Did Canada's NAFTA negotiation
team have a mole deep inside the system passing on secrets?
traitors exposed by the insider
example of this point is NAFTA. Most North Americans were sold a bill of goods
regarding the Free Trade Agreement that is now proving to be fraud, lies and deception
through and through. Thanks to the courage of one of the assistants in the free
trade negotiations, Shelley Ann Clark, we know today what the insiders actually
did to dupe all the Canadians, Americans, and Mexicans. On Saturday, January 15th
1994, Ms. Clark sat down for a taped interview with a number of researchers and,
for the first time, fully exposed the criminal activities she was involved in
with our negotiators and some of our politicians. The interview and conversation
were transcribed in first person, so in order to make for relatively easy reading
in this newsletter format, I have paraphrased and condensed most of the information.
For the full transcripts, please refer to the above-mentioned book. If you've
seen the movie, The Insider, with Al Pacino and Russell Crowe, about the expose
of the tobacco industry dirty secrets, you'll appreciate the courage that Shelley
Ann Clark showed by agreeing to sit down and tell the story she did.
Ann Clark was the main liaison officer between the Trade Negotiations office and
Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's Office and the Privy Council. Clark served as
the Executive Secretary to the third highest ranking Canadian negotiator, Monsieur
Germain Denis. According to Clark, however, M. Denis was in reality, the true
Boss of the negotiations. Only Denis had final approval of the Canadian positions
after directly contacting the prime minister.
to Clark, she had an opportunity to see and read a set of instructions laid down
for M. Denis, called The Implementation Scheme. These instructions laid down the
direction to give away control of Canada's natural resources, including our ENERGY,
WATER, MINERALS, and AGRICULTURE, as well as to harmonize Canada's social programs
with those of the U.S.A. It also included the plans for the Grand Canal water
diversion project at James Bay. I believe this is the most destructive part of
the entire agenda - using NAFTA to take away the rights to our own water in Canada.
suspicious computer system
Clark had two
secretaries working for her inputting top-secret negotiation material into a GEAC
system computer that was supposed to have incredibly sophisticated security built
into it. After all, the information on that computer was supposed to be Canada's
half of the trade negotiations. Having this information fall into the wrong hands
would have devastating consequences for Canada's future. On a Friday evening,
Clark received a telephone call demanding a print out of a particular document
that was on the computer. The caller said they would be boarding a flight in two
hours for the United States and it was urgent. Everyone who had access to the
computers directly required a password, which Clark did not have at the time.
In theory, no one was supposed to know anyone else's password, as this was top
security clearance only.
Clark was able to
get a hold of Peter Hines, the installer of the GEAC system, and ask him for help.
Thinking that Hines, of all people, would know what to do in such a case, Clark
wasn't prepared for what Hines told her.
tell a soul, Shelley Ann, but the only way that we can get into the computer system
at the Trade Negotiations Office is to contact the president of GEAC. He has the
"Are you telling
me the president of GEAC has access to all of our information within our computer
"That's right. He can access
(head negotiator) Simon Riesman's computer. He can access everyone's computer
on the seventeenth floor at 50 O'Connor."
president of GEAC was supposed to be in Toronto, but minutes later, Clark had
the documents she needed in her hands. So, this top secret trade deal that would
change the future of our countries forever and was so secret that secretaries
in the same office weren't to know each others password, was fully and completely
accessible by the president of the computer company that it was being stored in.
this be another Big Brother symptom? Were the negotiation's a foregone conclusion
anyway? Was this was simply a way to check behind the scenes to make sure the
players were all doing what their paymasters had instructed them to do? When other
evidence is laid out in this NAFTA series of newsletters, I believe you will come
to the conclusion that it was just that. Clark was so astonished and shocked that
she did something unexpected. She went to head of security, Guy Marcoux, and demanded
answers about the owners of GEAC. When she was ignored, Clark went to Deputy Chief
Negotiator, Gordon Ritchie. This time, an investigation took place. The result
of the investigation exposed the fact that GEAC was an American company.
a result of the investigation, three representatives of GEAC met with Clark for
two hours trying to convince her that there was nothing insecure about the system.
After the high pressure meeting and presentation was over, Clark faced them directly
and asked them all a simple question:
everything you have said, I want one of you to guarantee me that no one can be
across the street, in another city, or anywhere else, and have access to any of
the documents contained within this computer. Guarantee me this in writing and
I will be satisfied."
