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C3RF in 2018 - a busy year in review
It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day activities and miss the forest for the trees. I found myself thinking this as I cast my mind back over the past year of C3RF activities. It has been a remarkable year with C3RF acting on several fronts to preserve the birthright of each and every Canadian – their individual and fundamental Charter Rights and Freedoms. C3RF successes have been many and are especially noteworthy. This, as they have taken place in an environment characterized by opposition from both high-level national and global authorities. Let’s take a look.
Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage tables its M-103 Report – C3RF reacts
The month of February saw the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage issue its long awaited “Final Report” on “Taking Action Against Systemic Racism And Religious Discrimination Including Islamophobia”. The Report was remarkable in that it cherry-picked “expert” witness testimony to arrive at pre-determined conclusions regarding a rising tide of systemic racism and religious hatred, including Islamophobia, across the land. These findings flew in the face of many authoritative and well-reasoned arguments that found such claims to be exaggerated and unfounded - even as the term “Islamophobia” was identified as ambiguous and capable of providing dangerous cover to one religion over all others in Canada.
C3RF was quick off the mark to issue its own testimony-based report that challenged and refuted the Heritage Committee’s findings. This report dug deep into all testimony and found that available statistics did not support the claim of widespread racism and religious discrimination. Indeed, expert witnesses indicated that the only discrimination being propagated was by “regulation and governmental design” as secular ideologies were being used to push religious viewpoints out of the public square. It is interesting to note that the C3RF dissenting report was unique in that it stood alone as an in-depth analysis of the Heritage Committee’s M-103 Report.
Call for “Day of Remembrance and Action Against Islamophobia” – C3RF reacts
One of the recommendations to come out of the Heritage Committee report was to memorialize the anniversary of the Quebec City mosque attack of January, 2017. C3RF saw this as a misguided initiative that could easily be interpreted to support the notion that Canadians are, by-and-large, religious haters. Nothing could be further from the truth and the organization issued petitions and initiated letter-writing campaigns to disabuse the government of proceeding with such a misinformed project. These ministrations were successful and the day against “Islamophobia” was nixed – for now!
M-103 “non-Bill” results in $millions to controversial organizations – C3RF reacts
The Liberal Government’s response to the M-103 Final Report mimicked the Heritage Committee’s blanket acceptance of the “Systemic racism” and “religious discrimination – including Islamophobia” screed. Accordingly and in stark contrast to assurances that M-103 “was not a Bill”, it moved to assign $23 million over two years to initiatives that included the fight against Islamophobia. Who needs a “Bill” and related debate to distribute tax payer funds when a “motion” will suffice? Problem is, the disbursement of some of these considerable funds, as announced by MP Iqra Khalid, included the funding of organizations mired in allegations of support to terrorist operations.
C3RF and Tom Quiggin, a court-qualified expert on terrorism, picked up on this startling development and saw a national security issue in the offing. Mr. Quiggin, for his part, initiated a formal complaint with the RCMP. C3RF, for its part, followed through with the initiation of letter-writing campaigns. These complementary measures were successful and resulted in attention being drawn to the RCMP’s handling of this issue. Additionally, the matter is now being taken up by the Office of the Auditor General for consideration.
Single mother of two-year old taken to B.C. Human Rights Tribunal – C3RF reacts
Shelah Poyer was a young single mother making her way through life as a self-employed aesthetician. Her life was turned upside down when she apologetically refused “waxing services” to a trans-woman presenting as a male with related genitalia. Didn't matter that she was neither trained nor equipped to do so, she was forced into the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal bureaucracy to explain herself and face possible punishment. C3RF moved quickly to establish and coordinate defensive measures with her legal representatives and other supportive organizations. In the end, charges were dropped by the plaintiff as public interest gained traction.
By way of other legal proceedings, C3RF continues to track the Madeline Weld/ Valerie Price v Ottawa Public Library (OPL) case. Recall this case had its start in November, 2017 when the OBL accepted, then refused, to show the documentary “Killing Europe”. Maddie and Val are both founding members of C3RF and we are looking to support their efforts in this matter as much as we can – with your support of course. The wheels of justice are grinding very slowly on this one but be assured that we will keep you updated on any progress.
