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The Aga Khan’s Stranglehold on Alberta

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Rachel Notley

Published April 22, 2019

In October 2018, Rachel Notley, along with the Aga Khan, University of Alberta, and Lt-Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, announced an extravagant project that had been recently completed (1). The project is called the “Garden of Life” , and its purpose is to continue to inject Islam into the fabric of Canada (2).

Built within the University of Alberta Botanic Garden (3), the idea of the garden was first announced in 2009, in a speech the Aga Khan gave at his graduation ceremony, when he received an honorary doctor of law degree (4). He also signed a new “agreement (5)” with the university and announced the creation of the Global Institute of Pluralism in Ottawa (6).

Pluralism

To understand the garden and the Aga Khan himself, it is necessary to know what pluralism is since this is the concept that he promotes the most.

According to Merriam-Webster, pluralism is “a state of society in which members of diverse ethnic, racial, religious, or social groups maintain and develop their traditional culture or special interest within the confines of a common civilization (7)”. That sounds great but the issue is that the Aga Khan is simply poised to promote and develop his own traditional culture more than other people can promote theirs.

In other words, most people simply don’t have the means to draw such massive crowds and build extravagant buildings to highlight their culture or beliefs. This sounds like a perfect way to actually promote and encourage the growth of one culture, while the others slowly disappear. The Aga Khan actually gets Canada to pay (8) for some of these projects, even his projects in other countries (9)!

Behind the idea of pluralism, it has become easier for the Aga Khan and his globalist friends to spread Islam and their other ideals, since people are still free to practice whatever they want and won’t put up a fight or feel threatened. However, since not everyone can create these huge monuments and buildings, other cultures will likely just quietly fade away in comparison. Maybe this is why even the Muslim Brotherhood (10) promotes pluralism (11)!

An article written in 2010 about Brooks, Alberta, sums up what may happen when we have new immigrants who don’t understand Canadian laws (12). It refers to Sudanese immigrants, but I’m sure it can apply to anyone:

The Sudanese community has had its problems because of a lack of understanding of what the law is. They saw the law as something else and they didn’t put themselves in it… (also) cocaine, which has been in the town for years, arrived suddenly in larger quantities and found a ready market among some immigrants.

Higher crime rate and more violent streets “arrived suddenly” at the same time as hundreds of immigrants! It seems that things have not gotten much better in Brooks, with some people now fearing that the city may become Canada’s first “no-go zone (13).”

The Garden

While it may fall under the umbrella of pluralism, the garden really is more like cultural programming (14). Principal architect for the project, Thomas Woltz said (15), “The message of this garden is one, I believe, of pluralism”. For now maybe, but the end goal is world domination (16). It is not surprising that Mohammad himself promoted pluralism, since non-Muslims became “the people of the dhimma” and had to pay a “jizya” tax (17)! We can be sure our regular Canadian taxes will still be in effect too! A dhimmi refers to a non-Muslim subject in conquered Muslim lands (18):

A non-Muslim subject of a state governed according to the shari’a who is granted the freedom to worship and is entitled to the protection of life and property by the state, although constrained to pay a special tax and not granted the full legal status accorded to Muslim subjects. The status of dhimmi was originally limited to Christians and Jews but has occasionally been extended to Hindus, Zoroastrians, and others.

In addition to that, the word is also used disparagingly towards non-Muslims who are acting in a “conciliatory manner.” And because the Aga Khan practices his own concept of Islam to create a “super state (19)”, it is difficult to say exactly what he has planned for his Dhimma. It looks like we may find out soon! Welcome to Dhimmanada!

At the inauguration of the garden on October 16, 2018, the Aga Khan said this about the project (20):

(The) Garden has its roots in very different times and places. The symbol of the Garden as a spiritual symbol goes back to the Holy Qur’an itself—where the Garden ideal is mentioned many times. Down through many centuries, Islamic culture has continued to see the Garden as a very special place, where the Human meets further proof of the Divine.

Speaking of divine, the garden even features “a skyline of rosy-white Portuguese limestone towers, atop an imposing podium of granite and limestone. This is the Talar — the Persian word for ‘throne’ (21) .” Exactly whose divine throne is in that garden? It certainly is not God’s (22)! Even if you’re okay with wandering around the throne of satan, there are other considerations that may come to mind.

First of all, when considering the role of the garden, the Aga Khan spoke of it being a “social space.. a place for learning, for sharing, for romance, for diplomacy, for reflection on the destiny of the human race (23).” This is HIS idea of the destiny of the human race! Have the people embrace Islam in every possible way!

In this disturbing article (24), it is openly admitted that the garden is there to change the culture and society of Canada to presumably turn it into a Muslim culture:

Edmonton joins other cities including Bamako, Cairo, Delhi, Kabul, and Toronto in hosting parks and gardens that were conceived or rehabilitated by the AKTC as catalysts for positive economic, social, and cultural change…

The Mughal Empire and people are emphasized many times in news coverage as far as the inspiration behind that garden and its message (25). Rachel Notley even goes so far as to say that is not just Mughal architecture, but “traditions” as well (26). These traditions prove that pluralism is actually pacification:

The Mughal Empire did not try to intervene in native societies during most of its existence, rather co-opting and pacifying them through conciliatory administrative practices and a syncretic, inclusive ruling elite, leading to more systematic, centralized and uniform rule.

