It seems however the areas we most need to keep an eye on involve trade. I know its hard to narrow the hard right turn this country is headed on and suggest trade maybe at the top of the list of concerns but it is.
Firstly we are about to sign the North American Security Perimeter agreement with the USA. This will harmonise many of law as and regulations as to who gets into Canada, with those of the US. There has been no public debate.
Prime Minister Harper said the following after a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the G8 meeting in Deauville, France in May of this year...
"The president and I are committed to pursuing a perimeter approach to enhance our security and accelerate the legitimate flow of people, goods and services between our two countries," Harper said. "We are pleased that discussions are on track, and we expect to have an ambitious joint action plan ready this summer following public consultations." CBC, May 26, 2011