Bilderbergers are nervous about their host for this year’s secret meeting near Ottawa, Canada.
But this is not the first time the new Conservative prime minister, Stephen Harper, has been part of this elite group of secret world leaders. Harper was photographed at the 2003 meeting in Versailles, France.
The Kyoto Treaty to reduce air and water pollution is a Bilderberg baby and Canada signed off on it years ago. Former President Bill Clinton, a Bilderberger, dutifully embraced Kyoto. But test votes showed it would be rejected overwhelmingly by the Senate if submitted for ratification. So it remains in White House files, much to Bilderberg distress.
The new Canadian prime minister may also be ruffling feathers among Bilderbergers.
At UN climate talks that ended May 26 in Bonn, Germany, Canada said it is unable to meet a legally binding target to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases by 2012 and that it will take part in an extension only if all nations agree.
“The Canadian government of Stephen Harper is trying to sabotage 15 years of international efforts to address climate change,” the Climate Action Network said.
Negotiators from 163 nations that have signed onto the UN’s Kyoto Treaty met in Bonn to discuss ways to extend it beyond 2012 to prevent climate changes they say cause heat waves, droughts and floods.
Canadian newspapers reported that Ottawa had instructed its Canadian negotiators, saying: “Canada will not support agreement on language in the work program that commits developed countries to more stringent targets in the future.”
Poor nations signed on easily because they are required to do nothing and are exempt from limitations placed on “industrialized countries.” For example, Mexico can build smokestack industries on its U.S. border. If the United States signed, even more U.S. industries would move to Mexico where they have no restraints and are not burdened with U.S. laws on ecology, minimum wages or required benefits, such as paid vacations.
But Kyoto was pushed by Bilderberg for the same reasons it wants a direct UN tax, favors NAFTA and the WTO and turned NATO into the UN’s standing army, among other actions: it is a step on the road to creating world government.
When Bilderberg gathers behind armed guards at the Brook Street Resort near Ottawa June 8-11, Harper will greet the 120 leaders in international finance and politics for the second time in his life. But even as they politely applaud, Bilderbergers will eye Harper with suspicion.
AFP correspondent James P. Tucker Jr. is a veteran journalist who
spent many years as a member of the “elite” media in Washington. Since1975 he has won widespread recognition, here and abroad, for his pursuit of on-the-scene stories reporting the intrigues of global power blocs such as the Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission.