To the Editor,
Re: Environmental groups unfairly represented, Letters, Dec. 13.
Liz Fox defends the funding of Canadian environmentalists by large American foundations. I recall her party, the NDP, crying foul when early in their first mandate the Conservative Party invited a Republican strategist to speak to their convention.
Yet she’s fine with American foundations spending more than $300 million since 2000 tp influence public policy through Canadian environmentalist front groups.
The U.S.-based Oak Foundation for example, paid the Global Campaign for Climate Action $5 million, “To mobilize civil society and public opinion in Canada…to undertake massive public organizing”.
Apparently an America colossus attempting to influence Canadian public policy is legitimate, while an American guest speaker at a party convention is not.
Oh, but wait. Didn’t the B.C. NDP just have a well known American address their convention?
A past member of the Obama administration, community organizer and self-proclaimed communist was well received and applauded by her party, once again affirming that if it weren’t for double standards, the socialists/progressives would have no standards at all.