Much is being made, especially on the Republican Presidential Campaign trail, about the "NAFTA Superhighway." This is a column I published in the Concord Monitor last week to shed light on the controversy. You can also read more in a new report, Behind Closed Doors, from the Council of Canadians.
The much-discussed "NAFTA Superhighway" may be an urban myth. But like many myths, this one is solidly rooted in reality, in this case the details of the little known Security and Prosperity Partnership between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It's the reality, not the myth, which is sparking resistance in all three countries.
The reality is that business and security interests would trump environmental and human rights concerns if SPP proceeds.