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The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) provides tangible benefits to Canadians as well as to the businesses that operate here and buy and sell goods internationally. From increasing safety by reducing cross-border crime to protecting jobs by helping our industries remain globally competitive, the SPP is making a real difference to individual Canadians and their communities. The following feature stories provide a window on how the many initiatives under the SPP are contributing to the safety, prosperity and quality of life of Canadians.


North American Leaders' Summit North American Leaders' Summit
Joint Statement by President Bush, President Calderón, Prime Minister Harper - North American Leaders' Summit.

North American Leaders' Summit Montebello 2007 North American Leaders' Summit
On August 20 and 21, 2007, Prime Minister Stephen Harper hosted the leaders of Mexico and the United States at the North American Leaders' Summit in Montebello, Quebec.

eDiscussion on Canada's Role in North America eDiscussion on Canada's Role in North America
Canadians were invited to share their views on Canada's role in North America, as part of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada's series of eDiscussions.

Levelling the playing field for dangerous goods trucks Levelling the playing field for dangerous goods trucks
A modification negotiated under the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America will soon ease the transportation of dangerous goods between Canada and the United States.

Cross Often? Make it Simple Cross Often? Make it Simple
A growing number of trusted travellers from Canada and the United States are taking advantage of an expanding program to streamline their border crossings.

Science for Security Science for Security
Canada and its partners are collaborating on developing tools, equipment and technologies that meet the needs of civilian peace officers as well as the military.

Making Smarter, More Secure Borders Making Smarter, More Secure Borders
A new initiative called eManifest ensures that goods travel across the border securely and efficiently.

Helping Manufacturers Measure Up Helping Manufacturers Measure Up
Scientists make sure that measurements in industry are up to scratch - and that North America keeps its competitive advantage.

Getting the Straight Goods Getting the Straight Goods
Authorities in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico take aim at a practice that poses a drain on the economy and risks to consumers.