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From: Mrs. Stanley
Date: 17/01/2013 6:55:02 PM
Subject: [eaglewatch] Imperial Minions, Transparent Rednecks and Dirty Drawers
From the Eagle Watch
January 17, 2013
Note the date of this piece!!
Imperial Minions, Transparent Rednecks and Dirty Drawers
January 11, 2012
Imagine someone coming into your home to inspect for cleanliness and
write a report for his boss. He makes notes on the number of chairs you
have, what you do with your garbage, if anyone is sick and many other
things. This is the kind of information in the Indian agents' reports to
Ottawa about the various Indigenous people they were responsible for as
"wards of the Crown".
One agent actually stated, "They are improving in sanitation, the
majority now keeping their houses and surroundings clean, also having
regular weekly washings of underclothing." Note#1
The mentality reflected in such arrogance can be found throughout the
record and has not changed one iota. It is carried on today in the
unmistakable tone of articles, reports and speeches such as those
discussed in this report.
The Canadian Gov recently introduced a bill to legislate, First Nations
Financial Transparency Act. NOTE#2 They were under pressure from
elements who think that band council chiefs make too much money. They
say they want to eliminate corruption in Native communities. Sounds more
like they want to eliminate native communities and Native people period.
If they want to look for corruption, they could look at their own
colonial governments who have a long history of corruption, theft, fraud
and criminal behaviour.
Another bill by former chief of Kamloops First Nation Manny Jules, is
the First Nations Property Ownership Act intended to "transform" the way
Indigenous own community land. Ultimately, it will take the land away
and eliminate the rez, ie the community which is the basis of Indigenous
strength, identity and healing.
Speaking of big salaries, Manny, appointed by Prime Minister Stephen
"Pinnocchio" Harper as head Commish of the First Nations Tax Commission
FNTC to advise the Minister of AAND, makes about $200,000 annually for
nine years. NOTE#3
The groups and people behind this legislative campaign include federal
MP Kelly Block, Canadian Taxpayers Federation CTF based in Saskatchewan
with offices from BC to Ontario and the Frontier Centre for Public
Policy FCPP as well as the strident imperial voices of well paid
academics like Flanagan, Widdowson and Bland. These people all act on
the assumption that their way is always the better way for everybody
else. They will "help" anyone.... as long as they are the boss...They
are unscrupulous at twisting ideas and concepts.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation CTF issued a highly controversial
report on Native band chief salaries being more than the Prime
The CTF is a nonprofit advocacy group that lobbies mainly on tax issues.
They have a board of directors, researchers and spokespersons. They
claim they have over 70,000 supporters who donate money to finance their
The CTF web site boasts, "CTF offices field hundreds of media interviews
each month, hold press conferences and issue regular news releases,
commentaries and publications to advocate the common interest of
taxpayers. CTF representatives speak at functions, make presentations to
government, meet with politicians, and organize petition drives, events
and campaigns to mobilize citizens to effect public policy change."
That's a lot of propaganda and psychological warfare.
The CTF board includes director, Erin Chutter, Note#5 an aggressive and
ruthless young business woman who knows what she wants: to be the
world's biggest digger upper of cobalt and rare earth metals for the
military and telecommunications industries. She's looking for big
investors in her projects and schemes.
Ms "Chatterbox" Chutter is the head of Vancouver-based Puget Ventures
Inc./Global Cobalt Corporation with projects planned in Ontario north of
Kenora and in Altai, Russia.
Puget Ventures say their Werner Lake claim is "Canada's next primary
cobalt producer". The 1,700 hectares in Northwestern Ontario is in
Anishnaabek territory (Treaty 3). It includes "three extremely rare
primary cobalt deposits and two significant nickel-copper-PGE
deposits...about 90 km north of Kenora, Ontario and 90 km east Northeast
of the town of Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba."
Erin Chatter is also a founder and director of Sceptre Ventures and
Quantum Rare Earth Development Inc. which is developing some rare earth
elements near Uranium City, Saskatchewan and Niobium in Nebraska.
They're looking for investors on the German stock exchange.
Remember Frontenac Ventures?? Watch out for phoney Native protests as a
way to raise funding for the many competing and scrambling venture
Another director at CTF is Andy Crooks who owns a company, RichCrooks
Enterprises Ltd. Doesn't that say it all??
The MP Pawn in the Game
Kelly Block is a Saskatchewan MP in Harper's Conservative government.
She's a loyal minion and token affirmative action for the colonial
Here's what Kelly Block said,
"This legislation helps pave the way to greater private sector
investment and economic prosperity for First Nations. I have heard from
aboriginal community members, who have said this information is
important and necessary for their communities and I am proud that our
government is taking action to deliver results for First Nations."
Stooges, Parrots and Other Unmentionables
Then token Indian, Chief of Whitecap Dakotas, Darcy "Yogi Berra" Bear
parrots her comments, "This bill will mean more accountability of First
Nation leaders to our people. Transparent and accountable First Nation
governments support a strong environment for investment leading to
greater economic development."
That is what it is really about, "a strong environment for investment".
But for whom? This is the full throttle Cons policy to welcome the
global resource grabbers here. The aspiring minions invest their savings
in developing resources while the corporate giants profit without
apparent risk, growing fatter all the time.
Don Sandberg, Cree from Norway House, is employed by the FCPP in their
Aboriginal Frontiers Project. A few years ago, he was asked his views on
Bill C-7, the Governance Act proposed by former Indian Affairs Minister
Don said, "We had, for the first time that aboriginal people can recall,
a minister of the government saying to the ordinary people on the
reserve, 'I know what your problems are through your many letters asking
for assistance and I want to assist by making band councils accountable
not only to you but the taxpaying public.'"
