Posts Tagged ‘charities directorate’

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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Categories: Charity, Environment, Law, People, Politics

Blake on the Huffington Post: New Counter-Terrorism Strategy Overlooks Most Obvious Breeding Ground

February 20th, 2012 by admin

“What I found most intriguing about Canada’s new Counter-Terrorism Strategy is that it did not once refer to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Nor is CRA referred to in the strategy’s “Annex A: Roles and Responsibilities Relating to Counter-terrorism” which lists 20 agencies that play a role in counter-terrorism. CRA is absent from the document entirely.

This omission is striking because CRA is well-positioned to be on the frontlines of the Canadian counter-terrorism movement.”

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Categories: Charity, People, Politics, Religion, Terrorism