The garden only drastically promotes one type of culture and one type of religion, for the purpose of further spreading the ideas of Islam into the Canadian population. In fact, the addition of the Aga Khan Garden is going to drastically increase the number of people who visit the University of Alberta campus (27). Considering the motto of the garden, that “no one leaves unchanged (28)”, it looks like bacon will be off the shelves in Alberta in no time!

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The “Talar”


Rachel Notley and the Aga Khan’s Culture Bomb

On May 10th, 2018, Notley and the Aga Khan met for a discussion about the “Agreement of Cooperation” in place since 2012 between the Government of Alberta and the Ismaili Imamat (29)”. She said that is was a time to “reflect on Alberta’s longstanding relationship with the Ismaili Imamat, and the many values we share, including the importance of cultivating pluralism in a diverse society…”, and by pluralism she means Islam! She also expressed her gratitude and stated that “diversity makes us stronger.” Where have we heard that before?

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Rachel Notley and Aga Khan – The view from the “throne”

When Notley said that the garden was influenced by Mughal traditions, did she even understand the meaning of that? Has she seen the above quote about the traditions of the Mughal Empire? Do the rest of the politicians in Canada know what it means? Either they are ignorant or complacent. The Khan and his followers are here to attempt to usher in a new global era!

Rachel Notley and Canada’s Indigenous People

The Aga Khan has a good friend in Rachel Notley (30). She’s not alone as far as being someone involved in his network. After all, it seems hard to resist him. However, one of the first things that Notley and Mitchell mention right away in their speeches is that the land belongs to Treaty 6 Indigenous peoples (31)! What a slap in the face! At the time of truth and reconciliation, let’s drop a huge Islamic garden in their backyard! Kids in Ontario have to learn Ojibwe in school, and meanwhile they are stamping out First Nations in Alberta? There is not even a feather in the K’s garden for them.

There is a tiny Indigenous Garden (32) located within the larger Botanic Garden that was created in 1980. From the look of the pictures, not a thing has been done to the place since! At least the page for the Indigenous Garden includes some berries and most of a plaque about pine trees!

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Aga Khan Garden versus the Indigenous Garden

In her first paragraph of her speech at the inauguration of the garden, Notley says:

I’d like to begin by joining President Turpin and Her Honour, by acknowledging that we are all here on the traditional territory of Treaty Six and also to recognize the Métis people of Alberta who share a very deep connection with Islam that we are very, very, effectively celebrating here today.

Is the connection so deep that their culture is barely represented in that garden? Yes, very effective indeed! A spiritual space that has nothing to do with our very spiritual Aboriginal Canadians? They must know that when Islam comes, it will stamp their culture out just like it did in this garden. The blatant lack of respect here is astounding. They both mentioned that they are on Treaty 6 land just to say that they did, then proceeded to insult the people. The following map (33) shows that Islam and even the Japanese are represented more in that garden than our First Nations are. Perhaps this is representative of where the university gets its money from?

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Map of the Botanic Garden

Yet, in spite of all of this, Notley was recently awarded a Blackfoot name and headdress at a ceremony in Lethbridge, Alberta (34). She was praised for “accomplishing a lot” and “taking over the government.” The ceremony drew criticism on social media, and Dee Brown is quoted in the article as saying:

Who was consulted about this decision?… I’m pretty sure the general consensus of the population strongly disagrees about honouring a politician who has forsaken so many of our people.

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Aksitooskitsiphpaki

Although the organizers of this event likely meant well, there does seem to be a need to educate people about the kind of agreements that are happening in Alberta and the rest of Canada with the Aga Khan. He may seem harmless and many of the things he does actually improve lives. No one is objecting to building new hospitals or ensuring access to clean drinking water. The issue is that the focus is on specifically assisting his Ismaili subjects first, then getting local governments to pay for it (35).

Meanwhile in Canada, the only change that the Khan wants is cultural change. He is not improving life for vulnerable Canadian people. They put a huge Islamic garden full of running water on Treaty 6 territory, while there are 38 short-term drinking water advisories in our First Nations. Six of those communities are in Alberta (36)! So to honour Notley means that you honour our government and you honour the Aga Khan.

References:

  1. https://www.akdn.org/speech/sua-alteza-o-aga-khan/inauguration-aga-khan-garden-alberta
  2. theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/The-Aga-Khan-Garden-of-Life-gift-to-Canada/4552908-4814868-wgnjd6/index.html
  3. edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/live-aga-khan-officially-opens-islamic-garden
  4. https://ismailimail.blog/2009/06/09/aga-khan-receives-honorary-degree-from-university-of-alberta/
  5. http://sun.ismaili.net/drupal5/node/22687
  6. pluralism.ca
  7. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pluralism
  8. web.archive.org/web/20070506071433/http://www.akdn.org/news/2006Oct25.html
  9. thestar.com/news/gta/2014/02/28/aga_khan_prime_minister_stephen_harper_announce_100m_joint_aid_venture.html
  10. cbc.ca/news/canada/muslim-brotherhood-activities-need-to-be-probed-in-canada-report-says-1.2654636
  11. thetribunepapers.com/2016/11/22/the-muslim-brotherhood-plan-to-dominate-north-america/
  12. therebel.media/alberta-jason-kenney-ucp-immigration-cbc-ezra-levant-politics?page=2
  13. thestar.com/news/canada/2010/10/17/brooks_the_melting_pot_of_alberta.html
  14. the.ismaili/news/aga-khan-garden-place-joy-delight-and-wonder
  15. edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/live-aga-khan-officially-opens-islamic-garden
  16. answering-islam.org/Authors/Arlandson/ultimate_goal.htm
  17. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhimmi
  18. thefreedictionary.com/dhimmi
  19. amaana.org/sultweb/message.htm#World of Islam — A Super State
  20. https://www.akdn.org/speech/sua-alteza-o-aga-khan/inauguration-aga-khan-garden-alberta
  21. edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/local-arts/paula-simons-no-person-leaves-unchanged-new-aga-khan-garden-a-gift-of-paradise
  22. allahisnotgod.wordpress.com
  23. https://www.akdn.org/speech/sua-alteza-o-aga-khan/inauguration-aga-khan-garden-alberta
  24. the.ismaili/news/aga-khan-garden-place-joy-delight-and-wonder
  25. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mughal_Empire
  26. panopticnews.com/gatewaygazette/imamat-day-statement-from-premier-notley/
  27. canadianinteriors.com/2018/10/19/aga-khan-garden-opens-at-university-of-alberta/
  28. edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/local-arts/paula-simons-no-person-leaves-unchanged-new-aga-khan-garden-a-gift-of-paradise
  29. the.ismaili/diamond-jubilee/mawlana-hazar-imam-and-alberta-premier-rachel-notley-discuss-ongoing-cooperation
  30. ismailimail.blog/?s=rachel+notley
  31. https://www.akdn.org/speech/honourable-rachel-notley/inauguration-aga-khan-garden-edmonton
  32. botanicgarden.ualberta.ca/gardens-collections/indigenous-garden/
  33. botanicgarden.ualberta.ca/visit/map-of-the-garden/
  34. globalnews.ca/news/4990780/premier-rachel-notley-blackfoot-name-headdress-criticism/
  35. https://ismailignosis.com/2015/08/02/the-secret-life-of-the-aga-khan/
  36. https://www.canada.ca/en/indigenous-services-canada/services/short-term-drinking-water-advisories-first-nations-south-60.html#alb

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Politicians and Newspeak

originally published March 26, 2019
by Simone Georges


“Words exist so that we might discriminate one thing from another. Without words, we would have chaos.” (1) Once upon a time, when a politician spoke, it was to share their beliefs and how they could help the voting public. It then behoved the public to decide which politician most represented their needs and so vote for them. Words had meaning, we understood the words and we made our choice. 

Since Obama came to power in the United States in 2008 and Trudeau in Canada in 2015, suddenly we are grappling with a whole new lexicon. Saul Alinsky said, “Politics is all about power relations, but to advance one’s power, one must couch one’s positions in the language of morality.”(2) Suddenly words become nebulous. Definitions become negotiable. New words are shaped in an Alinskian fashion to manipulate the audience to accept the unacceptable, to think in the way the speaker wishes the listener to think.(3)

Trudeau leapt upon this leftist manipulation. When he threw open Canada’s borders, we no longer were dealing with illegal immigration, we now had irregular migration.(4) Mankind was rechristened peoplekind.(5) From a multicultural society, we were thrown into a world of diversity, which signified, once upon a time, an aspect of your portfolio. A measurable term global warming was abandoned in favour of the nebulous term climate change since the planet refused to warm up and we all know climate changes all the time. A largely undefined word began to be bandied about freely: does anybody really have a firm definition of Islamophobia? That question has not been answered to anybody’s satisfaction(6) and it gets applied to protests against child marriage and female genital mutilation which are legitimate concerns. Being called racist is something every nationalist has suffered when voicing concerns about unvetted migrants walking our streets. Even the claim of having the right to free speech is limited to the right to speak without offending any person on the left. 

By using this term, he tries to imply that the Liberals and the Conservatives have similar platforms and similar objectives for the country. This is patently false; however, he uses it freely to manipulate the gullible minds of his unblushingly naïve followers. Another favourite is the free use of the term globalist. Once again, his ingenuous acolytes parrot his words and apply it to anyone who does not support his unelected aspirations and dares to think Andrew Scheer may be a better choice for Canada. Let us examine the meaning of globalist with the help of the Urban Dictionary(7).

A comparison of this definition with the Conservative Party of Canada’s goals for the country show this to be patently false. 

Bernier is also fond of using the term pandering to refer to any extension of well wishes to a group of people of some ethnicity or other. This time, referring to the Merriam-Webster dictionary proves his usage false and a blatant twisting of the narrative.(8)

Trudeau and Bernier are very similar, it appears, in their enjoyment of using words to make people think the way they want. Both seem to be reading from Saul Alinsky’s playbook and would make him very proud! Manipulation is the game and both of these politicians are very adept at it. Honesty and forthrightness is a trait much to be desired in a politician, but you certainly won’t find it here! 

Actually, there seems to be very little difference between these two Quebec politicians!

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-58HoTHWQk
  2. https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/184445/six-alinsky-rules-explain-obamas-words-and-deeds-jack-kerwick
  3. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/06/21/how-liberals-twist-language-n1621729
  4. https://globalnews.ca/news/4355394/illegal-or-irregular-asylum-seekers-crossing-canadas-border/
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItsGW1Nlm3c
  6. https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/m-103-report-makes-few-recommendations-about-islamophobia
  7. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pander
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The Criminal Cartel of the Canada Infrastructure Bank Board

published March 21, 2019

In this follow up to “BlackRock, SNC & The Infrastructure Bank: Meet the Global Construction Cartel” we continue with The Canada Infrastructure Bank Board and the who’s who of global communist policy makers. The same players transfer from boards of foundations to boards of corporations to ministers of government, not because they are good at what they do, but because they follow the rules of the multilateral (HYBRID) universe of international treaties. It is big business to sell out the tax payers and their sovereignty to the one world government.

