updated April 12, 2019, published March 1, 2019
by M. Phillip Hall
Recently, Civilian Intelligence Network (CIN) published a few articles on Maxime Bernier and the Peoples Party of Canada (1). These articles were well-researched and thoroughly referenced, however they raised many questions. We found a dark web of mysteries, a veritable network of connections with nefarious purposes.
The questions our readers had were: Why would Johanne Mennie as a government representative attend a meeting where discussions concerning the “Scaling Up the Canadian Social Finance Sector” (2) were being advocated for at a time when the government in power opposed such programs? Why would this group then recommend that they lobby the government to promote funding for the social economy? As a government official, was this meeting registered with the Lobbying Commission?
Why would her Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) department, after the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) entered into power, warn social economy organizations and researchers to change the narrative of their projects from “advocacy” to “research” in order to obtain government funding? And why would she have an office with not one, but 13 Tax Credit accountants? This woman operated in the highest levels of government advocating for social economy programs. Here she is in 2015 , in the House of Commons petitioning for more TAX credits for foreign film companies. A simple civil servant, who spent her career giving out taxpayers money. (3)
Our articles show that she held many positions in Canadian Government: Deputy Director of the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) & Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), Director of the Heritage Foundation, the Justice Department and a member of the Privy Council.
What is surprising however, is that she was also listed as Director of Canada Inc. (Fig.1) which has over 8,000 employees and a budget of $2.4 million which she launched between January-March of 2018 through the acquisition of an office from the Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS). (Fig. 3, 4)
Canada Inc. manages 12,802 Government companies, 175,961 Charitable Organizations and Foundations, and an additional 548,848 Organization Companies, and Canada Inc. also shares the same phone number as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The address is that of the Canadian Justice Department, Canadian Heritage. (Figs. 5,6,7)
Now we have even more questions! What exactly is Canada Inc.? And why was it started, shortly before Maxime Bernier registered his People’s Party of Canada (PPC), with the Government of Canada? Is Canada Inc. the home office for the PPC? Or is it the home office for the social economy in Canada? Or is Canada Inc. the home office for “One World Government”? Apparently, Canada may very well have a deep state after all.
It is important to note, that since our research began on February 10, government web sites have been altered or removed, foundation documents have disappeared, and Mennie’s name has been limited in search engines, including CBC News. When our search into Johanne Mennie began, we had over 230 hits on our advanced web searches, today we have under 170 hits. For example, Mennie’s connection to Canada Inc. has all but disappeared. Figure one displays the contact information for Johanne Mennie listed her as the Director of Canada Inc., and now that has been suddenly changed to Director of Environment Canada (Fig.2). In fact, it now seems impossible to even find any connection between her and Canada Inc. at all. It’s a good thing Civilian Intelligence Network archived all of this! She was listed as the Director of Canada Inc. and of the Heritage Foundation at the same time. Note that Mennie had 13 Tax Credit Accountants on staff, all the more to hand out your money. (4)
On February 28th, 2019, We Are The News came out and disclosed that Maxime Bernier has blocked them from any further contact. This is an independent Quebec news outlet that had access to Maxime for years, yet when they reached out for comment they were immediately blocked (5). Johanne Mennie is not your average upstart political party volunteer. Civilian Intelligence Network requests all eyes on this one. The surprising lack of information about a government employee that has operated at the highest levels of policy-making for almost two decades, is alarming. People’s Party of Canada executives will not speak about it, they have mouthpieces attack us (6), and they are frantically running around deleting everything. Just another day in the life of sweet old lady, Johanne Mennie.