Environmental Movement in Canada


Editor:

As guest host of “A View from inside Canada” I had the privilege of having Mr. Kay as a guest. His research is a must read for all Canadians.

His latest article is a who’s who of Environmentalism in Alberta.  While his article focuses on Alberta, understand this Environmental web exists in every Province and Municipality in Canada.

For those fighting wind farms, be sure to pay attention to connections between govt., and Pembina Institute.  Robert Hornung, president of CanWEA, headed  Pembina Institute for  years.

The wind industry, govt. and funding agencies are all intertwined.

Therefore. if you live in Ont. and you want change, become a candidate for your local council this Oct. To date I have convinced several people to run, but Rural Ont. needs your commitment as well, if we hope to exact any positive change.

Have any questions please feel free to contact me.

The Environmental Movement in Alberta

By William Walter Kay

Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is owned by the Ontario Government. In 2008 OTF gave out $100 million in grants. One OTF objective is to “sustain and promote a greener economy.” At its 25th anniversary (2007) OTF bragged of being the top funder of Ontario ENGOs. Then OTF created its Future Fund (sub-titled: Building Skills for the Green Economy) to disburse an additional $2 million a year toward developing green skills, especially among aboriginals. While OTF’s focus is Ontario, it funds national ENGOs like Nature Conservancy Canada, David Suzuki Foundation, and Canadian Nature Federation. CPAWS, an ENGO highly active in Alberta, received $247,000 from OTF in 2008. (OTF’s master plan is to unite Ontario NGOs, not just ENGOs, into a political force. OTF claims the non-profit sector employs 15% of Ontario’s labour force and has revenues of $47 billion.) (40)

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2 thoughts on “Environmental Movement in Canada

  1. I’m fascinated to see that in the US it seems to be unknown that wind farms slow down the wind, and thus will cause untold environmental damage as rainfall levels start to drop downwind. Every watt of power extracted from the wind slows down that wind. man has an unbroken record of doing wrong to the environment and yet every year people seem to think that we finally know everything! In 2015 we will understaand the mistakes we made in 2010, and how many billions of dollars of turbines will we need to destroy to repair the damage we have done? Professor Michael Figgen, Paris

  2. If we cancelled ALL NGO contracts and made every single one re-apply for funding with a strict rule that to qualify they must never represent any other NGO then we would see not only a refreshing chance for some honesty in Government but we would wipe out our massive deficits in one year!

    To shut down hospital beds and lay off Nurses and cut back on Health Care across this fair Province BUT still dish out OUR tax dollars and Lottery $$$ to useless destructive and corrupt NGO’s is one of the worst acts of mismanagement of Funding anyone can ever witness in this century!

    How does one spell “C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N?

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