Dom maintains, "The government has to start policing their funding
commitments to the native people and respecting the taxpayers that fund
aboriginal organizations." NOTE#7
"The taxpayers that fund aboriginal organizations"!!??
Hold on now, that's backwards and very provocative. The Canadian
taxpayer who lives and works here and pays taxes is a beneficiary of
Indigenous resources. The resources include water, trees, minerals,
soil, etc. For example, the Cree share resources like petroleum with
nonNative visitors. If all factors were calculated in, the visitors have
a big debt to pay.
Up to now, Indigenous have benefitted very little from the vast wealth
taken out of our territories in many and diverse forms. The colonial
debt to us continues to mount into astronomical numbers.
Thought Control and Mass Thinking or Lack of
Making Mental Knots NOTE#8
"Go-To Think Tanks" NOTE#9
The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Foreign
Policy Research Institute FPRI at the International Relations Program,
University of Pennsylvania is a think tank that studies think tanks.
Every year they publish lists of the top think tanks in the world.
Most think tanks were new in the 1980's and 90's. Today, there are over
6,000 think tanks worlwide. Most of them are "right" leaning in their
politics though they may pretend otherwise. While the US boasts 1816
thinking organizations, Canada has just 97. The UK has 278, France, 176,
China 425, Israel 54 and the Vatican has 1 think tank.
Think tanks are the people who influence government policy far more than
any person who casts a vote in any election.
The top US think til you stink tanks for 2010 are Brookings Institute,
Council on Foreign Relations (the US counterpart to the RIIA) and the
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
The #1 nonUS think tank is Chatham House (AKA The Royal Institute of
International Affairs RIIA), UK, founded with Cecil Rhodes' imperial
ideology and financing from Sir Abe Bailey and the Astor family. The
epitome of the British colonial elite, Rhodes made his fortune when he
"was able to monopolize the diamond mines of South Africa as De Beers
Consolidated Mines". Note#10
#2 on the list of 50 is Amnesty International, UK which does a good job
of pacifying outrage among the populace.
The Fraser Institute is Canada's top think tank at #17. The Centre for
International Governance Innovation (CIGI)Canada is #32 and at #48 is
the International Institute for Sustainable Development, (Canada)IISD,
one of many creations of NWO promoter, Maurice Strong. NOTE#11
Strong is or has been influential in think tanks all over the world,
including Trustee at the Aspen Institute USA and Chair of the World
Resources Institute at Harvard University. He was a Member of the
Society for Development, Justice and Peace at the Vatican. He is a past
Chairman of the advisory board of the United Nations University. The UNU
is the publisher of the GLOBAL "GO-TO THINK TANKS" 2010.
The Club of Rome is #17 on the Top 25 International Development Think
Tanks 2010. Mau is a Member of the Executive committee. We didn't set
out to write about him yet again, he just keeps popping up everywhere
like a stalker.
A Trying to Think Tank - the Frontier Centre for Public Policy FCPP
Hawks and ConArtists in Sheep's Clothing
The anti Indigenous FCPP was started in Winnipeg in 1997 by Peter Holle.
It now has offices in Calgary and Regina, maintaining a "Western" focus.
The FCPP propagandists write a lot of articles for mainstream media,
post their favourites on their web sites and vigourously lobby
government. See endnotes for more on the people at FCPP. NOTE#12
FCPP managed to get onto the prestigious "Go-To Think Tanks" list in
2008. They were ranked at #22 after Preston Manning's Canada West
Foundation at #21. NOTE#13, NOTE#14
Pinnocchio, PM of Canada, gushes, "Over the last decade, the Frontier
Centre has grown into a sturdy Manitoba Maple, with solid branches
reaching into every major area of public policy research and advocacy
and did it without taking a nickel in government money. Frontier's
ongoing contribution to serious, informed public policy debate in Canada
has been outstanding."
The FCPP boasts, their "Radio and TV personnel and advisors appear
regularly on TV current affairs programs and radio talk shows" like
Ottawa's CFRA580. NOTE#15 Their obnoxious comments are calculated to
incite, insult and provoke while pushing the envelope of what can be
said. Being government approved, they reflect and influence public policy.
This excerpt from a December, 2011 Globe and Mail article, sums up their
argument. The prolific and vociferous Tom Flanagan has a neat formula
that sure looks like a capitalist recipe, capitalism being the economic
system of colonialism and imperialism. NOTE#16
"...Parliament is considering bills to make public the salaries of
chiefs and councillors and, on an opt-in basis, to extend elected terms
of office of reserve governments from two to four years. These steps in
the direction of greater transparency and stability should enhance the
rule of law for first nations. But much remains to be done, particularly
to strengthen the property rights of first nations people, to give them
real ownership, so they will have the same opportunities as other
Canadians to make better lives for themselves." NOTE#17
The articles compiled at the fcpp web site suggest a massive media
campaign aimed low at everybody's gut level. It's a flawed campaign that
does not stand up to reason or hard data. It leaves out completely the
More on the Academics
Thought Leaders Behind the Rhetoric
Tom Flanagan was a behind the scenes manipulator for Preston Manning of
the Reform Party which morphed into the now Conservative Party led by
Harper. Flanagan managed Harper's campaign career which brought Stephen
Pinocchio to power. Tom is still an Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada.
"Our parliamentary government creates a concentrated power structure out
of step with other aspects of society." - Harper and Flanagan
It appears they prefer a totalitarian system totally run by them.
A 2004 article by Marci McDonald in Walrus Magazine NOTE#18 gives a
detailed rundown on Flanagan's career and the influences in his life.
This includes how Flanagan in turn influences the federal government
"led" by Stephen Pinocchio Harper.
Flanagan, now pushing 70, grew up in Ottawa, Illinois and had a solid
Roman Catholic education. He no doubt carries dual citizenship.