Statistics Canada moves to access your personal banking data – C3RF reacts
The fall time frame saw our own Statistics Canada move to abscond with the personal financial data information of 500,000 Canadians – per year. C3RF was quick to initiate a “Call your banker” initiative that saw many complain over the erosion of their Charter Right to protection from unreasonable search and seizure. How is it that a government organization could so easily search and seize such critical personal information? The exercise was successful as StatsCan found itself besieged with follow-on complaints from banks across the nation. The whole gambit is now on hold. More to come we are sure!
Canada signs on to the Global Compact on Migration – C3RF reacts
As the year comes to a close it is the Global Compact on Migration (GCM) that ties all of C3RF’s concerns together into one focal point. As a contingent part of one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) associated with the U.N.’s “Agenda 2030”, the Compact speaks to well orchestrated efforts to replace national governance systems with one that is global in reach and re-distributionist in nature. It is becoming clear now that the M-103 run on free speech, the gender identity and expression attack on freedom of religion and conscience, the erosion of national security and the right to security of the person through ill-advised refugee policies and the attack on freedom from unreasonable search and seizure are all connected. They can all be seen as dots in a matrix spun by the U.N.’s “Agenda 2030”.
C3RF was early off the mark in warning Canadians of the threat posed by the GCM. This threat is multi-faceted and encompasses both national security and sovereignty concerns along with the diminishment of individual rights and freedoms. In the case of the former, migration becomes a “human right” deserving of overriding national sovereignty considerations. In the case of the latter, the establishment of regular “pathways” to migration and locally approved “sanctuary cities” requires that dissension and criticism of such policies be “quelled”.
C3RF was the first to shake the GCM tree thereby transforming this quiet, under-the-radar project into one that is ringing alarm bells around the world. With your help through petitions, letter-writing campaigns and rallies that have turned into weekly affairs, C3RF is at the forefront of pushing back on this bald-faced attack on your rights and freedoms.
Ongoing operations and trends
To be sure, although the Global Compact on Migration has been signed and is now admitted to be binding, C3RF will continue fighting it into the new year. After all, this fight will inform the “ballot-box” question of next year’s federal election. That question will ask you if your nation-based, representative government should be replaced by one that derives its authority from politically correct narratives and ideologies. As you weigh your decision, consider the fact that a new U.N. master would be made up of some 196 nations, more than half of which are led by repressive regimes. Of these repressive regimes, over half are compliant with, or informed by, sharia law. We are truly in a fight for the soul of Canada. It seems now, as we cast back, that M-103 was just the first domino set to fall in the cause of making Canada a “post-national state”. Look to the year 2019 to stop further dominoes from falling.
In helping with this fight, consider signing this petition. It calls for a referendum on Canada’s withdrawal from the GCM. Your signature will result in a related email being sent directly to petition addressees. Please review, consider and sign. Another petition that requires your attention is that being sponsored by Maxime Bernier of the People’s Party of Canada. Additional signatures to Petition E-1906, which calls for opposing the GCM, will send a clear message that Canada needs to withdraw from the disastrous, sovereignty and free speech-crushing Global Compact on Migration.
We need your continued support - if C3RF is to continue to react
Please note that efforts aimed at preserving the fundamental rights and freedoms of Canadians are not without cost. For those of you who have recently contributed to our coffers, thank you very much. We cannot continue to operate and progress such initiatives without such aid. The funds you so generously donate go directly into campaigning, events, bookkeeping, technology costs and legal advice. When these basic services are met, we use excess funding to assist other groups in advancing the cause of Canadian individual rights within a strong and free Canada. We also contribute to related legal proceedings and charitable activities when able. Please consider a one-time donation or a monthly contribution. Monthly donations, no matter how small, even $5/month, help us plan our finances in advance and provide us with greater flexibility.
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In the meantime, as I will not be with you until next month, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Major Russ Cooper (Ret'd)