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UPDATE: Third anniversary of the Montebello protests

It was five years ago today (on August 20, 2007) that hundreds gathered in Montebello, Quebec to protest a North American leaders summit on the Security and Prosperity Partnership. The SPP was a highly problematic plan to ‘harmonize’/ integrate the trade, regulatory and security policies of Canada, Mexico and the United States. Montebello may be most remembered because the Sûreté du Québec placed three undercover police officers, dressed in black and holding rocks, in the protest. CEP president Dave Coles confronted them and all this was caught on the widely-seen video by Paul Manly, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce5GZQbb1pQ.

Two years later to the day we were able to declare the Security and Prosperity Partnership defeated, http://canadians.org/blog/?p=1488. The fuller story of our fight against the SPP that August is also told in this article, http://canadians.org/publications/CP/2007/autumn/Montebello.html.