The Calgary School of Redneckology
Flanagan is the longtime head of a clique of "like-minded ideologues
from the University of Calgary's political-science department...
collectively dubbed the 'Calgary School'. Flanagan won his conservative
spurs targeting the prevailing wisdom on the country's native people...
"... in Calgary, one of his former students, Ezra Levant... sees
Flanagan and Harper more as "symbiotic partners...I call him Don Tomaso.
He is the master strategist, the godfather - even of Harper." "
Radha Jhappan, associate professor in poly sci at Carleton University,
refers to the Calgary counterpart as the "department of redneckology."
NOTE# 19, 20
Another major influence at the Calgary School is Leo Strauss.
"...Leo Strauss, the philosophical father of the neo-conservative
movement... argued that a ruling elite often had to resort to deception
- a noble lie - to protect citizens from themselves. To that end, he
recommended harnessing the simplistic platitudes of populism to
galvanize mass support for measures that would in fact restrict
rights...there's no mystery in the appeal of Strauss's theories to
Flanagan or Cooper, who edited Strauss's thirty-year correspondence with
Voegelin, Faith and Political Philosophy." NOTE#18
Flanagan on Louis Riel
Flanagan warned, "...Rehabilitating Riel's reputation could cost
Canadian taxpayers billions in Metis land claims."
According to McDonald, "Between 1972 and 1994, he received nearly
$620,000 in research grants on the subject from the Canada Council and
the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council...[including]
$500,000 for a five-year project with four other academics, co-editing
the collected writings of Louis Riel.
"...in 1986. The Justice Department offered him a $103,000 contract as
its chief historical consultant on ... a suit by the Manitoba Métis
Federation for 1.4 million acres promised to Riel and his followers in
Flanagan is an expert witness for the Government in numerous cases
against Native land claims.
He wrote a provocative book in 2000, "First Nations? Second Thoughts".
NOTE#21 It was denounced by Native leaders and organizations. Joyce
Green, associate professor at the University of Regina and Metis herself
tells McDonald, "These aren't second thoughts. They're the same old
first thoughts that the colonizers came with from Europe. It's a
celebration of the original arguments that supported the subordination
of indigenous peoples." NOTE#22
Flanagan contended that "European Civilization was several thousand
years more advanced than the aboriginal cultures of North America, both
in technology and social organization...Owing to this tremendous gap in
civilization, the European colonization of North America was inevitable
and, if we accept the philosophical analysis of John Locke and Emer de
""There's a fundamental racism that underpins his view," says Radha
Jhappan. "It's an amazingly selective reading of history...""
In the Ottawa/Hull War Rooms and backroom company of the colonial
agents, the racist language continues seamlessly from the earliest
Indian Reports. That it is now coming out in public more and more is a
signal for great concern. Many people are so inured, embittered or/and
oblivious that they are not paying attention.
Tom Gets Ted to Wash His Dirty Drawers
Flanagan is "active in the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship,
an aggressive lobby of professors fighting political correctness, on
whose board he now sits."
Ted Byfield, Alberta "elder of ConRants" NOTE#23 writes "in terms Leo
Strauss might have approved. 'All these positions which Harper cherishes
are there because of a group of people in Calgary - Flanagan most
prominent among them. I don't think he knows how to compromise. It's not
in his genes. The issue now is: how do we fool the world into thinking
we're moving to the left when we're not?'"
The Royal Society of Canada Note#24
In 1996, when Flanagan was bashing Louis Riel, longtime friend and
colleague, Barry "Cooper thumbed his nose at his pal's critics by
nominating him to the Royal Society of Canada. "I don't think I disagree
with Tom on anything," Cooper says. "Political or intellectual.""
According to their web site, the Royal Society of Canada RSC "exists to
recognize academic excellence, to advise governments and organizations,
and to promote Canadian culture... the responsibility of a national
academy is to provide expert advice on matters of national interest or
urgency and to promote its national culture abroad... on multilateral
agencies (G8, UNESCO, IAP)..."
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) got its Royal Charter NOTE#25 from
Queen Vikki in 1883.
Maurice Strong was a member for decades while Tom Flanagan has been a
fellow since 1996. At first glance Tom and Mau would appear to represent
opposing interests. This is the illusion of the two-headed monster. If
you only see the heads, you may not realize they are attached to the
Tom is in the British imperialist, expansionist, anything but
"conservative" faction seeking global empire. Mau is in the
environmentalist/capitalist NWO UN global governance faction. Their end
goals are identical - to serve the interests of the global elitists and
destroy Nature and Indigenous by whatever means necessary. NOTE#26
A person who sits out on a hill comtemplating the universe is more
likely to "get it" than many who have a big education, read and expound,
their heads always buried in mindless comatose realms.
Notes, Sources and Contact Info
1914 DOMINION OF CANADA ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIAN
AFFAIRS FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31 1914
First Nations Financial Transparency Act On November 23, 2011, the
proposed First Nations Financial Transparency Act was introduced in
NOTE#3 Manny Jules
First Nations Tax Commission
321-345 Yellowhead Highway
Kamloops, BC V2H 1H1
Phone (250) 828-9857 or 1-855-815-9857
Fax (250) 828-9858
National Capital Region Office
160 George St., Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K1N 9M2
Phone (613) 789-5000
Fax (613) 789-5008
First Nations Tax Commission
Manny Jules' salary is listed as GCQ - 7 on the following website:
Canadian Taxpayers Federation
265-438 Victoria Ave E
Regina, SK S4N 0N7
a citizen's advocacy group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and
Their web site has loads of links to articles, issues and petitions,
mostly about taxes...
This is the doozy that took a shot at band council chiefs:
Disclose Reserve Politicians' Pay
On CTF board, director Erin Chutter, President & CEO, Director Puget
Canada's Next Primary Cobalt Producer
Hits on Quantum Rare Earth Development Inc. all coming up in German.