They, of course,
could do no such thing, because it was disproved by their president's actions
just days previously. As a result, the entire 1.2 million dollar computer system
that had been installed into the Canada USA Free Trade Office was removed.
stated that Simon Riesman and Gordon Ritchie seemed to applaud her efforts. She
sensed integrity within these two men. (Unfortunately, I'll have to break you
of that illusion later in this series.) However, her boss, Germain Denis, went
completely out of control with anger towards her.
screamed at her, "Who do you think you are - someone at your level certainly
doesn't handle such issues as this one - I won't have it!"
Denis gets promoted
A few weeks later,
Germain Denis had cooled down enough to speak with Shelley Ann Clark once again.
He even began to treat her with courtesy once more. Due to a leak in the news
media about the negotiating team having no Francophones on their team, Simon Riesman
appointed Germain Denis to a higher position starting in October 1986. M. Denis
was now in charge of the five major areas of interest to Canada. These were subsidies,
agriculture, tariffs, intellectual property (i.e. social programmes, copyrights,
pharmaceuticals, etc.) and government procurement. These were critical portfolios.
January 1987, the negotiating team went to Washington, D.C. for the first real
negotiating session. In between the now regular jaunts from Washington to Ottawa,
Denis arranged to meet with the provincial premiers privately in closed off dining
rooms. According to Clark, Denis especially focused on the premiers of Alberta,
Manitoba and Saskatchewan (notably, the main farming provinces. We'll learn why
Secret meetings begin
this unusual turn of events, things began to get very strange indeed. After a
particularly long day, Clark went home at ten o'clock and arrived home at ten-thirty
p.m. One hour later, she received a phone call. It was Denis telling her to meet
at the Trade Negotiation Office tonight. Denis requested that she meet him in
the garage and not to go into the building through the front door. He stated to
Clark that he would be waiting in the garage with a key to the elevator. This
request meant that security was being avoided. Anyone going in the front door
would have to pass through security, would have to sign in, would be video taped
all the way to their destination and all activities would be monitored. Clark
said that the way Denis arranged the meeting meant that no one observed them.
Denis uttered a veiled threat to her at this
time. "You must not, tonight, or at any time in the future, ever tell your
family where you are going. If you do, there will be a heavy price to pay."
Because of her Foreign Affairs background, he didn't have to repeat himself to
Clark. She got the picture. This time she was in too deep to escape without damage.
would now be called in at night, not being allowed to tell anyone where she was,
and would often be there until four in the morning. She now had to learn how to
operate a new computer system, an IBM clone unit that had been brought in to replace
the corrupted GEAC system. Without any way to tap into the knowledge pool, due
to the secrecy, Clark had to learn the system with great difficulty. Denis, who
had previously feigned computer illiteracy, suddenly become her private mentor
and managed to teach her everything secretly that she needed to know in order
to accomplish what he requested of her. This was another reason Clark began to
add to her distrust of Denis.
the NAFTA negotiation figures
job, in complete secrecy, was now to begin to alter figures and delete paragraphs
in a significant way from the working copies of the NAFTA negotiations.
would arrive in the usual back way at night, call up the document that they had
just negotiated in Washington, and begin to work on altering it. If, as an example,
it was 'Subsidies' that had been worked on, she would bring up that document,
and re-name it 'Provincial.' Denis would go through it step by step. If the negotiation
had been 30% or 40%, the figure would be brought down to the lowest possible figure
which was around 10%. This was because Denis wanted the maneuverability to move
them upwards. The provinces would have got rather suspicious if the figure had
remained the same through the entire negotiating process. An impression, at least,
of the negotiating process had to be given somewhere, because as Clark observed,
everything seemed to have been decided beforehand.
importantly, the paragraphs on energy would be methodically deleted. Confirmed
in the book, Faith and Fear by Professors Doern and Tomlin, is the fact that the
energy chapter was not thrown into the agreement until the last famous weekend
of October 3, 1987. However, the chapter was there all along - in the American
version of the Agreement and in the Canadian Federal version - but not in the
Provincial version. That's because Clark, on instructions from Denis, kept deleting
the energy chapter from the Provincial version!
premiers of all but two provinces did not realize that Canada was being given
away. Clark stated that there were private meetings especially between some premiers
and Germain Denis. These were specially the premiers of Saskatchewan and Alberta,
whom Prime Minister Brian Mulroney had designated as 'moles' in the group. These
two were used to find out quietly what the other premiers were thinking about
the numbers, what the bottom lines were for the premiers were in the negotiations,
and report them back to Denis. Therefore, with the use of the two 'moles,' the
Prime Ministers office would be able to match what the premiers were comfortable
in giving away. Although the Federal government did not legally need permission
of the premiers; politically, NAFTA would have been impossible to foist on the
people unless the premiers agree to it.
