May 23, 2006

May 23-06: UN, Rights, Activists Networks' $$$

United Nations & Rights, Activists, Funding, Networks: Here we go again

Do check out the connections and the funding. You will hear more about activists from the MSM / CBC-leftist Liberal Propaganda Organ.

UN committee delivers harsh appraisal of Canada's social services Alexander Robillard, May 23, 06

Canada's employment insurance program leaves too many Canadians in the lurch, says a United Nations report that is equally harsh about several other areas of the country's social policy.

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights says it is concerned by the low number of unemployed workers who qualify for EI benefits.

"The Committee notes with concern that in 2001, only 39 per cent of unemployed Canadians were eligible for benefits,

[....] low eligibility rates among youth and migrant workers, female part-time workers and in provinces such as Ontario.

Earlier this month, representatives from Ottawa and the provinces travelled to Geneva, presenting a report outlining the country's adherence to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, of which it is a member. [....]

Search: federal transfer payments , Pierre-Louis Fortin-Legris , Montreal-based human rights group Ligue des droits et libertes , tool for community groups

Are the sex-trade workers covered by this?

U.N.: No Such Thing as Illegal Immigration Carl Limbacher and Staff, May 18, 06

The United Nations doesn't recognize the concept of illegal immigration - and refuses to use that term when referring to foreigners who flout U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border without documentation.

So says Eric Shawn, whose new book "The U.N. Exposed," blows the lid off the corrpution, double-dealing and anti-U.S. resentment that permeates the world body.

Activists, Kyoto, Tides Foundation & More

PM not trying to impress world but seeks solutions, says Rondi Adamson Rondi Adamson, May 21, 2006.

Ostensibly, the Kyoto Protocol is about the environment. In truth, it is about policy that would benefit certain countries (mostly European), over others (the United States). And joining appears to have no effect.

As a country that signed on to Kyoto, Canada's carbon dioxide emissions are now nearly 25 per cent greater than they were in 1990. [Do you suppose it happened since the Conservatives won the election Jan. 23, 06?]

We had agreed to reduce them to where they were 15 years ago.

The United States, on the other hand, has had a significantly smaller CO2 rate increase in the same time frame, without having signed on to Kyoto or been, to use another Suzuki quote, one of the "international good guys."

Whether the Liberals were misleading us about Kyoto, or just plain stupid, doesn't matter. They talked and accomplished nothing. The evidence suggests that Harper is being realistic. [. . . . ]

Environmentalists call on Ambrose to resign as chair of Kyoto talks -- Check the sources of funding for these environmental activists ... Note: the Tides Foundation, the UN's globalist (if they get to make the decisions) talking heads and Maurice Strong, etc. Dennis Bueckert, CP, May 10, 2006

Scroll down for more on John Bennett.

Canada has effectively abandoned the climate treaty and should not take part in the talks that open Monday in Bonn, said John Bennett of the Climate Action Network. "We are calling for Rona Ambrose to resign as president of the international negotiations," he told a news conference Wednesday. "It's the honourable thing to do.

[....] Under the UN system, the Canadian environment minister is chair of the talks .... to obtain commitments from developing countries, currently exempt from targets.

[....] Under Kyoto's terms, Canada is committed to a six per cent cut in greenhouse emissions from 1990 levels by 2012. Canada's emissions are now [25%? or] 30 per cent above 1990 levels. [which must have occurred in the last 100 days since Paul Martin told a different story]

[....] Matthew Bramley of the Pembina Institute .... through the purchase of international emissions credits. [Ah, Alberta should pay? ]

[....] Stephen Guilbeault of Greenpeace said the Conservatives are following the path of U.S. President George W. Bush, and isolating Canada from the rest of the world.

The crux of their trying to tie a Canadian PM to a US Republican President? Check whether there are ties that lead, eventually, to the US Democratic Party and leftists everywhere.

What do activists, leftists, Liberals and assorted hangers on stand to lose by a realistic look at climate change and what has occurred under successive Liberal governments? Control, power and monetary advantage? Power? What are the their political or other connections?

John Bennett: Presenter Biography pdf -- Why do the mainstream media not tell people of the "activist's" background? -- here

John Bennett - Senior Policy Advisor energy, Sierra Club of Canada and Executive Director, Climate Action Network of Canada (CANet)

Same source: other activists mentioned -- An Edmonton spokeswoman for the Sierra Club of Canada [ex-Liberal Min. Anne McLellan's bailiwick], Canadian Climate Action Network, Nashina Shariff of the Toxics Watch Society. Edmonton Journal, May 10, 06

Google search: "John Bennett, chair, Climate Action Network" -- Are these all the same group or network? Should media quoting these activists not make this clear? Particularly for those too busy earning a living to understand the connections? Instead, news reports treat them as though they were separate groups, which gives the idea that there are several different groups, not one network, after Rona Ambrose's head.