Google is playing games!!! We can see it is based in Vancouver:
Quantum Rare Earth Developments Corp.
Suite 1128 - 789 West Pender St.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada, V6C 1H2
Tel.: +1 604 669 9335
investor & media relations
Tel. +49 (711) 25 35 92-30
Fax +49 (711) 25 35 92-33
By using a different search engine, we found some more stuff on Quantum
at Bloombergs business which led to their web site finally.
Quantum Rare Earth Developments Corp., an exploration stage company,
engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral resource
properties. The company explores for rare earth elements. It holds
interest in the Elk Creek Carbonatite located in southeastern Nebraska;
the Archie Lake rare earth element property consisting of 1 mineral
claim covering an area of 2,108 hectares in Uranium City, Saskatchewan,
Canada; and the Jungle Well rare earth project located west of Leonora,
Australia. The company was formerly known as Butler Resource Corp. and
changed its name to Quantum Rare Earth Developments Corp. in March 2010.
Quantum Rare Earth Developments Corp. is based in Vancouver, Canada.
Mr. Peter Dickie has been Vice President of Corporate Affairs at West
Hawk Development Corp. since April 12, 2006. Mr. Dickie has been the
Chief Executive Officer and President at Quantum Rare Earth Developments
Corp. (also known as Butler Resource Corp.) since August 19, 2009. Mr.
Dickie has been Vice President for Corporate Affairs of Lateegra Gold
Corp. since July 12, 2006. Mr. Dickie served as the President of
Universal Potash Corp. (formerly McNab Creek Gold Corp.) ... from March
8, 2007 to August 4, 2009 and its Chief Executive Officer until August
4, 2009. Mr. Dickie is a businessman with over 20 years of experience
with both public and private companies holding numerous senior
management positions. He has successfully operated his own consulting
business for the past seven years. He has a broad range of management
level experience and has a variety of senior management experience with
private and public companies. He has been a Director of Soldi Ventures
Inc. since February 10, 2010; Butler Resource Corp. since March, 2009
and Lateegra Gold Corp. since November 21, 2008. He served as
Independent Director of Solitaire Minerals Corp. from August 13, 2009 to
December 19, 2011. He served as an Additional Director of Universal
Potash Corp., from March 8, 2007 to August 4, 2009. Mr. Dickie is a
graduate of both the University of Victoria and the University of
THIS IS THE SAME BUILDING WHERE PUGET VENTURES HAS ITS OFFICES:
1050 West Pender Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3S7
There's a photo at this link with Kelly "Transparent Redneck" Block
grinning the shit-eating grin, John "Deadpan or Alive?" Duncan and Darcy
"Yogi Berra" Bear.
"First Nations Financial Transparency Act.Whitecap Dakota First Nation,
Saskatchewan (November 23, 2011) - ...This legislation, announced by the
Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern
Development and Kelly Block, Member of Parliament for
Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar, is part of the Government's commitment in the
2011 Speech from the Throne to support democratic, transparent and
accountable First Nation governments by requiring that chiefs and
councillors publish their salaries and expenses."
904E 22nd St. West
Saskatoon, SK S7M 0S1
Ph: (306) 975-6555 Fx: (306) 975-5786
email address: saskatoon@...
First Nations Accountability
Written by Paul Burke
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 11:10
First Nations' financial statements, as well the expenses and
compensations of their elected officials, will have to be made public
thanks to a new bill introduced in Parliament.
The First Nations Financial Transparency Act was announced Wednesday
from the Whitecap Dakota First Nation.
Don Sandberg is the Frontier Centreâs research fellow on aboriginal
policy. He was born in the Pas, Manitoba and raised in the northern
community of Gillam, Manitoba. He attended school with the peoples of
the Fox Lake First Nation. He is a Band member of the Norway House Cree
Nation, where his mother attended residential school. Don has lived in
First Nations communities in B.C. and Manitoba, and is a first cousin to
former Assembly of First Nations Grand Chief Ovide Mercredi. Don has
been a columnist for the aboriginal paper The Drum for the past 4 years.
He has been employed with many First Nations in both Manitoba and
British Columbia over the years in senior management positions. He is
currently employed seasonally with Manitobaâs Department of
Conservation. In 1999, Mr. Sandberg ran as a Liberal candidate in the
Manitoba provincial election. He has spoken on native issues at
political forums and on television and radio over the years. He is
constantly in touch with the people and the issues on many First Nations
and brings forward on their behalf the problems and possible solutions
that affect them.
"...I knew that what was said to be driven from the bottom up, from the
grassroots, was actually being driven from the top down. I had come to
this conclusion by following the interconnections among the NGO's...many
shaping this environment debate were connected...A central figure...was
Maurice Strong...He played a large role in selling the world on the
Global Governance Agenda...- NGOs, governments, politicians, native
peoples, Marxists, Maoists and democrats tied in knots with power
companies and other great trade empires..." from Elaine Dewar, "Cloak of
"Go-To Think Tanks"
Carroll Quigley in "Tragedy & Hope", p.132-3, 1966,
"The power and influence of this Rhodes-Milner (Lord Alfred) group in
British imperial affairs and in foreign policy since 1889, although not
widely recognized, can hardly be exaggerated."
November 18, 1996
Strong Report Proposes That Knowledge Become the Basis of International
"Connecting with the World" was sponsored by three Canadian
organizations, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the
North-South Institute (NSI).
The group recommends that the International Development Research Centre
(IDRC), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD),
the North-South Institute (NSI) and other relevant institutions develop
closer ties with the private sector and other donor agencies..."
Maurice Strong was the Chairman of the group producing the report. He is
also past Chairman of the Board of Governors of IDRC and a director at IISD.
