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North American leaders give nod to public consultation in final statement from Guadalajara

“We recognize and embrace citizen participation as an integral part of our work together in North America. We welcome the contributions of businesses, both large and small, and those of civil society groups, non-governmental organizations, academics, experts, and others. We have asked our Ministers to engage in such consultations as they work to realize the goals we have set for ourselves here in Guadalajara.”

Is this really going to happen? Should we be looking out for a quiet online invite on the DFAIT website or will legitimate, open, public consultations become a part of the North American dialogue?