The term deep integration is defined as "the dismantling of the border between Canada and the United States."  Deep integration "will affect everything – the economy, social structures, social programs, resources and the environment. ... It is the formation of a new North America that effectively erases the border between Canada and the United States in the interest of trade north of the border and security concerns south of the border," The Council of Canadians states.
Variations on the term
"Canadian, U.S., and Mexican elites, including CEOS and politicians, have a plan to create common North American policies and further integrate our economies into a North American Union," Vive le Canada states. "This plan goes by various names" (as stated):
- Deep Integration
- the "Big Idea" (C.D. Howe Institute)
- the "North American Security and Prosperity Initiative" (The Canadian Council of Chief Executives)
- Also see North American Union.
- "A Citizen’s Guide to Fighting Deep Integration" and "Deep Integration. Questions and Answers," The Council of Canadians.
- "Say No to a North American Union! Join the Red and White Ribbon Campaign for Canadian Sovereignty," Vive le Canada.
- "Deep Integration Blues," POGGE.ca, June 26, 2004.
- "Paul Martin's plan for deep integration," New Democratic Party of Canada, March 24, 2005.
- Stuart Trew, "NAFTA à la Maude. Maude Barlow on Deep Integration," Ottawa XPress, November 3, 2005.