Club of Rome Programme on
"A New Path for World Development"
FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY
Frontier Centre for Public Policy
Suite 25 Lombard Concourse, One Lombard Place,
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada R3B 0X3
Tel: (204) 957-1567 Fax: (204) 957-1570
FCPP Board of Directors
Wayne Anderson, Chair
Alexander McKenzie (Secretary)
Hon. Charlie Mayer
John R. Messer
Peter Holle, President
Dennis Owens, Senior Policy Analyst
Robert Sopuck, Director, Rural Renaissance Project
Claire Toews, Director of Administration
Henry Dyck, Director of Business Development
Robert Sopuck, Rural Renaissance Project
Donald Sandberg, Aboriginal Frontiers Project
"Peter Holle is the founding President of the Frontier Centre for Public
Policy, an award-winning western Canadian based public policy think
tank. Since its founding in 1997, Frontier has brought a distinctive and
influential Prairie voice to regional and national debates over public
policy in areas such as core public sector reform, housing, poverty,
aboriginals, consumer-focused health care performance, equalization,
rural policy and much more. Of the nearly 100 recognized think tanks in
Canada, Frontier is one of only 5 to make the 2008 global "Go-To Think
Tanks" list published by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of
the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. "
Expert Advisory Panel
Also on the 2008 list: Adam Smith Institute, Canadian Institute of
International Affairs CIIA, International Institute for Sustainable
Development IISD, Centre for International Governance Innovation CIGI,
C.D. Howe Institute and the Montreal Economic Institute. This latter
organization headed by Helene Desmarais is a driving force behind water
diversion schemes. See Eagle Watch #2 "Ole Man Pete Never Quits Trying
to Flood out Indigenous" July 22, 2009 at
This link goes to a list of Canadian Think Tanks. The North South
Institute is included.
The North-South Institute receives two grants to support the financing
of its program of work at the Institutional level. These are a core
grant from: CIDA and IDRC"
Strong is also the founder of CIDA which evolved out of the External Aid
Office. He was President and Chairman of the Canadian International
Development Bank CIDB. He has also been Senior Advisor to the President
of the World Bank.
While searching the NSI, we came across this document.
"The Group of 78 Statement on Canadian Foreign Policy in the 1980s"
Peace. Justice. Survival.
The statement of the Group of 78 - for which the prime mover has been
Andrew Brewin, former NDP MP for Toronto Greenwood - follows:
The basic priorities of Canada's foreign policy should be threefold:
Removal of the threat of nuclear war, the greatest danger facing mankind
the strengthening of the United Nations and other global institutions
designed to bring about a pacific settlement of disputes, foster
international cooperation, promote the growth of world law and the
protection of basic human rights;
the mobilization of world resources to achieve a more equitable
international order and bring an end to the crushing poverty which is
the common lot of the majority of the Third World...
Canada should make it clear that from the beginning it regarded the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as an interim security measure
until such time as a general system of collective security could be
Canada should also support UN efforts to establish an International
Satellite Monitoring Agency (ISMA). Such an agency, at present being
actively studied at the United Nations, is a proposal for a peacekeeping
force in space..."
Signatories include many academics, church leaders, Maurice Strong,
(then director, International Energy Development Corp., London, first
president of CIDA), Bernard Wood, (executive director, North South
Institute), Margaret Laurence, (author and educator), George Ignatieff,
(Mike's dad, chancellor, University of Toronto and retired diplomat) and
Marion Dewar, (then mayor of Ottawa).
see Eagle Watch #187
Radio Broadcaster Denies Allegations of Mass Genocide of Mohawk Children
by UK Queen and Vatican in Canada
October 23, 2011
Because someone opposes capitalism does NOT make that person a Marxist.
Both capitalism and marxism derive from the same source, judaism.
How First Nations Can Own Their Future
Tom Flanagan, Globe and Mail, December 16, 2011
excerpt from a 2004 article in Walrus Magazine,
The Man Behind Stephen Harper
The new Conservative Party has tasted success and wants majority rule.
If Tom Flanagan and his Calgary School have their way, they'll get it
without compromising their principles
By Marci McDonald
"He went to Marquette High where the nuns on the Roman Catholic school's
teaching staff... "focused on the heroic feats of the French missionary
who gave the school its name: Father Jacques Marquette who teamed up
with the voyageur Louis Jolliet to become the first Europeans to
discover and trace the Mississippi. The emphasis was on Father Marquette
and how he brought Catholicism to the Indians."
Tom went on to the Catholic bastion of Indiana's Notre Dame and then to
Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where he got his PhD in
Some of his mentors are Eric Voegelin, a German-born philosopher who had
fled Hitler...John Hallowell, head of the political science department
and one of Voegelin's disciples, Allan Kornberg, Duke's expert on
decoding the statistical mysteries behind voting patterns, Austrian
economist Friedrich Hayek [adored by Maggie Thatcher] and Frans de Waal.
"1996 ... paper from a scholar at Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced
International Studies in Washington... twenty-page treatise entitled
"The Calgary School: The New Motor of Canadian Political Thought"
reported that a band of Alberta academics had "given birth to a new form
of nationalism, that in turn is changing the terms of debate in English
"In 1983 Flanagan published Riel and the Rebellion: 1885 Reconsidered...
with a motive: to block lobbying for a posthumous pardon that would
exonerate Riel in time for the 1985 centennial of the Northwest
Rebellion. A pardon, he declared, "now strikes me as quite wrong."
"... Rehabilitating Riel's reputation, he warned, could cost Canadian
taxpayers billions in Metis land claims. What seems most striking about
the revised text is its notched-up adversarial tone...
....more research - an exercise that turns out to have been financed
largely from federal coffers. Between 1972 and 1994, he received nearly
$620,000 in research grants on the subject from the Canada Council and
the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. That largesse
includes a rare scholarly bonanza: $500,000 for a five-year project with
four other academics, co-editing the collected writings of Louis Riel.