David Suzuki News April 12, 2006: Environmental groups urge Prime ...
David Coon, Chair Climate Action Network, 506 461-1023 ... John Bennett, Executive Director, Climate Action Network, 613 291-6888.

[SCC-issue-alerts] Climate Action Network: Letter to the Prime ...
Climate Action Network Tuesday, June 14, 2005 Dear Prime Minister Martin, The G8 meeting in Scotland is fast ... Sincerely, John Bennett Executive Director ...

The Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development [Who decides what is "appropriate"?]Ottawa - Members of the Canadian Climate Action Network/R é seau Action Climat - Canada ... John Bennett, Executive Director, CAN-RAC, 613 291-6888 ...

[PDF] Agenda Conference Notes Registration Form
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
Gathering 2003, the OEN Caucus Chairs have organized a. series of outstanding speakers and sessions ... John Bennett (Climate Action Network) will lead a ...

Memory Lane: Missing link(s) - Liberals' Technology Partnerships Canada

FHTR June 28, 2005: Hansard, TPC, Audit, Secrecy & the Missing Link, Other links to TPC & ZENON, Bombardier & More

... information that had been available on a government website had disappeared -- and this is not the first time this has happened.[....] Whoever controls the website and the documents determines the history.

What I found interesting--if you skim down--is that the usual company names pop up: ZENON ( Check Maurice Strong), RIM (Check NTP patent or copyright problem), Bombardier . . . even something to benefit CSL, and more.

Why are the taxpayers of Canada funding a company, ZENON, pursuing business in China?Or is this not significant? Is anything else being shared with China in other TPC agreements? Was any lobbyist paid to help get agreements?

[....] Background: Hansard and news articles

Hansard June 27, 2005: Technology Partnerships Canada
[no link]

Mr. James Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc, CPC): Mr. Speaker, last week I searched the Technology Partnerships Canada website for a list of current repayments of the more than $2.7 billion that has been loaned out. There was a link, but it did not work.

Today the link on the TPC website to the repayment schedule has been erased completely, as if it was never there in the first place. Why did Industry Canada remove the link to the list of TPC repayments? What is the minister trying to hide?

Hon. David Emerson (Minister of Industry, Lib.): . . . I am unaware of. . . .

Mr. James Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc, CPC): Mr. Speaker, this vanishing link to repayments is a classic example of the mismanagement and secrecy that surrounds this whole program. They did the same thing when we asked about job creation figures. They removed that from the website. [.... Is it possible that Mr. Emerson chose to leave the Liberals for a good reason?]


The above led to a Google search for "Technology Partnerships Canada" -- first from that department's own website.

Technology Partnerships Canada [Created: 2005-06-23 Updated: 2005-06-27 ]
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[....] Government of Canada Invests in Clean Heavy Oil Recovery Technology
Calgary, Alberta April 1, 2005

This Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) investment is part of a $44.7-million development and demonstration project being undertaken by Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. of Calgary. The WHITESANDS pilot project will field demonstrate Petrobank’s patented THAI™ (Toe-to-Heel Air Injection) heavy oil recovery process in the Christina Lake area, south of Fort McMurray.

Search: Accounting News , audit , Petrobank , "aerial fumigation campaign" in Columbia , hydrogen economy , enables use in the harshest of environments , for use in the F-35 aircraft being produced by Lockheed Martin , fighter jets , ZENON to install its technology for Olympic Village -- China's Olympic Village for 2008 , air traffic management products

Canada–Finland Collaboration [Finland? See below a related post]

Remote Sensing Technology Geomatics


Finland-related ... among other things: FHTR May 18, 2006: Memory Lane & Questions

No wonder the Kyoto and arts activists / networks and those who had a close relationship to Liberal government(s) are unhappy ...... Like the media, they don't have the close ties to the new Conservative government and some of them comment to the media, which should reveal these close relationships, where it is relevant.

