Sunday, January 31, 2010

The PMO's Secret War on Canada

More evidence today about the secret war being conducted by the PMO against some precious Canadian institutions that have helped define this country.

From the tortured labyrinth of the Catholic Church we learn how the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health...formerly Planned Parenthood Canada... has had its budget gutted.

According to the financial returns of the CFSH and the former PPFC, which are public information available at the Canada Revenue Agency website, the federation received $1,143,358 in federal government grants in 2005, while their total expenditures that year came to $2,360,903. In other words, Ottawa provided about half (48 per cent) of their operating budget.

In 2008, grants totaled $482,498 while its expenditures dipped to $1,467,005, about a million dollars less than it spent just three years earlier.

In 2009, total grants were $9,381. The Canadian Federation for Sexual Health’s expenditures last year totalled $815,153. Federal grants accounted for just 1.1 per cent of its spending.

Gutted no doubt because of its pro-choice stand.. So much for Great Mother Leader...the new/nouveau humanitarian and the friend of women and children.

From Haroon Siddiqui we learn more about the ReformCon assault on Rights and Democracy.

The Tory takeover of Rights and Democracy has been complex...It reports to Parliament, not the Prime Minister's Office. So the PMO has had to take a slow, circuitous route to ambush it by changing the centre's 13-member board.

And how what was good enough for Lawrence Cannon and the Department of Foreign Affairs, wasn't good enough for other powerful Cons.

As it turned out, Beauregard had run the three grants by Cannon's ministry, which approved. In fact, Al Haq had also received funding from CIDA. That was in keeping with the Canadian policy of promoting civil society in Palestinian territories to provide non-violent alternatives to terrorism. Al Haq was good enough for CIDA and foreign affairs but not Braun and Co.

Leaving Paul Wells to draw the obvious conclusion.

So if CIDA was funding Al Haq, and DFAIT was consenting to donations to Al Haq, the about-face at Rights and Democracy had to be driven from somewhere else. Probably somewhere whose initials were PMO.

And leaving little me to ask the obvious question.

Who in the PMO is directing this secret war? Darrel Reid, the Deputy Chief of Staff, and a former President of the wingnut Christianist group Focus on the Family?

The man who believes this:

"I think every Christian is under an obligation to change laws to reflect biblical values...Only God can make Canada a truly Christian country... We are called to speak biblical truth to seek justice – and that obviously has implications for our political life."

Paul Wilson, the PMO's Christianist Director of Policy?

Or Stephen Harper, the sinister control freak? Who recently said this:

“To be honest with you, I am a lot more concerned by God's verdict regarding my life than the one of historians..."

And where did these rabid ideologues ever get the idea they could wage this secret war against institutions that reflect our values, without the consent of most Canadians?

Oh boy. However you connect the dots...KAIROS, Rights and Democracy, the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health, the United Nations, and so many other policy decisions.

They all lead to the theocon conspiracy.

Which is why the MSM should try harder to connect the dots. And we should all ask ourselves, who is REALLY running Canada?

So many thought it couldn't happen here. Not in Canada.

But now it is happening. And the conclusion should be OBVIOUS eh?

Organize.Unite. Defeat these sinister SoCons.

Before they steal our country....


  1. Anonymous6:36 PM

    Do you think this fits in with the anti-gay sentiment of the Alliance church?

  2. hi anonymous...I don't know but I wouldn't be surprised. So much for Great Humanitarian Leader. And what I found really interesting was that the Minister Leona Aglukkaq told a Tory MP in Peterborough that the project was ongoing.

    On Sunday, Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro denied a report in Saturday's Winnipeg Free Pressthat the project had been shelved, saying Health Minister Leona Agllukkaq had assured him last week it is still a go and that the bids were still being evaluated.

    But then it was DEAD.

    Sound familiar...

  3. Oh, Simon, dear Simon, my Hero-Blogger! I was SO hoping you'd pick up on this Vile action (another one) of the Great Mother today. And you did! Really well. And tied it into R&D as well. I have a bro in the same church as SH, & boyohboyohboy, those people really are anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-social-programs, anti-daycare, etc. etc. etc. And really excited about the coming "End Times" (which is why they must help Israel along - Revelations they tell me).
    Thanks! There's a few of us keeping our eyes peeled. Enough? I dunno.
    Hey, if you haven't joined our FB group, "Proud Members of the "radical left-wing Fringe Group called Women (& their supporters), COME & JOIN US!

  4. I'm not sure what to make of this. I'm much more inclined to believe that the so-called "Christian" elements that you think are running the country are actually puppets themselves of the elite class and corporate interests. Much like Republicans in the states, Canadian right-wing Christians tend to have bones like this one tossed to them in order to manipulate them.

    While I consider these people dangerous, believing that they are the puppeteers is far more dangerous than recognizing that they are merely another arm of the corporate apparatus.

  5. “To be honest with you, I am a lot more concerned by God's verdict regarding my life than the one of historians..."

    He should be.

  6. hi CanNurse...hero blogger? Keep that up and I'll have to replace my entire tuque collection with extra extra large ones. :)
    But thank you anyway. I'm happy to blog about this because I think the Cons have finally made a mistake that could cost them dearly. At least that's what I hope. I know you understand what I'm talking about, but unfortunately a lot of Canadians are ignorant about the religious right so they have no idea what's going on.
    I can't join your FB group because I'm not on's a long story. But I sure love the name of your group so please make me an honorary member... :)

  7. hi Ryan...I'm not saying that the theocons in the Harper PMO are running the whole show. And I agree with you that the Cons are mostly guided by their neocon philosophy and their kowtowing to corporate interests. But what I am saying is that these religious fanatics have achieved an extraordinary amount of power in the PMO, and social and foreign policy is being tailored to conform with Christianist beliefs and that should trouble everybody.
    I also wonder with all the hard SoCons Stephen Harper has gathered around him,when is it just a bone for the base and when is it about THEM?

  8. hi sound like my mum. :) She's a good Christian but she has no time for Stephen Harper...

  9. Simon, Aww, wish you were on FB. Well, actually you ARE on, because people share your really excellent blog around to various groups, etc.
    In any case (& I am one of the group's administrators), you are now officially proclaimed an HONOURARY MEMBER of "Proud to be a Member of that Left-Wing Fringe Group Called Women, and their Supporters"! We are honoured to have you! I'm posting your name as our "honourary".

    We even have T-shirts. Seriously. We do.
    If you want one, go to the LEAF website (Legal Education & Assistance Fund). We sold them as a fund-raiser on there for $20, postage incl. See if they have any men's left. They are very cool - I think you'd like them.
    Black. with stuff on the front.

  10. Hi CanNurse...well thank you very much.I'm honoured to accept that honour. And if I ever return to FB yours will be the first group I join. I am tempted to go back particularly because of all this wonderful agitation. But I did promise a certain someone I'd reduce the time I spend on the internet...and he's bigger than me.... :)