Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The Con Regime Goes After Pen Canada
We always knew he was the most disgusting bully this country has ever seen.
We knew that he was using Revenue Canada to try to intimidate his political opponents.
Or anyone who disagreed with the foul policies of his depraved regime.
And now that monstrous political thug is going after Pen Canada.
The Canada Revenue Agency has launched a political-activities audit of Pen Canada, a small charity promoting freedom of expression that has criticized the Harper government in the past.
For the "crime" of being too decent and too Canadian.
Pen Canada represents more than 1,000 writers and supporters, including Canadian literary luminaries Margaret Atwood and Yann Martel, and presses for freedom of expression at home and abroad.
The group has been highly critical of the Harper government in recent years for the muzzling of scientists on the public payroll, and for alleged spying on Canadian citizens in concert with U.S. eavesdropping agencies.
Like all these other groups.
And all I can say is that this assault on Pen Canada is the work of a bully and a tyrant.
His shameless collaborators at Revenue Canada must think we are fools.
The Canada Revenue Agency says its work is conducted without political direction from government. “The process for identifying which charities will be audited, for any reason, is handled by the (charities) directorate itself and is not subject to political direction,” the director general of the directorate, Cathy Hawara, told a Canadian Bar Association group in May.
All I can say is good for Pen Canada's president Philip Slayton.
“I refuse to let it have a chilling effect on us,” said Slayton. “We are not going to have some kind of fear — about having our charitable status questioned by authorities — stop us speaking out on issues.”
For having the courage to defy the tyrant, in a country where so many live on their knees.
And of course, only add what should be obvious:
This Canada will not be safe or free.
Until this monstrous totalitarian regime is defeated.
And this bully thug is democratically audited.
And sent to the place he belongs...
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