briefings were always given at 50 O'Connor on the seventeenth floor. At midnight
the night before a briefing, Clark would be in Denis office calling up the briefing
books on the computer. She would then re-name a copy of the entire briefing book
negotiated that day to The Provincial Briefing Book. Then Denis would take his
notes received from the two moles private dining room discussions and go through
the main document paragraph by paragraph.
offers some examples of what Denis would do: If there was a section on 'Water'
- build a Grand Canal, build dams, move water to the U.S., Denis would say, "Delete
that paragraph and insert a line that says 'free flowing is not included in this
deal.'" On Textiles, he would if we have given up 60%, change it to 12%,
and Clark would do so. They would go through the entire briefing book that way
until, at about three o'clock in the morning, they would produce ten copies. Each
copy and every page within that copy, was numbered. If any page went missing,
or was copied, they would know which premier had done so.
the morning, the premiers would arrive at the briefing session, always complaining
about not being given the books ahead of time. The argument was always that this
was 'too sensitive.' At the end of the session, the books would be returned, and
Clark would shred nine of them, and keep one. This was so that they could keep
track of the changes (or lies, if you prefer) that were being fed to the premiers.
that was being negotiated with relation to things like textiles and lumber and
software was a smokescreen for the big issue. The Grand Canal.
were two key issues we never heard about. One was the integration of Canada into
the United States and two was the movement of water through the Grand Canal. How
could this pass without anyone knowing about it?
NAFTA did our leaders sign?
3, 1987, The Free Trade Agreement was signed in Washington. A thirty-three page
summary was delivered to parliament. The public has never seen the original text!
One year after the signing, a 1500 page legalese version, fit only for vultures
and sharks was distributed. However, what has not been seen is the original plain
English version of the Free Trade Agreement, which is actually a bit over 200
pages long, rather than thirty-three.
Ann Clark is only one of three people who knew the full story and ramifications
of the NAFTA signing. The other two are Brian Mulroney and Germain Denis. In December
1992, Clark was sent home on full pay. Not laid off, but sent home. She is a threat
to the government, due to her knowledge and her top security clearance.
Clark went to the archives and asked to see the Free Trade Documents, she realized
there were no Premier's Briefing Books there. When she questioned the clerk, he
agreed it was possible they didn't receive everything.
then asked, "May I see the Free Trade Deal?"
no, under the Statute that governs access to information, ninety-five percent
of the Free Trade Deal has been declared a security problem for Canada and is
not being made available to the public. Even with your top security clearance,
you could not get in unless you had the O.K. from the Deputy Minister of External
Affairs. In any event, the Free Trade Deal is in canisters 16 miles outside of
Ottawa and is not to be seen by Canadians for thirty years."
was incredulous. "This doesn't make any sense in a democratic country. Why
can't the people not see it? I know what's in it and it's a danger to our national
security all right. It gives the country away and thirty years from now it is
going to be too late. The implementation schedule ends at 2005. The Grand Canal
must be in place and Quebec must separate."
Kealey interviewed by George Kralik
following is from an interview of Kealey by George Kralik. In this interview,
Glen Kealey exposes what he believes to have been the main intention of the NAFTA
negotiation corruption. The conclusions, if true, are very serious to our future
sovereignty. A more detailed version of this interview is available from the book,
Corruption in Canada by professor Robert O'Driscoll. See newsletter issue 21 for
details on ordering the book. I have edited the interview for readability and
Think of money. If you had your choice,
if you could pull a genie out of a bottle and the genie could grant you three
wishes, what would your three wishes be? Remember, your goal is to make the most
money possible. I would say: Number one, give me control over the sun. Number
two, control over the air and number three, control over the water. Now, without
our genie, we can't control the first two, but we can control water! On the scale
of things that are required for human life, it is the most important element that
can be controlled.
In GATT, the General Agreement
on Trades and Tariffs, it says that free-flowing water is not a 'good.' The key
phrase is 'free-flowing.' If you construct a dam it is no longer free-flowing
and therefore it becomes private property, owned by somebody, capable of being
sold to others, or mortgaged. Of course, in GATT, there is much talk about bottled
water. It's a side trick. The biggest scam to ever be pulled on the entire world
is "Free Trade" and I'll tell you why.
