Posts Tagged ‘Blake Bromley’

Blake Awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

October 15th, 2012 by Benefic

For his dedicated service to his peers, to his community and to Canada, our own Blake Bromley has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal commemorates the 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne and honours “significant contributions and achievements by Canadians”.

To read more about the medal, click here.

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Blake on the Huffington Post: Harper Cuts Down Rights Like They’re Trees

May 17th, 2012 by Benefic

“On a day when many were celebrating the 30th anniversary of the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Stephen Harper’s government was almost silent on the topic. The press highlighted the Charter’s global significance with headlines like “The Charter proves to be Canada’s gift to world”. Meanwhile, Ottawa diverted attention away from Canada’s signal achievement of enacting constitutional legislation to protect the rights and freedoms of individual Canadians by choosing the Charter’s 30th birthday as the date to announce legislation that will drastically reduce the number of regulatory agencies that exist to protect the environment in which individual Canadians enjoy their rights and freedoms.”

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Blake on the Huffington Post: We Don’t Want No Foreign Funding

April 10th, 2012 by admin

“Press reports have expressed outrage over the fact that, through measures like those found in the budget, the federal government is seeking to block funding to environmental charities and intimidate them into silence on controversial issues in Canada. CRA will receive an additional $8 million to carry out new audits to enforce these provisions.

On April 2, the Director General of Charities Directorate published a message making it clear that these provisions do not apply only to environmental charities. She wrote: “As the rules relating to political activity apply to all registered charities, the CRA’s educational and compliance efforts in this regard will extend to the charitable sector as a whole.”

In my opinion, the transparency requirements obligating charities to disclose funding from foreign sources will have a much greater impact on Muslim and other religious charities than on environmental charities. Though the initial focus may be on environmental funding, there is little doubt that in due course the government’s attention will move to transparency with regard to foreign money coming into Canadian mosques and Muslim humanitarian charities.”

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Categories: Charity, Politics, Religion