Other Members of the Canada Infrastructure Board include (1):

  • James Cherry: James Cherry served on the Board of Governors and Board of Directors for the United Way Canada (2). Key executives from the president’s office of SNC-Lavalin were also involved with the United Way: Gilles Laramee was on the board (3), Jacques Lamarre was on the council of Governors (4), and Pierre Duhaime was on fundraising committee(4). James Cherry is also on the board for the Foundation of Greater Montreal (FGM)(7). The Foundation of Greater Montreal is a member of the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), an organization that brings together 191 foundations that operate across Canada and the managed assets of which total over $5.8 billion (8). The FGM had a direct partnership with United Way and SNC-Lavalin (9). Several SNC-Lavalin executives have served on the FGM Board including: Michael Novak (10) and Jacques Bougie (current board member of SNC-Lavalin and mentor to the Trudeau Foundation)(11)(12)(13)(26) and a director of McCain Foods Ltd. (13). Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau is married to McCain Foods heiress Nancy McCain (14). Morneau was instrumental in setting up the Infrastructure Bank.

Tim Brodhead was instrumental in planning the initial workings of the Infrastructure Bank along with Tides Canada Foundation (5). He has served on several boards with James Cherry: Board of Directors for the United Way (4), Board of Directors for FGM (7), and Board of Governors for Concordia University (21). Tim Brodhead is currently the President of the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation and was also interim president of the Trudeau Foundation from 2013-2014 (6). It goes without saying that if Tides Foundation is involved so then is philanthropist George Soros (22)(23), who seems to have his hands in everyone’s cookie jar including our Canadian Infrastructure Bank.

  • Ms. Poonam Puri was a Trudeau Foundation post-doctoral fellow and award recipient (15). She is also a member of the International association of law schools (IALS) (16)(17). The International Association of Law Schools is a private, non-political, non-profit, collaborative, learned society dedicated to serving the worldwide legal education community. It consists of more than 170 law schools and departments from over 55 countries representing more than 7,500 law faculty members (18). It’s primary mission includes: To foster mutual understanding and respect for the worlds varied and changing legal systems and culture, to prepare lawyers for transnational global practice, to work with entities to develop guidelines and adapt legal education to the needs of changing society regarding international and transnational law (19). Many law schools participating in IALS programs receive funding from the Open Society Foundation (29). It has been proposed that IALS build a database of funding organizations that promote the Rule of Law such as intergovernmental organizations (the United Nations system, the European Union and the Council of Europe) to specific NGOs and foundations (such as the Carnegie Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Foundation etc.) that could act to open up funding venues for its member(30).

Ms. Poonam Puri led a research project which investigated the reconfiguration of transnational governance: (20)

A profound transformation in global regulation has resulted in a shift from a reliance on nation-state-driven treaty and law-making to a highly decentralized set of processes of norm-creation, that involve and are fueled by both public and private, governmental and non-governmental actors, operating in an emerging ‘post-national’ and ‘transnational’ space.”

This directed research project is situated in this uniquely interdisciplinary and fast-developing field at the intersection of law, governance, finance and globalization…. the project, will focus on the Equator Principles (“EPs”)… to illuminate the reconfiguration of transnational governance.”

The EPs constitute a voluntary common framework established in 2003, to which 67 global financial institutions have agreed for evaluating and managing social and environmental risk in privately-financed development projects.”

The EP’s ambitious regulatory framework promises to incorporate corporate social responsibility, environmental responsibility, and human rights into the very core of the decision making process within the participating global banks, in some cases extending to all of a participating banks.”

Canadians must have missed this memo? Are the banks reconfiguring from a “transnational state” into an “international state” of governance”? For the many Canadians that still believe we are a “sovereign state”, just how exactly will these “Equator Principals” impact the regulatory framework of Canada’s Infrastructure Bank? After all Canadian pension funds are being used and it the Canadian taxpayers (not the international community) that will be on the hook for incurred losses?