Simon Riesman became Free Trade negotiator, he was director of a project called
the Grand Canal, which is to be built from James Bay. In 1985, my offices were
in Hull in the commercial part of Place de Portage, the government complex which
houses the Supply and Service Offices. One day a man named Art Bailey visited
me. Bailey was a former Assistant Deputy Minister of Supply and Services and had
been following the development of my project, the Micot Building. I had raised
a hundred and sixty million dollars to build this high tech centre in Hull. We
had bought the land and were just about ready to start construction when Bailey
walked into my office.
he said, "you've done a fantastic job of marketing this Micot building. Nobody
would ever have believed that anyone could raise a hundred and sixty million dollars
to build a building in Hull - this is totally out of sync with anything that anybody
believed. We think you're the best marketing man in Canada and that you should
come and join our team and become the Marketing Manager for the Grand Canal."
said, "What the hell's the Grand Canal? I don't know what you're talking
How the water could be
So he gave me a document - about
twenty pages, which I read. This is what I read: James Bay is five hundred miles
north to south, is a hundred and twenty miles across at the mouth, salt water
on the average thirty five to forty five feet deep. If a dam were to be constructed
at the mouth of James Bay and Hudson's Bay and a second one, one third of the
way down and a third, a third down again - therefore three dams - it would allow
over a period of ten years for water to flow from the fresh water rivers and would
push the salt water back beyond the dams and create the largest fresh water reservoir
known to man. So much so that a canal could be built leading out of the south-east
corner of James Bay, south over the mountain ranges with dykes and locks and whatever
you need to lift water for eight hundred miles, then at Rouen-Noranda in Northern
Quebec, nature's gravity would take over and the water would start going down
the other side of the mountain range, into Ontario. Eventually the water would
flow into the Great Lakes, effectively doubling the total water entering the Great
Lakes. If you could effectively double the flow into the Lakes, then you could
as easily remove half of the lakes volume without disturbing the system. The Great
Lakes are a border system, shared with the United States. One outlet that could
be used would be from Lake Superior, moving across Manitoba, into Saskatchewan,
then down into the United States to bring water to the Mid West and South West
of the United States. Water is absolutely critical to enlarge the bread basket
of the United States as drought conditions grow more prevalent across most of
the United States prairies.
There have been
public demonstrations recently in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan over the building
of dams in these provinces. People ask why they are building dams where there
is no water. Once you understand the relationship of the Grand Canal to the entire
area you then know where the water will be coming from. There will be some serious
ecological damage if this goes through, but transnational companies don't think
in those terms. They think in terms of money. In 1985-86 it was stated that the
project would cost two hundred billion dollars (U.S.). It was also stated that
the money was available.
Express wants to be the banker and do you think that it is by coincidence that
American Express was allowed, by Order of Council, to become a bank in Canada,
with Brian Mulroney breaking fourteen banking regulations just to allow them to
achieve this status?
As well, Alcan Aluminum
needs dams for their mines and Barrick for their gold-owning concerns. Mulroney
also signed Orders-In-Council breaking the law that made it illegal for foreigners
to own more than fifty percent of a mine in Canada. Now foreigners can own them
outright in Canada; there are no restrictions. None of these changes in the rules
were made through Parliament but by a stroke of Brian Mulroney's pen. Most people
in Canada live with the illusion that laws are written by Parliament, but politicians
in power change most regulations. For every law that passes through parliament,
there are three thousand laws that are changed unilaterally behind the scenes.
any case, Simon Riesman put forward a plan to have us put aside our 'old concepts'
and to start thinking 'boldly about the future.' By that he meant nothing less
than giving up Canada. We also know, he surmised, that if the U.S. asked us for
either water or free trade, Canadians would rebel; so let us make it appear that
Canada is doing the asking. Mulroney was bought with the Bankers money and he
did the asking.
the conclusions drawn in this series on NAFTA are bound to be controversial. Anytime
you discuss conspiracy and corruption and hidden agendas, you leave yourself open
to ridicule. I don't necessarily agree with every conclusion put forth by Kealey
in this interview. However, most of the information brought forth by Clark, Kealey
and others involved, was either verified or simply never refuted by anyone named
in their expositions.
The new National Chief
for the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada is Matthew Coon Come. Come is former Grand
Chief of the James Bay Cree who thwarted construction of Hydro-Quebec's $7.5 Billion
Great Whale Project. He is the most militant of the native leaders in Canada.
Kealey believes that part of the agenda to take control away from Canada is to
start a dispute between Quebec and the Cree nation after a successful referendum
to separate Quebec from Canada. When the Cree leaders call for help from Canada
to allow them to stay in Canada, the United Nations blue helmeted "peacekeepers"
will be called in to settle the matter. As we have seen, the U.N. does nothing
but destroy the fabric of countries that it enters for so-called 'peacekeeping
missions.' Is this a possibility? More than one source believes this to be the
plan by 2005. Keep your ears and eyes open. Matthew Come is part of the equation.