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Not one but two war conferences in Halifax on the same weekend

2016 rally against the war conference. Photo Robert Devet

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) In parallel to the US-led Halifax war conference, a second conference, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly will bring together 600 politicians from the 29 NATO bloc member countries, as well as delegates from partner countries to discuss international security issues from Friday 16 November to Monday 19 November 2018.

“It’s not by chance that they’re here on the same weekend,” boasted Peter Van Praagh, president of the Washington-based Halifax International Security Forum to a Canadian Press reporter. “This NATO Parliamentary Assembly chose Halifax this weekend precisely because of the people who would be at the Halifax International Security Forum … Some of our experts and speakers are going over to educate and discuss things with the legislators … while they’re in Halifax.”

It is being hosted by the cartelized parties of the Canadian parliament. Canadian Press reports,

“Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November will be devoted to meetings of NATO PA’s five Committees: Political, Defence and Security, Science and Technology, Civil Dimension of Security and Economics and Security.

The Plenary session on Monday 19 November will be addressed by NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s President, Rasa Jukneviciene, NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller and other senior officials.

“A major event will be a parliamentary debate and adoption of the resolutions presented in the committees on the High North, hybrid warfare, burden sharing, deterrence, space, energy, the South, defence innovation and Russian election meddling.”

There may have been an obscure  press release issued from Brussels in October, but if this is such a “a major event” then why is being publicized for real just two days before? This news is organized as a surprise attack. The aim can only be to catch people off guard and not to arouse them against these dangerous conferences being held behind the backs of the Canadian people. This is a telling indication of the concept of “security” and governance espoused by the cartelized parties of the Canadian parliament and the NATO conferences. Talk about foreign meddling.

Part 4 of a series on the annual Halifax war conference,  written by Tony Seed for the Nova Scotia Advocate.  

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