Following a breakfast meeting, the leaders met with the North American Competitiveness Council to discuss ways to advance trade and economic prosperity.
Tuesday also focused on the Security and Prosperity Partnership, aimed at increasing trade and security between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
Critics have attacked the SPP for being too secretive, with an unknown agenda that may include water exports and a possible NAFTA superhighway -- a notion that Harper mocked.
"A couple of my opposition leaders have speculated on massive water diversions and superhighways to the continent -- maybe interplanetary, I'm not sure, as well," said the prime minister, tongue firmly in cheek.
But NDP international trade critic Peter Julian claimed that the SPP has a more extensive agenda than the government wants to admit.
"The NDP was able to obtain a meeting summary -- through a freedom of information request -- from a meeting that was held last February with the SPP ministers," Julian told CTV Newsnet.
"Very clearly that document refers to a very deep agenda, a very wide-ranging agenda. And it's an agenda that has, front and centre, the objectives of the North American Competitiveness Council -- a group of about 30 un-appointed, unelected company CEOs, who are pushing forward the agendas of their companies."
The Liberal party helped forge the SPP partnership. But Liberal Leader Stephane Dion said the SPP was always meant to be fully transparent.
"We are supposed to have different groups working on it, not only CEOs," said Dion. "And they were supposed to report to the public of the United States, Mexico and Canada. That's not what has happened with Mr. Harper. There's a complete lack of transparency."
When Parliament resumes, the Liberals have vowed to table a resolution that would put the SPP under scrutiny in the House of Commons.
Few protesters showed up Tuesday following Monday's incidents, where hundreds of demonstrators were pushed back by police using tear gas and pepper spray.
The closing news conference was moved up to allow Calderon to return to Mexico as Hurricane Dean continues to pound the Yucatan Peninsula.
On Monday, Harper and Bush discussed trade relations between the two countries and touched on Canada's Arctic sovereignty. A White House official told The Canadian Press Bush has a better insight into the issue after meeting with Harper but that nonetheless, the U.S. view on the matter is the same -- Canada owns the Arctic islands, but does not have claim to the surrounding resource-rich waters.
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