The Embassy of the U.S.A., in Ottawa, Canada, released a report on May 18, 2005 which linked the CFR plan for Building a North American Community to the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. The SPP, which was agreed to by the leaders of Canada, Mexico and the United States on March 23, 2005, is being implemented at the U.S. Department of Commerce under the direction of Geri Word, in coordination with working groups in Mexico and Canada. Everything is being done behind closed doors. The date for completion is 2010.
Members of the Independent Task Force on the future of North America (Building a North American Community), which was coordinated by the Council on Foreign Relations, discussed a set of proposals that build on the recommendations ADOPTED by Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, Mexican President Vicente Fox, and U.S. President Bush at their trilateral summit in Texas during March. The task force’s recommendations are intended to provide SPECIFIC ADVICE on how the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), which was ADOPTED at that summit, can be pursued and strengthened.”
(The embassy report recommends reading the CFR plan, Building a North American Community, on the link at the end of the report. That specific advice is a blueprint for a union and provides wording for governing institutions, two of which are already in place and functioning ). 
Global challenges “…require deepened cooperation based on the principle, affirmed in the March 2005 Joint statement by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, that ‘our security and prosperity are mutually dependent and complementary.’” (CFR task force press release May 17, 2005)
CFR Task Force co-chairman John Manley, in line with this principle, said that the key recommendation was for the three states to establish a COMMON SECURITY PERIMETER by 2010. “It is important for all three governments to commit themselves to security within that zone, thereby alleviating the need to build some barriers at our mutual borders…”
Now you know why George Bush and Michael Chertoff do not want to build that wall along our border with Mexico. That is the reason there is little or no progress on the project. They hope to stall long enough to get an amnesty bill, with a common security perimeter, passed so that construction of a ‘virtual North American perimeter fence” can get underway. Then the borders can be opened to the flow of citizens with their North American IDs and driver’s licenses. 
That May 17, 2005 press release “…applauds the announced ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America,’ but proposes a more AMBITIOUS vision of a NEW COMMUNITY by 2010 and specific recommendations on how to achieve it.”
According to CFR co-chair Pedro C. Aspe, former Finance Minister of Mexico, “We need a vision for North America to address the new challenges.” (competition from China, India, and the European Union).
Toward that goal, “The Task Force establishes a BLUEPRINT for a POWERHOUSE NORTH AMERICAN TRADING AREA (a trading state with a government) that allows for the seamless movement of goods, increased labor mobility, and energy security.” 
“To insure a free, secure, just, and prosperous North America, the Task Force proposes a number of specific measures.” A few examples:
“Establish a common security perimeter by 2010.” The Strive ACT, H.R. 1645, has wording to implement this measure (SEC. 11, 112, 113, 121)
“Develop a North American Border Pass with biometric identifiers.”
“Institutionalize the partnership.” The North American Competitiveness Council (NACC) is a permanent organization established in 2006. Appointed CEOs from Mexico, Canada and the United States tell the three leaders what they need to construct this trading state and they make it happen. After the other permanent institutions are in place, including a parliament, the NACC (originally suggested name was the North American Advisory Council) will assume the same role as the European Commission has in the EU. And that is to propose laws for the North American Parliament and act “as a voice for North America.” 
Not mentioned but located on the embassy website in the CFR Plan for Building a North American Community link is “a North American Inter-Parliamentary Group”, page 32. 
Convene an annual North American summit meeting of the leaders of Mexico, Canada and the United States. (The “leaders” completed their third annual summit this year.)
“Establish a permanent tribunal for trade and investment.” The current NAFTA tribunal, in its area of jurisdiction, can overrule the judicial systems of all three NAFTA nations, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Our leaders have lied to us and the proof is clear. They are in the process of constructing a union based on the European model and run by a government of unelected CEOs, trade agreement tribunals and a parliament which is not accountable to its citizens. Any laws, regulations, etc. issued by this governing body for North America would be binding on every individual in North America.
The harmonization and integration would continue, including the laws of each member nation. Some of your rights under the constitution would be changed to fit in the new North American system. Article II, the right to keep and bear arms, for example. No? That is currently what the European Union is pushing, as leaders try to force an EU constitution (now presented as a treaty) on the citizens.
A definition: community-a society of people having common rights and priviledges or common interests, civil, political, etc., or living under the same LAWS and REGULATIONS. (Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary) 
A union by any other name is still a union.
See this reproduction of a page from the US Embasy in Canada. (The original is no longer available.)
http://www.thesigintreport.com The North American Driver’s License: Preparation for a North American Union
ibid, #1, click on second link at end of embassy report. (Task Force Urges Measures…)
ibid, #1, click on second link
ibid, #1, click on first link, Building a North American Community.
This blog, A North American Government: Documentation