The May edition of REALITY, the publication of REAL Women, reported that the Quebec feminist group, Federation des femmes du Quebec (FFQ), which had its federal funding withdrawn by the Harper government in 2010, has been funded once again since Justin Trudeau’s Liberals regained power. They have given FFQ $1,986,270. REALITYreports that in January, the Canadian Press reported that FFQ has just 600 individual members (and 300 associate organizations, including many unions and feminist outfits). The FFQ Trust Fund has charitable status, and since 2014 it has raised just under $500,000 in donations, meaning that at least 80 per cent of its funding comes from the government; the provincial government also provides funding for the FFQ. The FFQ’s current president, Gabrielle Bouchard, is a self-identified transgender woman, having been born a man. In 2018, Bouchard said that the state should require all males to undergo vasectomies upon turning 18 years of age. In January, Bouchard mused about banning heterosexual relationships, although an apology followed a threat by the provincial government to rescind it’s annual $120,000 grant. But there was nary a word from the federal Minister of Women and Gender. Equality, Maryam Monsef.
Alex Schadenberg, executive director of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, and editorial advisory board member of The Interim, has issued a dire warning: Canada is on track to become the “worst” suicide jurisdiction in the world. In a recent conversation with Interimcolumnist and CLC Youth Coordinator, Josie Luetke, Schadenberg warned that the Trudeau government’s Bill C-7 will further expand euthanasia in Canada, allowing those who are not able to give proper consent (those suffering from dementia, for example) to be euthanized. Bill C-7, introduced in February, follows from a Quebec court decision last September that ruled that prevailing Canadian legislation was too restrictive. Schadenberg is the co-producer of the blockbuster film Fatal Flaws: Legalizing Assisted Deathscreened to over a thousand people during the Virtual National March for Life, and is available on YouTube.
According to Wikipedia, a country’s foreign policy consists of “self-interest strategies chosen by the state to safeguard its national interests and to achieve goals within its international relations milieu.” A country uses strategic approaches to interact with other countries and to protect its own citizens. For example, the four main objectives of U.S. foreign policy are the protection of the United States and its citizens and allies; the assurance of continuing access to international resources and markets; the preservation of a balance of power in the world; and the protection of human rights and democracy. Compare that with Canada’s foreign policy. In June 2017, in the House of Commons, Chrystia Freeland, then foreign affairs minister and presently deputy Prime Minister, told the House that Canadian values include “feminism and the promotion of the rights of women and girls,” so that the world will be “safer and more prosperous.” She included the “right to safe and accessible abortions.” declaring proudly that “these rights are at the core of our foreign policy.” She added that promoting global LGBTQ rights are included in Canada’s “foreign policy.” In this speech in the House, she also delivered the main reason that the Trudeau government is pursuing a two-year term on the U.N. Security Council: “It is our role to set a standard for how states should treat women, gays and lesbians, transgendered people, racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious minorities, and, of course, indigenous people.” Freeland continued: “We seek this (Security Council) seat because we wish to be heard, and we are safer and more prosperous when more of the world shares Canadian values.” Canada has given hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars toward the above stated goals, sacrificing thousands of unborn lives both within Canada and in countries for which Canada gave funding for abortions, and diminishing Canada’s role in international affairs and the protection of authentic human rights.
On May 6, Global Affairs Canada released a Statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-Responsiveness in the COVID-19 Crisis. Led by a coalition of Nordic countries, the European Union and Canada, 59 nations signed the agreement. Those countries that did not sign the Statement include the United States, Poland, Hungary, Malta, Israel, Brazil, Chile, most of the Central American countries, Muslim countries in the Middle East, and 47 of the 54 African countries. A second policy which competes with the main Statement “recognizes national prerogatives when it comes to sexual and reproductive health,” sponsored by Algeria, Red China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Zambia. Several key elements of the Statement signed by Canada show the true thrust of this global aim. (Substitute the word ‘abortion’ wherever the words ‘reproductive health’ appear.) “Funding sexual and reproductive health and rights should remain a priority to avoid a rise in maternal and newborn mortality, increased unmet need for contraception, and an increased number of unsafe abortions and sexually transmitted infections … we (the undersigned) recommit to providing all women and girls of reproductive age with reproductive health commodities … We call on all governments around the world to ensure full and unimpeded access to all sexual and reproductive health services…” Obianuju Ekeocha of Culture of Life Africa told Life Site Newsthat the statement signed by the 59 nations is “unconscionable. “In most African countries,” she explained, “many communities are unable to have access to the most basic human needs such as food, water and medicine …Every human life is precious and so should be protected at every stage and phase of development.”