  • Janice Fukakusa was Senior VP and chief internal auditor for RBC and chairman of RBC Ventures Fund (31) and now is on the Board of Directors for Canada Infrastructure Bank. Former SNC-Lavalin executives are also directors with Royal Bank Directors (24) and they include: Guy St. Pierre who was former CEO of SNC-Lavalin and mentor to the Trudeau Foundation (25), Jacques Bougie who is currently on the board of directors for SNC-Lavalin and McCain Foods and mentor on the Trudeau Foundation (24)(26)(27). In addition the president of McCain Foods, G. Wallace F. McCain is also director and on the audit committee for RBC (32).
  • Jane Bird was a senior Engineer from SNC-Lavalin and now sits on the Board of Directors of Canada Infrastructure Bank (28).
  • Kimberly Baird is a renowned First Nations Chief in BC and founder of Kim Baird Strategic Consulting (33). She helped to negotiate the Tsawwassen First Nations Treaty in BC, a modern urban land development treaty that would act to extinguish aboriginal title and rights to First Nations land whereby all land had to be registered and taxed (34). Chief Baird then helped to spearhead a major retail and commercial development project for two large shopping malls on First Nations land which was tied to a “social economy” community program (35)(36). She is described as a “wealthy retail land baron” by her Tsawwassen First Nations community(33), who fear that poverty and unemployment may drive them off their land. The partners in this land development project were Ivanhoe Cambridge and Property Development Group. Ivanhoe Cambridge is a subsidiary of Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ), the Quebec pension plan (37). Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec is the major stock holder of SNC-Lavalin (38).
  • Dave Bronconnier was Mayor of Calgary when SNC-Lavalin was awarded the 1 Billion dollar Calgary LRT contract from the city(39). His biography states that he is Director of Interloq Capital Inc. (1), but a thorough internet search for that company could not be found.
  • Michele Colpron is Vice President of Finance & Investments Administration for CDP Capital which operates as a subsidiary of Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and one of their principal construction partners is SNC-Lavalin (40). CDPQ is also the principal shareholder of SNC-Lavalin (38).
  • Christopher Hickman was the Chairman and CEO of Marco Group, a large construction company (41) that partnered on contracts with SNC-Lavalin (42). He also served on the board of Nalco Energy that also gave contracts to SNC-Lavalin(43).
  • Stephen Smith was on the board of directors for the CD Howe Institute. SNC-Lavalin is a member of CD Howe Institute (44). Stephen Smith was also on the board METROLINX/Go transit. Metrolix awarded contracts to SNC-Lavalin for Crosslinx Transit Solutions (45).
  • Patricia Youzwa was CEO of SaskPower that gave SNC-Lavalin millions in contracts (46). Current reports show that SaskPower overpaid 111 million to SNC-Lavalin (47).

The extent to which the foreign criminal syndicate call the shots leave little ability for our elected ministers of parliament to do anything about it. That is, if they are not in on the con to begin with. These people know the agendas, they agree with the agendas, and further the agendas of UN Global Compacts of every sort. SNC is the construction cartel in Canada (48). The amalgamation of the Canada Infrastructure Bank with BlackRock is a non-partisan Red Alert moment for all Canadian Patriots!

References:

  1. https://cib-bic.ca/en/board-of-directors/
  2. http://www.unitedway.ca/about-us/our-team/james-c-cherry/
  3. http://www.altalink.ca/files/pdf/reports/2008-Financial-Report.pdf
  4. http://www.centraide-mtl.org/documents/26141/upload/documents/centraide-mtl_rapport_annuel_2010_ang_2.pdf
  5. https://shawnpaulmelville.com/2019/03/03/soros-trudeau-snc-the-canada-investment-bank/
  6. http://www.fondationtrudeau.ca/en/community/tim-brodhead
  7. https://www.fgmtl.org/en/pdf/AR2013.pdf
  8. https://fgmtl.org/en/fcc.php
  9. https://web.archive.org/web/20080609024250/http:/www.fgmtl.org/en/partners.php
  10. https://www.fgmtl.org/en/nouvelle.php?n=74
  11. https://web.archive.org/web/20080610092431/http:/www.fgmtl.org/en/board_fgm.php
  12. http://www.snclavalin.com/en/about-us/board-directors/
  13. http://www.fondationtrudeau.ca/en/community/jacques-bougie
  14. https://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/bill-morneau-and-nancy-mccains-house-in-bennington-heights/view/google/
  15. https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/fr/activites/evenements/poonam-puri-et-isabella-bakker-au-tedxvaughanwomen-2016&prev=search
  16. https://docplayer.net/8398485-The-role-of-law-schools-and-human-rights.html
  17. http://www.ialsnet.org/
  18. http://ials.symlaw.ac.in/pdf/Pres-release.pdf
  19. https://web.archive.org/web/20171229103229/http://www.ialsnet.org/charter-bylaws/
  20. https://digitalcommons.osgoode.yorku.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1003&context=syllabi
  21. https://www.concordia.ca/content/dam/concordia/offices/archives/docs/bog-minutes/2011-12-08.pdf
  22. https://sorosfiles.com/soros/2011/10/the-tides-foundation.html
  23. https://canadafreepress.com/article/soros-tides-canada-under-investigation
  24. http://www.rbc.com/investorrelations/pdf/3rbe10.pdf
  25. http://archives.bulletinsoiq.qc.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=446%3Aguy-st-pierre-nouveau-mentor-de-la-fondation-trudeau&catid=304%3Ale-genie-saffiche&Itemid=280&lang=fr
  26. http://www.snclavalin.com/en/about-us/board-directors/jacques-bougie.aspx
  27. http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/en/community/jacques-bougie
  28. https://probusvancouver.com/probus-meeting-jane-bird-building-the-canada-line/
  29. http://iqac.jgu.edu.in/document/naac_self-study_report_op_jindal_global_university_june_2015.pdf
  30. http://www.ialsnet.org/meetings/role/papers/vandeKasteelenMichiel%28TheNetherlands%29.pdf
  31. https://news.ontario.ca/mof/en/2014/01/economic-advisory-panel-members.html
  32. http://www.rbc.com/investorrelations/pdf/3rbe10.pdf
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Articles

BlackRock, SNC & The Infrastructure Bank: Meet the Global Construction Cartel

published March 18, 2019
updated May 5, 2019

Justin Trudeau & Michael Wernick: The joke is on Canadian taxpayers.

When the Canadian government entered into an agreement with BlackRock in 2017, what occurred was a partnership with the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB). In doing so, Canada became affiliated with the world construction cartel. Key players in SNC Lavalin, the newly-minted CIB, and the Privy Council are developers of the social economy, a complex scheme to fleece Canada.

