The author analyses how globalization and the onslaught of "free trade" are destroying the economic, social and political foundations of the Canadian nation.
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Friday, February 1, 2002
Veteran Politician Writes "Goodbye Canada", Urges Canadians to Form One Big Pro-Canada Party
At the age of 78, veteran politician, Paul Hellyer, has put his heart and soul into Goodbye Canada, a book which is a cri de coeur from a nationalist who has watched his country go through many changes in recent years and now fears the worst. Mr. Hellyer will be speaking at Saint Mary's University on February 6, 2002, in the Sobey building, room 165 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Goodbye Canada addresses three whys; why Canada is being sold to foreigners for 64 cents on the dollar; why people in many parts of the world dislike the United States; and why we have another unnecessary recession when our economies have as much or more capacity as they did a year ago. Identifying the root causes of a country's demise is not an easy task. It requires a thorough analysis of powerful, often hidden, economic and political forces on both the national and the global scale. With chapter headings entitled "Economics 2001," "New World (Dis)Order" and "Mister President," the book is clearly a reflection of Mr. Hellyer's life-long interest and expertise in politics, economics and business. Goodbye Canada puts together the pieces of a complex and obscure puzzle that most people have neither the time nor the necessary information to absorb. "The tragedy is that the influences pulling Canada apart and taking it over are often too subtle and too intricate for many people, busy with daily life, to identify. This is what is so dangerous and why I have tried to bring all the necessary details together," explained Mr. Hellyer. Goodbye Canada
- moves from the back-rooms of such secretive international organizations as the Bilderbergers and the Trilateral Commission to the history and inner workings of central banks
- exposes the shockingly destructive track records of the IMF and the World Bank;
- demonstrates how and why the high-interest-rate monetarist policies of our most recent governments have hurt Canada and Canadians unnecessarily;
- provides statistics to demonstrate how that "free" trade has NOT been good for Canada.
Goodbye Canada concludes with a plea to all concerned Canadians, who value their independence and the kind of society we were once so proud of, to join together to form one large, progressive, pro-Canada party. "There is a window of opportunity right now," says Mr. Hellyer. "All the major parties are in a period of uncertainty and voters are demanding something better. I think what the majority of thoughtful, caring Canadians want is a new party which represents them."
"We are losing our country," says Paul Hellyer. This incisive and timely study is a must read for all those committed to preserving Canadian sovereignty in the face of U.S. corporate aggression. The author analyses how globalization and the onslaught of what is euphemistically called "free trade" are destroying the economic, social and political foundations of the Canadian nation. Paul Hellyer's call for action to "Save Canada" combines a skillful critique with a detailed and lucid explanation of the lethal government policies which are leading towards the annexation of our country to the U.S.
What's in 'Goodbye Canada?' First of all, a clarification of what's going on with 'globalization', and how people who are termed neo-liberals can carry out a 'conservative revolution'. Secondly, an explanation of world banking (you never did understand it, did you?), and how we, our government, and all the nations of the world got so far in debt. Thirdly, a knowledgeable skeptic's view of economics ('economics, like religion, is taught by rote'). Fourthly, what is happening to democracy. Fifthly, the why and the how of the US takeover of Canada, and what we can do about it.
'The premise here is that Canada has to be saved, and that it is worth saving,' he says. He suggests that the enthusiasts for globalization and the US 'colonization' of Canada don't feel that they have had quite enough time to brainwash Canadians into thinking that union with the US is either desirable or inevitable or both. Therefore, 'We should and must have the debate now.'
He goes on: 'Like the human body, you can only cut off so many of the individual parts before it ceases to be functional, and then dies. And that, I regret to say, is what is happening to Canada.'
At the end, Hellyer's solution is political and resolutely democratic. He proposes the combination of all parties except the Liberals and the Alliance into one party capable of providing a 'government in waiting', an clear alternative to the federal Liberals. His recommendations, a political platform from the 'radical centre', would give Canada freedom of action in world economics, domestic policy, and foreign initiatives. It sounds as if it is Eyes Glaze Over material, but it's not. It'll make you mad, though.
This book was written just before September 11th, but Hellyer had already noted that US Ambassador Paul Cellucci had, on June 30th, 2001, suggested the 'harmonization' of border controls, law enforcement, energy, environmental, and immigration policies. Some may think Hellyer is prescient, but, no, he's just listening closely. 'Police and armed forces of the country being colonized are mobilized against the protesters' he says of many countries, including Canada. So what's the point? Well, when someone of considerable political experience, passion, and undoubted integrity proposes an real alternative direction for Canada and the world, all Canadians must take notice. And when that individual has the writing skills to compress those proposals into a short, easy to read, and understandable book that fits into your pocket, you'd have to be a remarkably apathetic Canadian not to read it.
Hellyer is clear, sane, logical, and forthright. He's angry and he's pumped. You should get this book, read it, and think about it. Right now.
"my name is Paul Hellyer, and the only reason I am running in this election is because I think we are losing our country."
I was told that globalization was inevitable and, by inference, good; that national boundaries are obsolete; that this is the wave of the future and that I might just as well "get with it". There was no point in arguing because there was nothing to argue about. Globalization is a fait accompli and anyone who doesn’t realize that is stuck in some kind of time warp.
The word globalization has become a kind of catch-all for everything that is going on in the world. Rarely do you see any distinction being made between those aspects of globalization which are good and those that are not; between what is inevitable and what is not.
Good globalization is technology driven. The internet is a good example.
Bad globalization is the relentless drive on the part of the richest, most powerful people in the world to re-engineer the global economy for their own benefit. (A single, seamless world economy beneficial to them.)
They are substituting a kind of elite global governance as an alternative to the power of nation states.
The data for the last 25 years, since the global concept really caught fire, shows clearly that this experiment has been a disaster.
The near universal acceptance of globalization as being both inevitable and good for mankind is the worst case of brainwashing since the Third Reich in the 1930’s.
To say that these governments were elected "democratically" is to give a whole new meaning to the word.
Globalizers have twisted the word reform. Used in the context of Third World countries, it really means "capitulate" or "surrender". It means they must change their economic systems - in order to get loans or debt relieve – to accommodate the demands of international big business even though the "reforms" will ultimately hurt them more than help them.