the world losing their soveriegnty to USA foreign policy , and even occupation, Canada would do well to maintain our distance.
And of course, things are being done behind closed doors and in secrecy, with both the public and the legistlators being ill informed as to the actual plans afoot.
We have never needed "shared policy" - NAFTA didn't turn out to be great for us - lets not go farther down that slippery slope.
These are dangerous times to get so close to the world's #1 terrorist, the #1 polluter and global warmer, and #1 in commission of crimes on foreign soils. Plus, America is a bully. Lets steer the world towards a better way by resisting the American way.
Here is an article outlining the Security and Prosperity Partnership:
[quote]Bush sneaking North American super-state without oversight?
Mexico, Canada partnership underway with no authorization from Congress[/quote]