Considering the key players involved, some of the CIB funding is likely going to support infrastructure overseas to back the construction cartel (26). This is a funding resource for SNC because they have been barred from bidding on World Bank projects. The CIB is wealth transfer diverting Canadian tax dollars and pension funds to third-world countries to build their infrastructure, create jobs, and stimulate their economy. Let’s have a look at the current CIB board members. We will see how they overlap through government, business, and foundations.

Bruno Guilmette served as interim Chief Investment Officer of Canada Infrastructure Bank, where he established the organization’s initial investment policies and processes (1). Previously, he served on the Executive Committee and Board of the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA). The GIIA plans and delivers a program of global advocacy and stakeholder engagement that promotes global private investment in infrastructure(2)(3). Rapid income growth across developing countries, as well as rapid urbanization, is driving enormous demand for infrastructure investment that is vital to their country’s future economic growth. However, many of these emerging economies are stuck on the same question: how do we pay for this?

Worldwide investment in infrastructure needs to average $3.3 trillion a year to support global economic growth aspirations and provide citizens with essential services. (2)

Government budgets are being strained by public debt, but according to most estimates there is more than $1 trillion in private sector capital available from millions of individual citizens in the form of pension funds (4). Institutional investors and bank assets could also “partially support infrastructure projects”, with 87% of these funds originating from advanced economies (2). As is described in this article written by the GIIA, Canada’s Infrastructure Bank is setting up the guidelines for the procurement of money for these global infrastructure programs (4):

Two countries that are succeeding in unlocking this dry powder (pension funds) are Australia and Canada. They have invested in a specialist central resource (Infrastructure Bank) to gather and share best practices for procuring bodies, thereby building a capability to identify the pipeline of infrastructure requirements and the tool kit of financial models to procure them.”

Therefore, Trudeau’s Infrastructure Bank, promoted by the Liberals as a tool for developing infrastructure projects within Canada, was an out-right lie to Canadians. Infrastructure development, jobs, and the economic growth that comes with it was never intended to service the needs of Canadians, but rather to benefit global construction companies and citizens of third-world economies! Companies such as SNC-Lavalin were the only ones awarded contracts and half of these contracts were funding for work outside Canada (5).

Who better to help implement this “Global Infrastructure Bank” than Bruno Guilmette(6)? Guilmette not only served on the Global Infrastructure and Investment Association (GIIA) board, but also as the Senior Vice-President of Infrastructure at PSP Investments, Canada’s largest pension investment managers (7). Mr. Guilmette also served as the Senior Director of Investments & Infrastructure at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (6), the Quebec Pension Plan that is the largest shareholder of SNC-Lavalin (8). Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec even procured a contract with Canada Infrastructure Bank to build a rail system in Montreal, and SNC-Lavalin received the funding (9)(10)(11):

And it’s true that SNC-Lavalin’s largest shareholder is the Quebec public-service pension fund, whose pet project is a light-rail network, whose main construction contractor is SNC-Lavalin. And it’s true that the head of the pension fund pushed hard for the federal government to set up an Infrastructure Bank whose only investment to date… was in the light-rail network promoted by the pension fund that is SNC’s biggest investor and which, in turn, is the rail project’s biggest contractor.”

Bruno Guilmette also has other ties to SNC-Lavalin and they include:

  • Bruno Guilmette is director of Boralex Inc. (6)(14). Alain Rheaume, who is on the board of directors of SNC-Lavalin, is also board of directors for Boralex Inc. (15).
  • Bruno Guilmette is on the board of Avi Alliance (6), which is a subsidiary of Hochtief (an international construction services provider). Hochtief has partnered with SNC-Lavalin on infrastructure contracts (16).

Billions of dollars of Canadian taxpayer money is being poured into SNC-Lavalin (5). The World Bank has also listed SNC-Lavalin as an ineligible firm to receive funding for contracts due to allegations of fraud and corruption (27). This being the case, was the Infrastructure Bank set up to fund the corrupt construction cartels? A bigger question is, how much of the $35 billion of the $186 billion in contracts already pledged has SNC have been signed with the Infrastructure Bank? Another issue concerning SNC, is that taxpayers may be on liable if “forecasts prove inaccurate, projects fail, or costs otherwise accrue above and beyond what was expected (25).”

Blackrock, a US-based asset management company overseeing $5.1 trillion in investments (17), reported on February 8, 2018 that it was raising $10 billion in private equity funds and that it would seek a private commitment from sovereign wealth funds (e.g. pension funds) and other institutional investors, to set up a fund called “BlackRock Alternative Investments” (18)(19). Heading up this project was Andre Bourbonnais, who was Senior Managing Director of the CPP Investment Board and Global Head of Investment Partnerships (2010-2015). Before that, he worked for Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (2004-2010)(20). The current president of Canada Infrastructure Bank, Pierre Lavallee, worked for Andre Bourbonais in 2012 at CPP Investment Board as VP for Investment Partnerships (12).

What exactly is the “BlackRock Alternative Investments” fund? Social economy is often referred to as the “alternative economy”, a global movement powered by corporations and their foundations to promote communism (21). This raises several questions: Is Canada’s Infrastructure Bank managed by BlackRock? Does BlackRock have controlling interest in this bank? And will this bank be used to fund the social economy (17)? The connections between these pension boards, corporations, and the president and directors of the Canada Infrastructure Bank warrant public scrutiny.

