The arrogance and condescension of the big business types, and so-called "experts" is beyond belief.
The SPP's business arm, called the North America Competitiveness Council, rejected the criticism as misguided, saying that there was nothing secretive about their work or that of the partnership. Tom D'Aquino of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives said there hasn't been public input because most people aren't clued in to the issues.
"How do we take a lot of issues that are really quite important but frankly quite boring, they're not terribly exciting, and bring those to the public light so that people will discuss them? All I can say is that the more of this discussion that we have, the better ... and probably the faster that it will be to get results."
In other words, all you other stupid and ignorant people can't possibly understand this stuff, and anyway they're doing you a favour because while it's important - it's boring. Only CEO's and the highly enlightened know what's best for everybody. We just aren't clued in!