Hypocrisy, corruption, ethics violations, moral bankruptcy and on and on WE go.
Apparently the WE charity foundation paid Margaret Trudeau because of her passion for speaking up on Mental Health issues. Now of course two things come to mind when I hear this.
First, is the co incidence that her compensation coincides with Justin's entry into Politics. Second, of all the people that are both passionate and qualified on the issues, they could only find her.
WE is known for you scratch my back I will scratch yours when they raise money from large corporations, its a transaction, in that you donate to us and we will market your Company with a positive image. I see this as somewhat shady, or a grey area to say the least. This to me is more like a business transaction with a marketing and advertising agency. Now if all the funds, and by that I mean 99% are going to charitable work, then I would still be skeptical all things considered but fine. However, if Salaries are being paid that in any way help the corporations with their image, then this set up is actually skirting the Canadian Income Tax Act.
To Marc and Craig Kielburger, if you are running a charity, lets have Revenue Canada do a complete audit on your books, on ALL your corporations.
As to why I am so skeptical, well once this issue came to light its been one discovery after another, and one has to wonder if this is the tip of the iceberg. Now I haven't confirmed this but I have heard that the Kielburger's hired private detectives to follow journalists, I would like for someone to confirm to me, true or false, but if true this smells quite frankly of Fascism.
To Bill Morneau, you have paid back aprox 41k of travel expenses only because you got caught and then said I am sorry. Well any other tax payer, would be accessed interest and penalties on not reporting a taxable benefit. $41,000 dollars of tax evasion is a serious matter, and no one else gets to say, "Ops I forgot"
Now back to Margaret. She claims to be passionate about mental health issues. There are many people you could give 350,000 dollars too and they would become very passionate too. However lets get to the real dirt and slime. When the WE Charity pays her these fees, they help to also market her, and then she can overcharge other organizations, so that she receives more money at the expense of it going to those in real need. So in effect she has also received free services she has not declared or been taxed on. As I said slime.
Now to drill the point home, let me explain what someone who is truly passionate about not only mental issues but helping people with mental health issues, and helping those in need. ( as the WE charity claims to be doing) They would maybe publish a book on the issue, then contact the WE charity and say, not only will I speak for free, I will donate a percentage of each books sales to your charity, because I care so much about others
Obviously, this band of liberal thieves cares more about themselves than anyone else. Trudeau and his entourage live in their ivory towers.
Now that Trudeau has been called to testify, its hard to believe he could not answer one question, even he had weeks to prepare. He would not state even how much his family has profited from the WE foundation. One would think as our Prime Minister, if this was truly an error ( haha ) he would have all the facts and figures to lay open and clear what has transpired.
A funny side note, I have often compared Trudeau to Trump, that doesn't mean they are exactly the same but there have in fact many similarities, Trust fund babies, and narcissists to mention a few. When I tell people, some laughed and said get real, look what that trump did abusing/stealing from charities. Well well now, I rest my case!
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In the year of 1859, bridge workers working on the Victoria bridge uncovered the mass grave, many of them, themselves Irish. At the time they erected a memorial, so that future generations would not forget. Officially named the Irish Commemorative Stone, it is more commonly known as the Black Rock and also has been referred to as the Ship Fever Monument.
Today, the Irish community has been lobbying for a more substantial monument and better preservation of the "Irish Commemorative Stone" As the land has been purchased by Hydro Quebec, lets hope that the Quebec Government cares about preserving its patrimony and the telling of this important historical event, so that the story is never forgotten.
This is however, not just an Irish Story. Sickness Sheds had been erected to take care of and segregate those who contracted the fever. Many people helped and cared for the sick, even knowing how contagious and how dangerous this was. John Easton Mills, the then Mayor on Montreal tended to the sick and he himself caught the fever and died.
Notes: As this was in today's newspaper here, I read up on the topic, from various sources. Any errors in fact are mine, and if anyone wishes to either correct or provide more detailed accounts of any part of this narrative, I would love to hear from you.
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HAPPY CANADA DAY
Happy Canada Day Happy Canada Day my fellow Canadians, come watch the
Ambient fireworks that burst forth from a smokey sky. The
Parks are peppered with red/white flags of valor, citizens eat
Piping hot dogs, french fries, and fluffy cotton candy treats.
You need to see it to believe it, so come watch the festivities and rock with
Canadian artists that take center stage with popular songs on demand.
Another year of celebration is at hand, freedom diversity unity as one. It's
National pride day, we are happy to live in this beautiful land
Adjourn with us plop down your lawn chair and sit for a while,
Dance, sing, raise your hands, celebrate and join the party.
At the end of day, by 1st of July, Canada makes it happen!
Dare to wear your most flamboyant clothes and goofy hats today
Amalgamate with your fellow citizens and celebrate the old fashioned way
You can hold hands, sing Oh Canada, or ask God to bless your land
She will for sure have an audience in Quebec, the Parti Quebecoise and Separatists have welcomed her with open arms, even thought the leader PK Peladeau claims to know nothing of his parties meetings and agendas. One could ask, what kind of leader is this?
She has claimed that our accepting of 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada is a grave mistake. She stated “the consequences could include accelerating the demands of religious minorities, such as providing space for prayer or the establishment of religious courts”. I can only assume she means Muslim prayer rooms as I have not seen her to be very outspoken about Christian prayer.
I have to assume she is also unaware than many Christian refugees are also being brought here to Canada from Syria.
I wonder if her family is multicultural as she seems to have more conflict within her whole family than all of France!
As she had her meetings here with like kind, I wonder if she should maybe meet some Native American Indians. They too might wish the immigrants to leave and I would bet they would toss her first on the boat back.
Now her racism and extremism is well known, her lack of education, maybe not so well known. The societies here she claims are in conflict, have been multicultural for hundreds of years. Canada was indeed formed, not on identity but a set of common values, often differing from those in Europe. So possibly she could in fact take a lesson from us here, and maybe go back home and preach more tolerance and understanding.
I should also point out, there is no right or wrong, and that societies may in fact do things differently, as long as the outcome is harmony, peace, well being, productivity, then all the better, for with diversity we discover these ends.
To compare our issues and problems in society with those of France is ridiculous. We have not the same borders, nor the same ethnic mix as those of Europe and France. Indeed there are serious issues and problems that need addressing, but these solutions will not be brought about by racists and attitudes of intolerance, no matter where this resonates from.
One may discuss the policies and needs of integration of all within society; however tolerance of all people is a necessity on all sides. It is within this framework, we shall find solutions, and not with the rants of extremists such as Marine le Pen or Donald Trump.
On closing, I would like to point out, there were some Quebecers there to protest her speaking here, and I commend them for standing up and speaking out against intolerance.
Marine Le Pen, Go Home!
OUI! la France
NON! Le Pen
Even the Parti Quebecois is backing off from all the backlash Marine Le Pen has been receiving, Thankfully she has no audience here!
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Hi there, the blog has been running for almost a year, and as you can see I try to keep up a few posts a month. More about poetry and fellow poets, but also about current events, social issues as well as art and music. I look forward to any suggestions from readers and fellow poets!