New evidence reveals that BlackRock’s role in the Canada Infrastructure Bank may have also included advising on key personnel including Pierre Lavallee, the current president of Canada Infrastructure Bank (22). Trudeau consulted BlackRock extensively for the $35 billion investment in the new bank which critics say will put the interests of investors ahead of Canadian Taxpayers (23). After all, BlackRock’s fiduciary responsibility is to its clients and not Canadian taxpayers, pension investors, or consumers. Moreover, the Paradise Papers include 9 companies connected to the BlackRock Group. These are tax havens that contribute to income inequality, benefiting wealthy corporations at the expense of taxpayers (17).

Corporation share holders, not Canadian taxpayers, will be the beneficiaries of today’s Social (Green) Economy.

This year’s election should definitely not focus on the dairy cartel and supply management, for that is but a smoke screen when compared to the billions of dollars at stake in the hands of the construction cartel and its influence on Canada Infrastructure Bank. It is a cartel which includes not only SNC-Lavalin, but many other corporations operating in Quebec, including those supporting members of the People’s Party of Canada. Out of 34 corporations that donated to Maxime Bernier, 21 were related to the construction industry. After all, the Beauce is a lot more than just dairy! One thing is certain, Canada is no longer a sovereign state but rather being run like a corporation, whereby the rights of citizens are being left at the wayside in favour of the globalist agenda. Canadians were never informed, never consulted, nor did we vote for this. We are indeed living under Canada Inc. (24).

Continue reading “The Criminal Cartel of the Canada Infrastructure Bank Board“.

References:

  1. https://cib-bic.ca/en/board-of-directors/
  2. http://giia.net/infrastructure/
  3. http://giia.net/we-need-to-act-together-to-deliver-better-infrastructure/
  4. http://giia.net/author/tim-horan/
  5. https://www.thepostmillennial.com/feds-spend-4-2-billion-in-borrowed-money-since-snc-lavalin-scandal-broke/
  6. https://cib-bic.ca/en/board-of-directors/bruno-guilmette/
  7. https://www.investpsp.com/en/
  8. https://montrealgazette.com/business/snc-lavalin-has-made-remarkable-progress-caisse-ceo-says
  9. https://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/canada-the-show/
  10. https://www.cdpq.com/en/news/pressreleases/canada-infrastructure-bank-invests-in-reseau-express-metropolitain-project-with
  11. http://www.snclavalin.com/en/reseau-express-metropolitain-rem-canada-engineering-procurement-construction
  12. https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierre-lavall%C3%A9e-473b0b4/?originalSubdomain=ca
  13. https://web.archive.org/web/20160326002325/www.cppib.com/en/what-we-do/investment-partnerships.html.
  14. https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruno-guilmette-12270445/?originalSubdomain=ca
  15. http://www.snclavalin.com/en/about-us/board-directors/alain-rheaume.aspx
  16. https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/0416-city-lavalin
  17. https://nupge.ca/content/canada-infrastructure-bank-promoter-involved-tax-havens
  18. https://privatecapitaljournal.com/blackrock-raise-us-10b-long-term-private-equity-fund/
  19. https://privatecapitaljournal.com/blackrock-recruits-another-senior-cppib-executive/
  20. https://www.linkedin.com/in/andre-bourbonnais-3a063519/.
  21. https://shawnpaulmelville.com/2019/02/18/soros-tides-foundation-and-the-ppc/
  22. https://blackrocktransparencyproject.org/2018/08/27/how-canadas-infrastructure-bank-was-created-by-and-set-up-to-benefit-blackrock/
  23. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/liberals-gave-investors-extraordinary-control-over-infrastructure-bank-opposition/article34910106/
  24. https://shawnpaulmelville.com/2019/03/01/johanne-mennie-deep-mysteries-deep-state/
  25. https://pressprogress.ca/why-the-liberal-governments-infrastructure-bank-is-helping-big-banks-and-dumping-user-fees-on-citizens/
  26. https://shawnpaulmelville.com/2019/03/03/soros-trudeau-snc-the-canada-investment-bank/
  27. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/snc-lavalin-agrees-to-10-year-ban-from-world-bank-projects-1.1316719

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Meet Communist Maxime Bernier

published March 11, 2019

Globalization has paved the way for an historic deterioration of national sovereignty slowly being replaced by one world governance with Marxist ideologies. The rise of the “Social and Solidarity Economy” movement has taken root and flourished. What started off in the 19th century as a labour movement had resurfaced in France in 1968 with the reshuffling of the relationship between the State, corporations, and civil society (1)(2). The phrase “Social Solidarity Economy” originated in France in the late 90s by an association called REAS (Réseau des l’économie alternative et solidaire) who advocated for the restructuring of economic alternatives. REAS members included people involved in Green party politics and disillusioned communists or socialists throughout France (3)

By 1995, the expression “Social Solidarity Economy” gained acceptance in Quebec after an appeal for a solidarity economy was published in Le Monde, a large newspaper in France (3). By 1996, the Quebec government decided to reduce the budget deficit to zero, at a time of high unemployment. Quebec was predominantly a welfare state, and one of the reasons for the deficit was the interest on public debt, which was higher per capita than in any other Canadian province. Premier Lucien Bouchard, of the Parti Québécois called a Socio-Economic Summit in November of 1996 and for the first time in history, social and community organizations along with government, corporations and unions met as partners to adopt the “Social Solidarity Economy” as a priority for job creation and to reduce poverty(3). The unions agreed to freeze wages while the government and private corporate sector agreed that the social economy would be supported by both federal and provincial government policies.