"...in 1986. The Justice Department offered him a $103,000 contract as
its chief historical consultant on one of the biggest land-claims cases
before the federal courts: a suit by the Manitoba Métis Federation for
1.4 million acres promised to Riel and his followers in 1870...
"...Flanagan has... that role in a half-dozen other federal aboriginal
disputes, including Victor Buffalo, et al. vs. The Queen - a landmark
claim for more than $1 billion in damages by the Samson Cree Nation at
Hobbema, near Edmonton, over Ottawa's handling of its oil and gas
royalties. The Manitoba and Alberta governments have also hired him for
their own battles over treaty rights. "What he's become is a very
convenient tool for the government," says David Chartrand, president of
the Manitoba Métis Federation.
...."He's concerned the state should not adopt people as wards," says
Allan Kornberg. "It eventually has a corrosive effect on the entire
society." That libertarian loathing of special rights for any group is
the philosophical underpinning of Flanagan's most provocative work,
First Nations? Second Thoughts, which unleashed outrage not only in
aboriginal circles, but in the usually restrained corridors of academe.
"These aren't second thoughts," says Joyce Green, an associate professor
at the University of Regina and a Metis herself. "They're the same old
first thoughts that the colonizers came with from Europe. It's a
celebration of the original arguments that supported the subordination
of indigenous peoples."
What ignited the most fury was Flanagan's contention that aboriginals
were simply conquered peoples who'd been bested by Europeans with a
higher degree of "civilization," as he termed it. That argument,
peppered with references to "savagery," hadn't been heard in polite
company for decades. "There's a fundamental racism that underpins his
view," says Radha Jhappan. "It's an amazingly selective reading of
history and it's driven by a particular right-wing agenda that wants to
undermine the claims of collectivity."
When First Nations? Second Thoughts won the $25,000 Donner Prize in
2001, Flanagan's foes weren't surprised. The award is funded by the
Donner Canadian Foundation, which set out to promote a Reaganite agenda
in this country. The foundation, in fact, funded Flanagan's basic
research with a $25,000 grant.
....the Canadian Political Science Association cpsa awarded Flanagan's
book its prestigious Donald Smiley Prize...
....Calgary's Canada West Foundation, Preston Manning and the
foundation's president, Roger Gibbins...
[Manning says that Flanagan and Harper are the ones who deposed him]
[After some brainstorming with Manning who went on to found the Reform
party....Flanagan had other interests] By then, Flanagan had plunged
into a new intellectual passion, the theories of the once scorned
Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek, who lauded free markets as the
cornerstone of free societies, impervious to intrusive government
meddling. In the late 1970s when Flanagan stumbled on his work, Margaret
Thatcher had just cut short a Conservative policy confab in Britain by
slapping down Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty on a desk. "This," she
said, "is what we believe."
[then after mulroney showed what he could do, flanagan joined manning in
1990. but manning was a populist who wanted to communicate with the
grassroots while flanagan found this disgusting. he figured he should
run the whole show but they didn't listen to him]
When Manning's closest collaborator had suddenly become Anderson, a
veteran Ottawa operative who'd run the Washington office of the lobbying
giant, Hill & Knowlton, [Flanagan quit in 1992].
bio-politics - a collection of controversial theories on the biological
basis for power that had become the rage of the American right.
"Tom just fell in love with that literature," Gibbins recalls, "and
brought it into the classroom." Indeed, on Flanagan's reading list was
one book that had sparked a personal epiphany: Frans de Waal's
Chimpanzee Politics, which won raves from Newt Gingrich in The New York
Times. A study of the world's largest captive chimp colony at a
Netherlands zoo, it chronicles the scheming, coups, and ultimate murder
of the would-be alpha male, Liut. Ezra Levant, then still a student,
remembers being riveted by Flanagan's lectures on the subject. "It was
the most radical class I ever took," he says. "If a series of young
males were fighting for power, a thoughtful chimpanzee would make
alliances with all the losers and eventually take over the group."
.... In de Waal's Dutch colony, savvy chimps built coalitions and bided
their time. Over the next years, Flanagan and Harper might not have been
on Reform's main stage, but they were far from inactive. A new
intellectual infrastructure was taking shape on the Canadian right,
echoing the web of conservative foundations and think tanks that paved
the way for Reagan's 1980 ascension to the White House. Flanagan became
an activist in Civitas, a network of 300 conservative thinkers spawned
by the 1996 Winds of Change conference that Levant and fellow National
Post columnist David Frum had organized in Calgary. Toronto's C.D. Howe
Institute - whose researcher, Ken Boessenkool, would later become
Harper's policy chief - and Vancouver's Fraser Institute, which opened a
Calgary office under Cooper, were routinely proffering policies once
considered too radically right wing for mainstream consumption
[after backing stockwell day, flanagan soon realized that was a mistake
too...and threw in his lot with harper]
In one of their last joint literary efforts, Flanagan and Harper
co-authored a public missive to Alberta premier Ralph Klein - co-signed
by Boessenkool and two other members of the Calgary School - calling on
him to build a political "firewall" around Alberta. That firewall
letter, as it became known, demanded Klein use the muscle of Alberta's
oil wealth to sieze control over health care, opt out of the Canada
Pension Plan, and send the rcmp packing in what would amount to
quasi-secession from the federal bosom.
On Sunday, December 7, Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Canada's Chief Electoral
Officer, went to the office. He almost never worked weekends, but Harper
and Progressive Conservative leader Peter MacKay persuaded Kingsley they
couldn't wait to register their new Conservative Party of Canada, forged
from a merger that had been ratified by MacKay's members in a vote only
the night before.
