Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland just finished up in Washington, DC, after secretly rubbing elbows behind closed doors with some of the world’s most powerful policymakers and billionaires at the 2022 Bilderberg Meeting.
The controversial conference, which has a strict secrecy and no media policy, convened between June 2 and June 5 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
On the agenda for this year are topics like “Disinformation,” “Fragmentation of Democratic Societies,” “Continuity of Government and the Economy,” “Disruption of the Global Financial System,” and “post-pandemic health.”
“The meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule, which states that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor any other participant may be revealed,” a press release says.
The group has stated that the secrecy policy is a way to allow members to speak their minds freely without outside scrutiny.
Other Canadians attending the private conference are Mark Carney, who serves as a Vice-Chair of the Bilderberg Meeting, and the CEO of Shopify, Tobias Lutke.
The conference comes only weeks after two other high-profile international events wrapped up.
Lawmakers and other elites recently shuttled to Davos, Switzerland, for this year’s World Economic Forum. At the same time, global health policy decision-makers gathered for the World Health Assembly.
In its FAQ, the Bilderberg Meeting accuses “conspiracy theorists” of attacking the conference and claims that any allegations that the meeting is nefarious “lack any and all merit.”
“The Bilderberg Meetings have often been the target of anti-globalization protests, and various conspiracy theorists have expressed wild allegations about the purpose of the gatherings. While these claims lack any and all merit, we regret to see that many continue to flourish online and in social media groups,” Bilderberg says.
The Bilderberg Meeting’s original stated purpose was to prevent World War III, but it has since expanded to solidify the Western world order around the globe.