Monday, August 04, 2014
Stephen Harper's Monstrously Biased Assault on Canadian Charities
He is the foulest bully this country has ever known. He muzzles scientists, he has terrorized the civil service into submission.
He says he likes to see fear in the eyes of his subordinates.
He gave the Canada Revenue Agency millions of extra dollars to audit the political activities of charitable organizations.
And now the CRA is claiming it's not afraid of him, and that it's not biased?
The Canada Revenue Agency says it pays no attention to pro-government or anti-government political leanings when it chooses which charities to audit for their political activities. But charities targeted in the first wave of agency audits were largely opponents of the Harper government’s energy and pipeline policies, an analysis shows, suggesting bias in their selection.
Even though the evidence suggests the opposite.
The agency does not publicly identify which charities it targets, citing confidentiality provisions of the Income Tax Act. But information gathered by The Canadian Press shows at least half of the 10 political activity audits slated for 2012-2013 were conducted on charities in one narrow category: environmental groups, all of whom oppose government energy policies.
Even though this timeline speaks for itself.
And even though some well known, and very political conservative groups are being given a pass.
Some well-known conservative think-tanks that are registered as charities have confirmed to The Canadian Press they are not being audited by CRA for political activities, including Toronto’s C.D. Howe Institute and the Macdonald-Laurier Institute in Ottawa.
And what I want to know is how many other conservative groups are being spared from these outrageous politically biased audits?
Why has the Fraser Institute not been audited?
When almost everything it does is political?
Why has this homophobic organization not been subjected to an audit?
An evangelical organization that describes homosexuality as a "perversion" and a "sin" is receiving funding from the Government of Canada for its work in Uganda, where gays and lesbians face severe threats.
Why does this group of bigoted quacks even qualify as a charity?
Why has the wealthy Heseg Foundation apparently not been audited?
HESEG Foundation (HESEG) funds full academic scholarships and living expenses for former soldiers who served in the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). Many of these are Lone Soldiers who are young men and women from all over the world who come to Israel to volunteer in the IDF.
When considering the situation in Gaza, it's support for those who fight for Israel couldn't be more political.
And why after confirming the charitable status of all the above groups this afternoon, did I return to the CRA website tonight to find this instead of all the links I had saved?
What's going on? What are they trying to HIDE?
And of course then there are the really Big Questions:
Does the CRA really think that we are fools? Do they really think they can get away with it?
And do they have any idea what could happen to them when a new government takes over, and the investigators become the investigated?
Because a lot of decent people in this country are going to want justice, or revenge, and it won't be pretty.
But of course we are going to save the big audit for the big bully himself...
The monster who would use the instruments of government to try to intimidate, cripple, or destroy his opponents.
And who by so doing is guilty of acting like a would be dictator, or a political terrorist, and will be shown no mercy.
This outrageous witch hunt against some of the most decent groups in the country must end immediately.
Those who are guilty of collaborating with the foul Con regime, and perverting the democratic process, should confess publicly and resign, or prepare to face the music.
And as for Great Bully Leader he should also prepare to face the verdict of history, and the anger of Canadians, first at the ballot box, and then in the courts.
For enough is ENOUGH.
His punishment must be exemplary.
And for corrupting our country beyond belief.
He must go where he belongs...
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