Friday 21 April 2017

Rarely is the question asked: [What] Is our children learning?*

Back here, we reported on the success of ARCC's latest research/data mining project that resulted in the shutting down of federal summer job grants to antichoice organizations.

These grants were made under the Canada Summer Jobs program which has specific criteria.

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.

Canada Summer Jobs:

• provides work experiences for students
• supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
• recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

Anti-choice gangs -- including fake clinics -- have been bilking it for years, but the ARCC report highlighted some of the biggest scammers.

So, let's have a look at what these people were training young people to do with our dough.

Here's Campaign Lie. (Scroll down to "Summer Student Internship.")

The summer internship program run by Campaign Life Coalition and The Interim Newspaper [Catholic rag] is designed to challenge and reward a select number of students with a unique opportunity to work full-time in the pro-life movement. This internship is designed to shape and form future leaders by providing them with an in-depth opportunity to become active in the largest and oldest pro-life organization in Canada.

Oh great. Canada, a feminist and pro-choice country, pays to have "future leaders" undermine the human rights of half its population.

Now the Fetal Gore Gang, aka Canadian Centre for Bioethical [ptui] Reform. For the click-averse, here is big chunk of its pitch in all it giddiness over shoving gory signs in peoples' faces.

Are you passionate for pre-born babies and want to spare them death from abortion? Do you want to do something to achieve that? Are you considering pro-life work as a career and need a discernment opportunity? If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, you should consider CCBR's Summer Internship program—a life-saving and life-changing experience for you and those you impact!

CCBR's Summer Internship is an incredible opportunity to improve your personal conversation skills and help you grow as a leader in the rapidly expanding pro-life movement. By the end of the summer, you will be among the most well-trained and effective pro-life activists in the country.

There are two main areas of focus during the internship, namely training and activism. Training is provided by our team of cutting edge speakers, and will involve not only pro-life apologetics, but also pro-life strategy, leadership, fundraising, public speaking, conflict resolution, and team building. To supplement the presentations, we will also study various books and documentaries that will develop a holistic understanding of our culture and how we can end the killing of pre-born children.

The second area of focus—activism—will give you an opportunity to develop conversation and engagement skills while having a profound impact on the conscience of our nation. You will work on the front lines in projects such as the postcarding project, the banner project, “Choice” Chain, and more. Our public outreach has already impacted the lives of millions of Canadians, saving many lives and changing countless minds on the issue of abortion.
More leaders for a rights-denying movement.

I found this bit amusing. "Salary: Your total salary for the summer will be $7,000 with payment received on a bi-weekly basis. You are responsible to fundraise $3,000 of that amount before the internship begins."

Translation: "We can scam the government for only so much. You'll have to pony up the rest."

So, we had been wondering what the fetus freaks were doing with our money. As we can see, they're making a mockery of a well-intentioned program for youth, cynically milking it to undermine Canadian Values (of the right kind, not the Kellie Leitch perversions.)

We must keep the pressure on Minister of Employment, Patty Hadju, and Minister for Youth, Feminist™ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to ensure these groups and none espousing similar ends EVER get another red cent of taxpayers' money. And also to audit the groups identified by ARCC to see what they actually did with the dough.

* Title is number 3 on "The Top 25 Bushisms of All Time" from Slate.

UPDATE: Fetus freaks finally react to yanking of federal funds to anti-choice scammers. Personalize it to Trudeau's action. Deny ARCC's critical work. Call it "politicizing a simple jobs program." Hahahahaha. Who did that now?

Monday 17 April 2017


Based on research done by volunteers* for Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, one media outlet reported on a federal Canada Summer Jobs grant of over $56,000 going to the Fetal Gore Gang last year.

While literally hundreds of anti-choice outfits are milking this program, what made this news was the size and the MP. MPs apparently have a great deal of say on what gets funded in their ridings.

And this one was facilitated by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid.

Wait. Liberal? Member of the so-called feminist Liberal government of Canada?



The next day, iPolitics followed up.
The report prompted the government to announce that no Liberal MPs would be allowed to allocate money to such groups this year. On Thursday, however, a government source said Employment Minister Patty Hajdu is looking at ways to make certain all funding decisions made by MPs through the program reflect the views of a pro-choice government.

That is a MASSIVE WIN for pro-choice forces in Canada!

iPolitics made further use of ARCC research.
Over the past five years, roughly $3.5 million in summer job grants has been allocated to anti-abortion groups through the program — most of the money coming from Conservative MPs but some grants in the $2,000-$3,000 range being allocated by Scarborough-Guildwood Liberal MP John McKay, who is known to oppose abortion.

Which we also reported on.

So, while we laud iPolitics for taking up the story, their coverage under-reported the egregious and disgusting activities of the recipient of this handsome gift of our dough.

The Fetal Gore Gang, or as they prefer to style themselves, the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform, has been the subject of many, many blogposts here.

These are the sick puppies who seek to shock and shame with gory, inaccurate, and misleading images on bus ads (Peterborough successfully and Grande Prairie unsuccessfully), postcards shoved in mailboxes during the last election, dangerous banner drops over highways, etc.

So, while MP Khalid made a HUGE mistake, she sort of did us a favour by choosing one of the most hateful gangs out there. One that is very hard to defend as a bunch a kindly volunteer grannies seeking to gently dissuade pregnant people from exercising their constitutional rights.

We're waiting for the predictable SHRIEEEKING from the fetus freaks and will update.

*ARCC volunteers. This WIN is 99.9% down to Kathy Dawson (aka @blueskies at Twitter), quoted in the iPolitics stories. She is simply awesome. And a scary broad NOT to be pissed off. :-)