These were "anti-racism" grantrepreneurs -- people who had to hustle,
every year, to liberate $50,000 or $75,000 from this government agency or that one, to keep going.They were what economists call "rent-seekers" -- or what Ayn Rand called "moochers and looters".
Echoing a commenter on his blog - Don't hold back Ezra. Let us know how you really feel!
... a permanent court of race-hustlers and beggars -- and even bigots. And all of them were living off the government teat.
CRRF's executive director, Ayman Al-Yassini ... an ethno-bureaucrat with a big budget, immune from Parliamentary accountability because it's already in his endowment fund.
... a different breed: a hundred low-budget racial "consultants" who care more about their perks [and]...pet projects ...
Jason Kenney was there in his role as Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity. He gave a speech which was ‘courteously’ received:
And the good news:
Why had there been no heckles from the hard-left crowd when Kenney spoke?
Why had the foundation's directors and staff been so obsequious to Kenney?
Because they all depended on Kenney and his department for their grants and hand-outs.
... his department's grants have fallen from $18 million last year to $10That’s a decent start, Jason. Lop off $10 million more and that job’s done.
million this year. That's a lot of junkets, conferences -- and $2,000 suits --
gone missing from the "anti-racism" movement.
It occurs to me that Jason Kenney holds one of those government positions for which it’s blatantly obvious that the Minister’s primary mission should be to completely eliminate his own organization.