David Suzuki and Campaign Finance Questions – Politics does, indeed, create strange bedfellows
Well.. never one to leave a dead horse, well, unbeaten, I did some more looking into our new Davidian leader, David Suzuki and his little foundation.
According to the David Suzuki foundation annual report from 2006/2007, these contributors gave his foundation over $1 million:
Stephen R. Bronfman Foundation – heir to the Seagrams empire, and fundraiser for Stephane Dion – happens to give over $1 million through his foundation to David Suzuki, who, well, just happens to get on his bus, with a big logo saying, “If YOU were the Prime Minister” and then drives around Canada complaining about the Conservative governments, and, in the period leading to the election he just happens to, well, support the Liberals and slam the Conservatives and the NDP.
Power Corporation of Canada – as already discussed, the major financial service corporation in the Country, operating Canada Life, Great West Life, London Life, Investors’ Group, and, apparently, making a lot of money in China.. which economy will benefit greatly when western countries are pressed to adopt ridiculous environmental protocols while China ignores adopting any whatsoever.
Beyond that, well, could Power Corporation of Canada have ties to the Liberal Party as well.. hmm.. well, let’s see.
Former Prime Minister Paul Martin, was hired in the 1960s to work for Paul Desmarais, Sr. by Maurice Strong. Martin then became President of Canada Steamship Lines, a subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada, until he made a very provident purchase, acquiring CSL in 1981 and making a fortune as an owner of CSL. I’m sure that he owed no thanks whatseover to Power Corporation of Canada.