On May 17, the Trudeau government issued a statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, signed by Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne; Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade Mary Ng; and Minister of International åDevelopment Katrina Gould. They said: “On this International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Canada stands with members of the LGBTQ2 communities, at home and abroad, to reaffirm their fundamental right to be treated equally, and with dignity and respect. No one should be subjected to discrimination or violence based on sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.” They noted, “In addition to our work at home to advance LGBTQ2 rights, Canada continues to be a global leader in defending these rights by making them a central pillar of its foreign policy and through multilateral organizations, such as the Equal Rights Coalition – the first intergovernmental coalition promoting LGBTQ2 rights, globally.” It committed Canada to seek “inclusive and gender-responsive provisions in its free trade agreements so that they benefit all Canadians, including LGBTQ2 people.” And taking pandering to special interests to a new level, the ministers state: “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on LGBTQ2 people, and we must ensure that such vulnerable and marginalized communities are not attacked and discriminated against under the cover of public health. We condemn the hate speech directed towards them in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Of course, it provided no examples of pandemic-related hate speech aimed toward self-identified LGBTQ2 individuals. A cynic might be tempted to point out that during Justin Trudeau’s recent trip to Africa, meant to shore up support for Canada’s bid for a Security Council seat, the Prime Minister was conspicuously silent on the anti-LGBQT+ laws in countries he visited.
He has been described as a porn baron, porn magnate, pornography tycoon, supplier of erotica, champion of the benefits of social marketing, one of the world’s leading purveyors of “adult entertainment,” and a big supplier of contraceptives to the developing world. His name is Phil Harvey, founder of DKT International, a “social marketing organization providing contraceptives and HIV/AIDS prevention.” But DKT is much more than that. Its Twitter page shows that it ensures that “safe abortion methods and contraceptive products” are available worldwide, with an emphasis on developing countries, especially those in Africa. Harvey was planning this ghoulish business during university days, and, following graduation, teamed up with classmate Tim Black to found PHE, a “family planning pioneer” designed to distribute “adult products in the sex education field.” To carry out their “mission,” PHE created Adam & Eve (A&E), described as “America’s biggest mail-order and on-line retailer of sexual toys and pornographic films.” Today its sales are worth a reported $10 billion annually. But Harvey was not done yet. He and Black also founded Marie Stopes International (MSI), the U.K.-based abortion conglomerate. In 2013 Harvey relinquished the responsibility of running DKT, but has continued to actively finance and push the porn/abortion/contraception business. Harvey is on the board of Mary Stopes International – the second largest abortion group in the world — and the American abortion chain Carafem. But as Lila Rose’s Live Action points out, he doesn’t just “sit” on boards; he gives these organizations millions of dollars annually, which he earns from his billion-dollar mail-order company A&E. To provide a modicum of respectability, A&E also funds American Heart Association and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, among others. Carafem, mentioned above, is part of Telabortion, to provide women with “do-it-yourself” abortion pills following an on-line “consultation” with a medical professional. It is well-known that pornography is linked not only with contraception and abortion, but also with sex-trafficking. Sounds like a swell guy.
The Daily Mailreported that in the United Kingdom, “Transgender prisoners have carried out seven sex attacks on women in jail,” as “Official figures show for the first time the true scale of offending by criminals who were born male but were allowed to move into female jails after changing genders.” Since 2016, male prisoners have been allowed to move to women’s prisons in England and Wales if they identify as female. One year after the policy was instituted by the Theresa May government, a convicted rapist who identified as a woman was moved to HMP New Hall and proceeded to rape two women inmates. The prisoner, who now goes by the name Karen White, dresses as a woman but is still biologically male because he has not undergone sex-reassignment surgery. White was sentenced to life in jail with the judge finding the convicted rapist “highly manipulative.” The Ministry of Justice reports that the trans women represents less than one per cent of the female jail population but commit 5.6 per cent of reported sexual assaults. The Ministry of Justice did not know if any of the trans perpetrators were punished for their sexual assaults while in state custody. After the White case, the Ministry of Justice developed a new policy in which “specific risk factors … must be considered where they might impact on other prisoners.” Yet, the Daily Mailfound through a Freedom of Information Act search, that an “increasing numbers of trans prisoners are being allowed to move to women’s jails.” In 2018, five requests were granted; in 2019, seven were. Nicola Williams, director of campaign group Fair Play for Women, said in response to the official statistics: “These new figures are another red flag warning us about something everyone knows: Allowing males into female prisons is dangerous for women.” Anyone but a pro-trans ideologue would have known as much.
As we reported last month, Hungary remains firm in its defense of the family. It has clashed once again with the EU by refusing to ratify a Council of Europe human rights treaty, called the Istanbul Convention. Hungary’s Parliament voted overwhelmingly in May to reject the new proposals of the convention which promote gender ideology and because its gender-based asylum measures promote illegal immigration, both of which are contrary to Hungary’s Constitution. The government said that it would have signed the document if it had stuck to its original premise of protecting women from violence.
The official Twitter feed of the United Nations offered up a big ol’ helping of political correctness in May, stating: “Help create a more equal world by using gender-neutral language if you’re unsure about someone’s gender or are referring to a group.” It then advises to use the following terms: police officer (instead of policeman), legislator (congressman), family name (maiden name), spouse (husband/wife), workforce (manpower), owner (landlord), representative (businessman), humankind (mankind). The UN has 12.5 million followers on Twitter but the tweet received just 7000 likes.