U. S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
and Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay
share a lighter moment at yesterday’s
security and prosperity summit
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in Ottawa yesterday for security and prosperity meetings with eight other ministers from Canada, Mexico and the U. S. The ministers, which included Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day and Industry Minister Maxime Bernier, also received a broad 51- recommendation report from a panel of business leaders from all three countries that focused on enhancing energy security and production, harmonizing trade regulations and speeding goods and people across their borders in the post 9/ 11 environment.
As it presented its report, several members of the North American Competitiveness Council went to great lengths during a press conference to stress they were not trying to subvert the sovereignty of any country with its broad set of recommendations.“ We’re making business recommendations. We’re not making recommendations on government policy. This goes to your ministers and parliaments,” said Ron Kovais, a top executive with the leading U. S. defence contractor, Lockheed Martin.
Somehow the statements in bold (emphasis mine) don't give me a warm, fuzzy feeling. You? ? ? ?