The Security Agenda:
Driving Deep Integration
From: Living with Uncle
Using NAFTA as a jumping off point this chapter analyzes the driving force of deep integration becoming security. Specifically looks at the US calling for unprecedented integration among Canada’s customs, immigration, transportation, security intelligence, policing, and military functions and those of the United States, and threatening economic sanctions in the form of border delays and closures if its demands are not met.
Maureen Webb is a human rights and labour lawyer with the Canadian Association of University Teachers. She is the author of Illusions of Security: Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post 9-11 World, forthcoming, fall 2006 by City Lights (San Francisco). She is co-chair of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, a founder of the International Campaign Against Mass Surveillance (www.i-cams.org), and coordinator for security and human rights issues for Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada.