Skip to comments.WHO IS FUNDING HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISTS IN CANADA?
Posted on 02/07/2005 12:44:27 PM PST by UpHereEh
It seems that Canadian taxpayers, whether they like it or not, are generous funders of the homosexual activists.
The homosexual lobby group, EGALE, (Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere), attributes generous financial support from the federally funded Court Challenges Program, which in turn is funded solely by the federal Heritage Department. EGALE refers to these two government agencies as its "Platinum" supporters. But that's not all, Status of Women Canada also contributes to EGALE, as does the National Film Board, which recently completed a film in support of same-sex marriage. All this funding comes from the pockets of Canadian taxpayers.
Where would EGALE be without this support? Certainly not before the courts on a regular basis, seeking, from the obliging judges, legal recognition and privileges, such as benefits for their relationships, and legal sanction by "marriage" of their partnerships.
Also, where would the activists be without the Liberal government's political support of these activists? The Liberal government stacked the House of Commons Justice Committee with homosexual sympathizers in order to pass NDP Svend Robinson's motion against appealing the bizarre decision of Roy McMurtry's Ontario Court of Appeal (see REALity, July/August 2003, "The Sordid Story of How the Same-sex Marriage Issue was Manipulated in Canada," p.4). In 2003, the government completely reversed its policy from opposing same-sex marriage to total support of it, and the current Minister of Justice has stacked the Supreme Court of Canada with the hard-line feminist supporters, Judges Abella and Charron, to ensure that its own political agenda in support of same-sex marriage be approved. Further, the Liberals pushed through Parliament the notorious Bill C-250 that amends the Criminal Code to give special protection from so-called "hate propaganda" on the grounds of sexual orientation. This amendment will effectively shut down public debate on the homosexual issue and infringe freedom of religion and speech in Canada.
Homosexual activists have been successful on the political scene and in the courts only because of the unconditional support they receive from the Liberal government and its funding agencies.
With the funds they receive from compulsory union dues, Canadian unions are financially backing homosexual activists, and are also granting them special benefits and recognition in their collective agreements. EGALE lists as its "Gold" supporters, the following unions:
Canadian Auto Workers Union BC Teachers' Federation Canadian Union of Public Employees Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Canadian Labour Congress Canadian Media Guild Health Sciences Association of BC SE-UQAM (Le Syndicat des employees and employés de l'Université du Québec à Montréal Public Service Alliance of Canada - Local 00042
Also, "Gold" supporters of EGALE include the formerly religious but now very social institution, the United Church of Canada; two corporations: IBM (International Business Machines) and Canada Digital Collections.
Not to be out-distanced on this score is the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). During the Gay Pride celebrations in Toronto during the week June 20 - 27, 2004, President and Chief Executive Officer, John Hunkin, hosted a reception on the top floor of the bank's Toronto tower. Homosexual rights activists mingled with the wealthy and influential movers and shakers of Ontario including recently elected Ontario Conservative leader, John Tory, who is in support of same-sex marriage.
In his remarks at this reception, Mr. Hunkin stated in part as follows:
CIBC also has a long history of supporting the Gay & Lesbian Community.
In the mid-1990s, for example, CIBC made same-sex benefits available to its employees well before employers across Canada were legally obligated to do so. By that time, I was head of CIBC World Markets, and we had already implemented same-sex benefits for our employees before it was offered throughout the rest of the bank.
CIBC also had an opportunity to play a role, albeit a small one, in the legal battle for same-sex marriage. As the employer of Joe Varnell and former employee Kevin Bourassa, we are pleased that as they embarked on their legal challenge to the common law definition of marriage, they received the support, encouragement and flexibility they needed from managers, colleagues and specialist groups at CIBC. Through the courageous efforts of these two individuals, they became the first legally married same-sex couple - in the world
I'm proud that CIBC was able to provide support to their efforts.
CIBC has also been a major donor to a number of L-G-B-T [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender] related organizations over the year.
We've also worked to sensitize the workplace and create an inclusive environment for Transgender employees.
CIBC has also been a proud part of the community. For the past two years, our employees have marched under the CIBC banner at Toronto's Pride Parade.
The CIBC, by its own admission, therefore, is not merely accepting homosexuality as a matter of so-called "equality" in the workplace, but is actively promoting, both financial and morally, the homosexual agenda, including same-sex marriage. All Canadians who bank at the CIBC should know where some of its profits are being directed.
The list of EGALE's sponsors also includes the Asper Foundation, sponsored by the Asper brothers, owners of CanWest publications, whose empire includes the National Post. According to its Web site, the Asper Foundation was established in 1983 to develop major initiatives in culture, education, community development and human rights, locally and internationally. Although the Web site does not specify to which organizations the Foundation has made donations or the amount of each donation, it confirms that the total donations in "the recent past" total over $103 million.
Where do conservative organizations such as REAL Women obtain their funding? Only from the pockets of our supporters - individual caring members of the public, who are deeply concerned about the direction in which our country is heading.
In today's liberal (left-wing) climate, there is an uneven playing field in which to express our views. Our views, however, are probably representative of those of the majority of Canadians. (See enclosed pamphlet, "The Silencing of the Conservative Voice in Canada?")
In this regard, there are two actions we must take at this time:
CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)
The CIBC President, John Hunkin, self-righteously believes that the position of the bank in support of same-sex marriage is acceptable to a majority of Canadians. It is not. Please let Mr. Hunkin know that his support for the homosexual agenda is deeply offensive to pro-family Canadians, many of whom are customers of his bank. Please write to:
Mr. John Hunkin President and CEO Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce CIBC - Head Office Commerce Court Toronto, Ontario M5L 1A2 Fax: 416 360-5271
John Tory, Ontario PC Leader
At the time of Mr. Tory's election as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, the homosexual lobby group, EGALE, congratulated Mr. Tory on his win and thanked the Ontario conservatives for choosing a leader who supports their cause (Globe and Mail, Sept. 20, 2004).
When John Tory was elected on September 18, 2004 as leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, he stated that he believed the party was ready to rally behind him. He is wrong.
Mr. Tory has thrown his support behind homosexual activists and their cause of same-sex marriage.
This issue is the mark on which social conservatives draw the line. As a result, Mr. Tory should not have the support of social conservatives, the bedrock of the party. Social conservatives should treat him with disdain and distrust as they did his predecessor, Ernie Eves, unless he adjusts his position on the issue. Will they contribute money to bring down the party's debt of $8.5 million? Mr. Tory will have to rely on his homosexual supporters to assist him. The latter, according to Statistics Canada in a report released in 2003, in its first survey to include a question on sexual orientation, found that there was a total of 316,800 homosexuals in Canada, or approximately 1% of the population. In Ontario, according to this Stats Canada report, homosexuals/lesbians total 107,200 individuals.
In the June 2004 federal election, in spite of the Liberal party's scare ads against the Conservatives, 24 Ontario seats went to the Conservatives. In total 1,592,724 votes were cast for Conservative candidates. This is a sizeable portion of Ontario voters who maintain conservative values.
Placating social conservatives by proposing less volatile social conservative policies on other issues will not alter the situation.
By throwing his lot in with the homosexual activists to the detriment of society and the social conservatives within his party, Mr. Tory has detrimentally affected his electoral chances. He has definitely split his party over the homosexual issue, and social conservatives should not rally behind him unless there is a significant change in this stance.
Please write to Mr. Tory and let him know your views on this matter and the political dangers that he has created for himself and his party.
Mr. John Tory Leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party c/o PCRS Room 200, North Wing Main Legislative Building Queen's Park Toronto, ON M7A 1A8 Tel: 416 325-7272 Fax: 416 325-3810
SOW (Status of Women, Canada) gets more funding under many titles than any other office. SOW's leader of a few years ago said that the organization is more than 51% lesbian.
SOW, like NOW in the USA, is the big sister lobby of homosexual activism and makes sure that it gets the money, numbers (voter call-ins, letters and such). You won't slow homosexual anti-family activism down at all without first taking care of the feminist organizations lurking behind it and lurking in all political parties.
Is Michael Savage ever Not Screaming?
Man I work for one of these companies!!!!!!!!!11
Actually it airs on quite a few channels up here. It's a typical "activist" styled drama/sitcom.
Degrassi- Funded by the Canadian Television Fund- AIMED at PRE TEENS
Two of the underage characters are gay boys. They kiss.
Government funding is the only thing keeping the left alive as a political force
Answer: "The British Religion of Darwinist-Evolution"
I was a teenager who saw that down in Texas, I think it did air on PBS stations around the country
Wait a minute...this is a government funded indoctrination program? How WWII-esque. The Fourth Reich has certainly gained a lot of power.
Not old school Degrassi.
There are two versions, the one I am refering to is Degrassi the next generation.
Since you've watched the show you might want an update. Spike and the Snake get married and Snake adopts Emma and they have a baby. Oh and Joey and Kristen are getting back together.
I'm sorry, I stopped watching it I SWEAR!
Just lovely, eh?
Interesting. How are they supposed to be so sure their gay when they haven't even entered puberty?
Yeah, just grand.
Don't forget 'Postcards from Buster' in an episode where they go to Vermont and meet married gay couples. Paid for with 'No child left behind' grants, really.
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