Interesting! I didn’t know that, courtesy of Paul Martin Jr, Canadian taxpayers donated $30,000,000 towards the promotion of global socialism. BlackBerry maker RIM co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazardis did the same.
Peter Foster follows this trail in his National Post column this morning. The donations went to the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) on whose board sat the shadowy Maurice Strong who is linked to Paul Martin through Paul Desmarais’ Power Corp. Mr. Foster reminds us that Mo Strong is associated with the following lovely ideas:
Sounds like Mo subscribes to the Suzuki school of economics. Or is it the other way around?
... economic growth is a "disease"
...[Strong’s] "Earth Charter" .... a "shared positive vision ... for anti-capitalism"
Louise Frechette, former U.N. deputy secretary-general, was also recruited by CIGI. Frechette, along with Strong, is linked to the U.N. oil-for-food kickback scandal. Mr. Foster notes:
Yet another prominent Canadian joining CIGI is Liberal "roader" Paul Heinbecker:
She [Frechette] was described by the Wall Street Journal as "incompetent [at best]."
....former U.N. ambassador, whose claims to fame include a leading role in negotiating Canada’s disastrous Kyoto commitments.>Mr. Foster provides some skinny on CIGI via its IGLOO Project website which included documents covering:
Apparently Jim Balsillie is quite enamored by CIGI’s megalomaniacal visions of global governance. Which is not just a little ironic given that he has just been forced to step down as RIM CEO because he failed to comprehend corporate regulations governing stock options.
... a series of lectures on Marxism.
..."the injustices of global capitalism."
...a speech by Fidel Castro
Peter Foster is rightly disillusioned by the fact that so many businessmen (capitalists in practice) like Balsillie seem to hold a fascination for seriously anti-capitalistic thinking:
...you probaly couldn’t find a businessman to support capitalism. MostInteresting ....and depressing.
prefer ....to be "educated by their enemies."