G20 business summit repeating SPP mistakes?

Private sector-only event renews some old fears.

Sam Garcia, Embassy
Prime Minister Stephen Harper walks with former US president George W. Bush and Mexican President Felipe Calderon during the SPP summit in Montebello, Quebec, in August 2007.
Avinash Gavai
Published: Wednesday, 06/16/2010 12:00 am EDT

When the Security and Prosperity Partnership sounded its death knell last year, many blamed the lack of transparency and non-private sector input for fomenting conspiracy theories about a supposedly evil agenda. Even some supporters of the SPP had taken to saying the decision to include only corporate CEOs and exclude everyone else had been detrimental to the initiative.

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