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....