Exceptional lineup of Canadians to accompany Governor General on State visits to Russia, Finland and Iceland September 10, 2003

QUEBEC CITY– Denys Arcand, Maurice Strong, Mary Simon, Peter Irniq, Roméo Dallaire, Yann Martel, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Arthur Erickson, Édouard Lock, Bob Rae, Jane Urquhart, Measha Brueggergosman, Michael Ondaatje ...These are just some of the prominent Canadians who will showcase Canada as a modern northern nation as they accompany Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul on State visits to the Russian Federation, the Republic of Finland and the Republic of Iceland from September 23 to October 15, 2003.

[....] The official delegation accompanying the Governor General will be led by Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion in Russia and [ex] Environment Minister David Anderson in Finland and Iceland, [....] Governor General and John Ralston Saul have invited leaders of northern communities and scientists, authors and architects, filmmakers and fishers, artists and academics, and musicians and environmentalists [....]

There is much more to read, with links.

Memory Lane: Activists, Leftists and Tides ... Tides Foundation's national organization

Teresa Heinz Kerry: Bag Lady for the Radical Left Ben Johnson,, February 13, 2004

[....] Teresa Heinz Kerry has financed the secretive Tides Foundation to the tune of more than $4 million over the years. The Tides Foundation, a “charity” established in 1976 by antiwar leftist activist Drummond Pike, distributes millions of dollars in grants every year to political organizations advocating far-Left causes. The Tides Foundation and its closely allied Tides Center, which was spun off from the Foundation in 1996 but run by Drummond Pike, distributed nearly $66 million in grants in 2002 alone. In all, Tides has distributed more than $300 million for the Left. These funds went to rabid antiwar demonstrators, anti-trade demonstrators, domestic Islamist organizations, pro-terrorists legal groups, environmentalists, abortion partisans, extremist homosexual activists and open borders advocates.

[....] Since that time, the local branch has tirelessly pushed an anti-business agenda in the name of “preserving the environment.” However, it is the Tides Foundation’s national organization whose connections are most disconcerting.


The Tides Foundation [national organization] is a major source of revenue for some of the most extreme groups on the Left. Tides allows donors to anonymously contribute money .... “Anonymity is very important to most of the people we work with.” That becomes understandable when one views the list of Tides grant recipients. And who are the beneficiaries of this money?

The Antiwar Movement

[....] ... Indymedia ... “alternate media coverage.” ... bulletin board ... provided a vital link for radical activists often with violent agendas to coordinate their protests. [....]

The Institute for Global Communications [....]

The Islamist Front

... 9/11 Fund ... New York Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project to protect the rights of homosexual Arabs. The Foundation replaced the 9/11 Fund with the “Democratic Justice Fund,” which was established with the aid of George Soros’ Open Society Institute. .... seeks to ease restrictions on Muslim immigration to the United States, particularly from countries designated by the State Department as “terrorist nations.”

... Council for American Islamic Relations [CAIR] ... opposes and demonizes American efforts to fight terrorism .... defended terrorist “charities”

The Antiwar Movement

The Legal Matrix [e.g. Lynne Stewart , William Kunstler, defender of the Chicago 8, and Arthur Kinoy , Communist Party]

[....] And modern heroes, dare I mention? Ho and Mao and Lenin, Fidel and Nelson Mandela and John Brown, Che Guevara

[....] Tides’ Peace Strategies Fund ... Center for Constitutional Rights .... William Kunstler, defender of the Chicago 8, and Arthur Kinoy .... Communist Party USA

[...] Alliance for Justice, a group dedicated to stopping Bush judicial appointees .... Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and the Asian Law Caucus.

Environmental Extremism

[.... ] the Ruckus Society .... [A]dvocates for environmentalist measures that have helped put holes in the Rust Belt’s economy.

Tides money has also squashed free speech. Thanks to complaints generated by the Tides-funded Environmental Working Group, ABC cancelled a John Stossel piece exposing the misleading nature of environmental advocacy in public elementary schools.

Greenpeace is a well-known Tides grant recipient. Greenpeace is best known for its illegal actions, endangering humans in order to make a point about the environment. Tides gave Greenpeace a quarter of a million dollars over ten years.

[....] Earth Island Institute ....

[....] One never needs to search very far to find connections between a leftist foundation and extreme advocacy groups. Teresa Heinz Kerry, George Soros, Bill Moyers and the Ford Foundation fund the Tides Foundation/Center; Tides funds the National Lawyers Guild, CAIR, and United for Peace and Justice; those organizations then unite in fluid coalitions to protest against their common political enemies (Republicans). Ultimately, their representatives end up on Bill Moyers' PBS programs or active within the Democratic campaigns of their fundraisers. [....]

They seem to have come to Canada.


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