Yes I've heard of it.
The part that worries me is the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC). It's an official tri-national working group of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP). It was created at the second summit of the SPP in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico, in March 2006.
Composed of 30 corporate representatives from some of North America's largest companies, the North American Competitiveness Council has been mandated to set priorities for the SPP and to act as a stable driver of the integration process through changes in government in all three countries.
They are the ones in real control of what will happen.
Despite a lack of in-depth information about the NACC, opposition to it in both the U.S. and Canada has focused on the fact that it grants the corporate sector a formal role in the Security and Prosperity Partnership which has thus far been denied to the public, citizens organizations, labour and many legislators, who are still in the dark about the continental pact. In Canada, the Council of Canadians has run several articles about the NACC in its publication, Canadian Perspectives. The citizens organization is calling for the corporate body to be disbanded, and for the Security and Prosperity Partnership to be brought to the Canadian Parliament for a full legislative debate.
Here is a list of all the members of the NACC
* Lou Schorsch, Mittal
* Joseph Gilmour, New York Life
* William Clay Ford, Ford
* Rick Wagoner, General Motors
* Raymond Gilmartin, Merck
* David J. O'Reilly, Chevron
* Jeffrey R. Immelt, General Electric
* H. Lee Scott, Wal-Mart
* Robert Stevens, Lockheed Martin
* Michael Haverty, Kansas City Southern
* Douglas R. Conant, Campbell’s Soup
* James M. Kilts, Gillette
* Herman Cain, Whirlpool
* Dominic D'Alessandro, Manulife Financial
* Paul Desmarais, Jr., Power Corporation of Canada
* David Ganong, Ganong Bros. Limited
* Richard George, Suncor Energy Inc.
* Hunter Harrison, CN
* Linda Hasenfratz, Linamar Corporation (NACC chairperson)
* Michael Sabia, Bell Canada Enterprises
* Jim Shepherd, Canfor Corporation
* Annette Verschuren, The Home Depot
* Rick Waugh, Scotiabank
* José Luís Barraza, President of Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (CCE) and CEO of Grupo Impulso, Realiza & Asociados, Inmobiliaria Realiza and Optima
* Gastón Azcárraga, President of Consejo Mexicano de Hombres de Negocios (CMHN) and CEO of Mexicana de Aviación and Grupo Posadas
* León Halkin, President of Confederación de Cámaras Industriales (CONCAMIN) and Chairman of the Board and CEO of four companies in the industrial and real estate markets
* Valentín Díez, President of Consejo Mexicano de Comercio Exterior (COMCE) and former Vicepresident of Grupo Modelo.
* Jaime Yesaki, President of Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (CNA) and CEO of several Poultry companies.
* Claudio X. González, President of Centro de Estudios Económicos del Sector Privado (CEESP) and Chairman of the Board and CEO Kimberly-Clark de Mexico
* Guillermo Vogel, Vice President of TAMSA (Tubos de Acero de México)
* César de Anda Molina, President and CEO of Avicar de Occidente
* Tomás González Sada, President and CEO of Grupo CYDSA
* Alfredo Moisés Ceja, President of Finca Montegrande