[as harper's campaign manager, flanagan cut out a lot of other
people]From a war room that ironically once housed Groupe Action, the ad
firm behind the Liberals' sponsorship scandal, he directed an election
effort that stunned even veteran Parliament Hill reporters with its
fortress mentality. "Everything was very tightly held," says one Tory.
"It was circle the wagons completely."
As official co-chair of the Conservative campaign, Deborah Grey refuses
to badmouth Flanagan - at least not in so many words. "He's bright and
he's capable - a university guy - and I wish him well with his classes,"
she says. "Some guys fit and some guys don't."
Flanagan has never blanched at owning up to his most contentious
beliefs: scrapping medicare in favour of personal medical savings
accounts - a policy adopted by some U.S. corporations - and whittling
aboriginal claims on land and self-determination down to individual
property rights and municipal self-government.
....in Alberta, Ted Byfield, the unabashed voice of the West since the
Calgary School's professors were pups, sees it another way - in terms
Leo Strauss might have approved. "All these positions which Harper
cherishes are there because of a group of people in Calgary - Flanagan
most prominent among them," Byfield says. "I don't think he knows how to
compromise. It's not in his genes. The issue now is: how do we fool the
world into thinking we're moving to the left when we're not?"
Flanagan regrets WikiLeaks assassination remark
Liberals file complaint with CBC ombudsman
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What is a RedNeck??
The meaning of the word "redneck" has been muddied by the passage of
time. To some it refers to some Scots loyalists; to others it refers to
"poor whites" whose necks got burned red from bending over working in
the sun all day.
The self-proclaimed Redneck is sometimes not a bad guy. He's a working
class individual who never expects to rise much above his current status
The real and dangerous Redneck considers the term to be a "very
offensive epithet". (see Walrus magazine) The real redneck feels
superior to others and aspires to be like the imperial elite. He cannot
see or refuses to see the glass ceiling that will always keep him down
at a certain level. Maybe that is why in denying his own identity, he
needs others to downpress. He needs to be sure there is someone lower
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
National Aboriginal Leaders Want Stephen Harper to Explain Writings Of
Political Science University of Regina
PhD - University of Alberta; MA - University of Calgary; BA/BSc -
University of Lethbridge
"The indigenization of the university, a project ranging from inclusion
of Aboriginal ideas and people to transformation of the canon, is a
matter at the top of [my] research agenda for the foreseeable future."
Canadian constitution and politics, Aboriginal decolonization, and
critical post-colonial and feminist theory
On disability leave until further notice
Office: CL 209
Phone: (306) 585-4444 Fax: (306) 585-4815
Ted Byfield has been writing conservative rants for decades. In 1998, he
published ""The Book of Ted: Epistles From an Unrepentant Redneck. Now
an old man, he is working on the 7th in a series of books, "The
Christians: Their First Two Thousand Years; A Glorious Disaster A.D.
1100 to 1300 The Crusades: Blood, Valor, Iniquity, Reason, Faith.
The Royal Society of Canada
"The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is the senior national body of
distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. It is Canada's
national academy. The primary objective of the RSC is to promote
learning and research in the arts and sciences. The RSC consists of
nearly 2000 Fellows, men and women who are selected by their peers for
outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, in the
arts and in the humanities.
"As Canada's national academy, the RSC exists to recognize academic
excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote
"... The second responsibility of a national academy is to provide
expert advice on matters of national interest or urgency. The third
responsibility of a national academy is to promote its national culture
abroad. This occurs in a variety of ways, and includes service on
multilateral agencies (G8, UNESCO, IAP), ...
In the late 1870s, the Governor General of Canada, the Marquess of
Lorne, determined that Canada required a cultural institution to assist
with Canada's development. In 1883, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)
was granted its Royal Charter and, since that time, succeeding governors
general have remained closely involved with the affairs of the society.
One of the functions of the President of the RSC is to serve on the
Governor General's advisory council for appointments to the Order of
Canada. [like the recent appointment of Paul Martin, Rick Hillier and
The founding Fellows of the RSC included Sir Sanford Fleming, the
originator of the world system of Standard Time, and Sir William Osler,
one of the greatest physicians of his day. The "Fellows" of the RSC were
nominated by a committee headed by the Principal of McGill University,
Sir John William Dawson, and by the former Premier of Quebec, Pierre
J.O. Chauveau. These two men served as the first and second presidents
of the society.
The RSC elects a total of approximately 75 Fellows per year. The RSC
also elects up to 6 Specially Elected Fellows per year, for
contributions to the objectives of the society other than by scholarship
and research. Finally, a number of Foreign Fellows are elected annually.
The RSC is governed by a 19-member Council, and by a 9-member Executive
Committee of Council. Financial support is mainly from three sources:
Fellows' subscriptions, membership contributions from 42 universities
throughout Canada, and private sector support.
....the RSC advises governments and organizations through the provision
of expert reports that address matters of national urgency from an
Their expert panel reports include "Environmental and Health Impacts of
Canada's Oil Sands Industry
(December 2010); A Review of the Potential Health Risks of
Radiofrequency Fields from Wireless Telecommunication Devices
(1999)(2001-2003); Recommendations for the Disposition of the Health
Canada Primate Colony (1997) and their most recent, End-of-Life Decision
Making (November 2011).
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
DAWSON, Sir JOHN WILLIAM, geologist, palaeontologist, author, educator,
office holder, publisher, and editor; b. 13 Oct. 1820 in Pictou, N.S.
