Hey, so did y'all notice bill C-38? hundreds of pages of stuff. Did y'all notice what we've just lost as Canadians?
Did anyone notice when our current government gutted, de-funded, and outright striped out watchdog organizations that helped to protect us and our democratic society.
Did anyone notice when the government fired and silenced it's outspoken critics?
Here is a list of organizations and watchdog groups that have been stripped of funding, publicly maligned, or have had staff quit in protest over the Harper governments actions.
Canada Firearms Program (Chief Supt Marty Chliak; fired)
Canadian Wheat Board (Adrian Measner; fired)
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (Linda Keen; fired)
Foreign Affairs (Richard Colvin; silenced by Harper's prorogation of parliament)
Military Police Complaints Commission (Peter Tinsley; forced out of position)
Ombudsman for the Department of National Defense and the Canadian Forces (Yeves Cote; resigned)
Parliamentary Budget Officer (Kevin Page; publicly maligned)
RCMP Police Complaints Commission (Paul Kennedy; fired)
Rights and Democracy (Remy Beauregard (died; heart attack)
StatsCan (Munir Sheikh; resigned in protest)
Veterans Ombudsman (Col. Pat Strogran; forced out)
Victims of Crime Ombudsman (Steve Sullivan; forced out)
these people did not agree with the Harper government, and were punished for it, accept the one person, they died..
Now how about all the community organizations, NGO's, and research bodies? there is a huge list that have all been "defunded" Jason Kenny's way of saying, we aren't going to give you any more cashy monies, because we don't like you, your views aren't my (Harper's) views, and you will be punished because of this.
Aboriginal Healing Foundation
Action travail des femmes
Afghan Assoc, of Ontario
Alberta Network of Immigrant Women
Assoc. Feminine d'education et d'action social (AFEAS)
Bloor Information and Life Skills center (Funding cut by roughly $471,000)
Brampton Neighbourhood Services (funding removed over last few years due to alleged mismanagement)
Canadian Arab Federation
Canadian Child Care Federation
Canadian Council for International Cooperation
Canadian Council on Learning
Canadian Council on Social Development
Canadian Heritage Center for Research and Information on Canada
Canadian International Development Agency; Office of Democratic Governance
Canadian Labour Business Centre
Canada Policy Research Networks
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
Canada School of Public Service
Canadian Teachers' Federation International program
Canadian Volunteerism Initiative
Centre de documentation sur l'education des adultes et la condition feminine
Center for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA)
Center for Spanish Speaking Peoples
Child Care Advocacy Assoc. of Canada
Childcare Resource and research Unit.
Climate Action Network
Community Access Program (Internet access for communities at libraries, post offices and community centers)
Community Action Resource Center (CARC)
Conseil d'intervention pour l'access des femmes au travail (CIAFT)
Court Challenges Program (exception to language rights and legacy cases)
Davenport-Perth Neighborhood Center (Toronto)
Department of Foreign Affairs; Democracy Unit (Unit was folded into the Francophone and Commonwealth Div.)
Elspeth Heyworth Center for Women (Toronto)
Environment: Youth International Internship Program
Eritrean Canadian Community Center (Metro Toronto)
Feminists for Just and Equitable Public Policy (FemJEPP, Nova Scotia)
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.
First Nations and Inuit Tobacco Control Program
Forum of Federations
Global Environment Monitoring System
HRD Adult Learning and Literacy Programs
HRD Youth Employment Programs
Hamilton Settlement and Integration Services Org. (funding cut due to allegations mismanagement)
Immigrant settlement programs
Inter-Cultural Neighborhood Social Services (funding cut due to alleged mismanagement)
International Planned Parenthood federation
Kairos (this includes the Anglican Church of Canada, Christian Reformed Church in North America, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, United Church of Canada, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Canadian Religious Conference and many others)
Law Reform Commission of Canada
Mada Al-Carmel Arab Center
Marie Stopes International, a maternal health agency, has received a promise of conditional funding IF it avoids any and all connections to abortion
This is a portion of the whole list. there are literal pages of groups that have been affected by our governments action in the last two years.
I weep for our society, if we have one left by the time Harper is done with us.
6 years, 10 months ago
21 Jun 2012 23:53 CEST