The Geological Society of London awarded Dawson the Lyell Medal in 1881
for outstanding achievements in geology. In the same year the governor
general, the Marquess of Lorne [Campbell*], called upon him to set up a
royal society in Canada. Dawson envisaged a society similar to the Royal
Society of London, but Lorne was adamant that the Canadian society's
scope be broader and that it embrace not only science but also arts and
literature. Lorne realized that only in this way would it be possible to
involve to any significant extent the scholars and professionals of the
French-speaking community. Accordingly, a provisional council met with
Lorne at Dawson's home in December 1881. Present were Dawson, Hunt,
Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau*, Narcisse-Henri-Édouard Faucher de
Saint-Maurice, Daniel Wilson, Goldwin Smith*, Charles Carpmael, Alfred
Richard Cecil Selwyn*, George Lawson, and John George Bourinot*.
Together they drew up a constitution and proposed candidates for
membership. The society was to be organized into two sections for the
humanities and two sections for the sciences. Dawson, the founding
president, remarked in his address to the first meeting of the Royal
Society of Canada in May 1882 that membership was to be limited to
"selected and representative men who have themselves done original work
of at least Canadian celebrity." The society was to provide, in his
words, "a bond of union between the scattered workers now widely
separated in different parts of the Dominion." Its Transactions, to
which Dawson would contribute numerous papers, notably on the fossil
plants of western Canada, was for many years one of the principal
Canadian outlets for the scholars of Canada.
A royal charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters
patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate.
They were, and are still, used to establish significant organizations
such as cities or universities. Charters should be distinguished from
warrants and letters of appointment, as they have perpetual effect.
At one time a royal charter was the only way in which an incorporated
body could be formed, but other means (such as the registration process
for limited companies) are generally now used instead.
The Hudson's Bay Company building in Montreal
A Royal Charter is granted by Order in Council, either creating an
incorporated body, or giving an existent one special status. This is
an exercise of the Royal Prerogative, and, in Canada, there are hundreds
of organizations under Royal Charters. Such organizations include
charities, businesses, colleges, universities, and cities. Today, it is
mostly charities and professional institutions who receive Royal Charters.
Application for a charter is a petition to the Queen-in-Council. To
receive a Royal Charter, the organization must have corporate members
who have at least first degree level in a relevant field, consist of
5,000 members or more, be financially sound, and it must be in the
public interest to regulate the institution under a charter. However,
meeting these benchmarks does not guarantee the issuance of a Royal
 Companies and societies Companies, corporations, and societies in
Canada founded under or augmented by a Royal Charter include:
The Hudson's Bay Company; founded by a Royal Charter issued in 1670 by
King Charles II
The Royal Commonwealth Society; founded by a Royal Charter issued in
1882 by Queen Victoria
The Royal Society of Canada; founded by a Royal Charter issued in 1883
by Queen Victoria
The Royal Kennebecasis Yacht Club; founded by a Royal Charter issued in
1898 by Queen Victoria
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada; founded by a Royal Charter
issued in 1903 by King Edward VII
Scouts Canada; founded by a Royal Charter issued in 1912 by King George
The Royal Academy of Dance; founded in 1920 as the Association of
Teachers of Operatic Dancing; reconstituted by a Royal Charter issued in
1936 by King George V
The Royal Conservatory of Music; founded in 1886 as the Toronto
Conservatory of Music; reconstituted by a Royal Charter issued in 1947
by King George VI
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet; founded by a Royal Charter issued in 1953 by
Queen Elizabeth II
The Royal Life Saving Society of Canada; founded by a Royal Charter
issued in 1960 by Queen Elizabeth II
The Royal Hamilton College of Music; founded in 1897 as the Hamilton
Conservatory of Music; reconstituted by a Royal Charter issued in 1965
by Queen Elizabeth II
The Royal Western Nova Scotia Yacht Club; founded in 1898 as the Digby
Yacht Club; reconstituted by a Royal Charter issued in 1969 by Queen
Royal Ontario Museum, created in 1912 under the Royal Ontario Museum Act
by the Province of Ontario, hence not created by a royal charter
Royal Canadian Yacht Club created by Royal Charter 1854
The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada; founded in 1966 as the Heraldry
Society of Canada; reconstituted by a Royal Charter issued in 2002 by
Queen Elizabeth II
 Territories and communitiesCities under Royal Charter are not
subject to municipal Acts of parliament applied generally to other
municipalities, and instead are governed by legislation applicable to
each city individually. The Royal Charter codifies the laws applied to
the particular city, and lays out the powers and responsibilities not
given to other municipalities in the province concerned.
Saint John; founded by a Royal Charter issued in 1785 by King George III
Nova Scotia; founded by a Royal Charter issued in 1621 by King James I
St. John's; claimed as England's first oversea colony by Royal Carter
issued in 1583 by Queen Elizabeth I
 Universities and collegesA number of Canadian universities and
colleges were founded under Royal Charter.
The University of King's College; founded by a Royal Charter issued in
1802 by King George III
King's-Edgehill School; founded as King's Collegiate School by Royal
Assent in 1788 and granted Royal Charter in 1802 by King George III
McGill University; founded as the Royal Institution for the Advancement
of Learning by a Royal Charter issued in 1821 by King George IV;
reconstituted by a Royal Charter issued in 1852 by Queen Victoria
The University of Toronto; founded as King's College by a Royal
Proclamation issued in 1827 by King George IV
Upper Canada College; founded by a Royal Charter issued in 1829 by King
Queen's University; founded by a Royal Charter issued in 1841 by Queen
UniversitÃ© Laval; founded by a Royal Charter issued in 1852 by Queen
The University of Trinity College (later became a constituent college of
the University of Toronto); given university status by a Royal Charter
issued by Queen Victoria in 1852
Bishop's University; founded by a Royal Charter issued in 1853 by Queen
"...the patterns of the Global Governance Agenda - NGO's, governments,
politicians, native peoples, marxists, maoists and democrats tied in
knots with power companies and other great trade empires. His [Maurice
Strong] cv was a record of a lifetime of arrangements."
Cloak of Green, Elaine Dewar, p.252
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