So where exactly did Quebec get the money required for these programs? The “Social Solidarity Economy” refers to the third sector of our economy; the relationship that exists between corporations and foundations, non-profits, NGOs, charities, cooperatives, and organized labour. This sector operates at a loss and relies heavily on government subsidies, grants and tax credits (4). These programs cost billions of dollars each year to implement and produce very insignificant returns. In 1996, the Liberal government under the leadership of Jean Chretien approved these programs (Figure #1).

And who exactly was the legislative advisor to the PQ Party at the time? None other than Maxime Bernier (Figure #2) who served as legislative advisor from 1996-1998 to Bernard Landry, Quebec’s deputy Premier to Lucien Bouchard(5). So Maxime Bernier knows quite well the workings of the “Social Economy” in Quebec, its toll on Canadian taxpayers and its primary objective in fulfilling the Libertarian vision of global communism!

In 2014, Maxime Bernier was asked: Do you think there should be any changes made to equalization? (6)

No, we don’t have to touch equalization.… I think it’s going well right now, so I don’t see the necessity to change the formula. The principle is in the Constitution, and by respecting it we can properly respect the needs of the provinces.”

So basically, Quebec was allowed to reduce its deficit down to zero and employ thousands in this “false economy”, all on the backs of the Canadian taxpayer, by implementing the “Social and Solidarity Economy”. And Maxime Bernier, who advocates for smaller government and less government regulations is the champion of this movement. Some have argued that he also advocates for fewer government subsidies to corporations so how can this possibly be true? For the Globalist and their corporations the answer is quite simple: Why not lose the millions in subsidies if we can gain BILLIONS from deregulation. A position Maxime Bernier or the “Minister from Bell” knows quite well when he deregulated the cell phone companies in 2007 (7), which destroyed competition and resulted in Canadians paying the highest cell phone bill rates in the world! (8)

The same groups that were designed in Quebec to promote the “Social Solidarity Economy” developed The RIPESS network with headquarters in Quebec. This Quebec group now advocates for “Open Borders”. On February 4, 2019, the European Chapter of RIPESS released a guide for campaigners, communicators and activists called “How to talk about the societies we want in Europe.” (9) (10) (Figure #3) This guide calls for open borders and makes recommendations on how to phrase the narrative on open borders so as not to upset Europeans:

We recommend using this imagery of the shared and continuous land and waterways of Europe, but without explicitly mentioning borders… emphasize that borders are invisible.”

And just recently, Quebec signed an agreement with France to to continue sharing information and collaborating in the area of the “Social Solidarity Economy” (11).

Past PQ leaders such as Rene Levesque, Jacques Parizeau, Jean-Francois Lisee all had communist ties (12)(13)(14). Furthermore the PQ Party Manifesto of 1972 calls for the development of communism in Quebec (15). Lucien Buchard prior to becoming Premier of Quebec, worked for the Brian Mulroney Government as Minister of the environment and attended several Trilateral Commission meetings at the request of Paul Desmarais who he was friends with. Lucien Bouchard was never a sovereigntist, he helped to form the BLOC separatist party in Quebec (16). It is therefore not surprising that Maxime Bernier has invited former BLOC MPs to the PPC Party, along with NDP and Green party members (17)(18).

The “Social and Solidarity Economy” is indeed a true Marxist Utopia where citizens share in the wealth of the nation, while our globalist puppet masters control the workings of the government, activists groups, labour groups and the very citizens that they employ. Until of course labour markets are flooded by migrants and cheaper labour alternatives whereby the demands for employment exceed job availability; then the true “Hunger Games” of western civilization will commence.

Welcome to the Peoples Party of Canada, Comrade!

Max also donated to the PQ Communist Party of Quebec!

References:

  1. https://journals.openedition.org/interventionseconomiques/2711
  2. https://www.academia.edu/12417203/Marxism_and_the_solidarity_economy
  3. https://ccednet-rcdec.ca/sites/ccednet-rcdec.ca/files/another_economy-poirier_kawano.pdf
  4. https://shawnpaulmelville.com/2019/02/18/soros-tides-foundation-and-the-ppc/
  5. https://www.iedm.org/725-maxime-bernier
  6. https://www.c2cjournal.ca/2014/09/what-does-quebec-want-nothing-of-constitutional-reform- says-maxime-bernier/
  7. https://www.thestar.com/business/2007/02/12/berniers_troubling_stand_on_net_neutrality.html
  8. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/wireless-prices-cell-phone-plan-canada-1.4652550
  9. http://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/other/2019/how-to-talk-about-the-societies-we-want-in-europe.pdf
  10. http://www.ripess.eu/how-to-talk-about-the-societies-we-want-in-europe-new-guide/
  11. http://www.mrif.gouv.qc.ca/en/salle-de-presse/actualites/11348
  12. https://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/quebec-election-lisee-admits-he-flirted-with-communism-in-university
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Parizeau
  14. https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/rcmp-suspected-rene-levesque-was-a-communist-report-1.493448
  15. https://nosnowinmoscow.wordpress.com/2016/10/18/the-communist-parti-quebecois-elects-a-new-communist-leader-jean-francois-lisee-7-october-2016/
  16. https://ledecodeur.quebec/2014/08/31/lucien-bouchard-na-jamais-ete-souverainiste-et-il-est-toujours-ami-avec-brian-mulroney/
  17. https://ledecodeur.quebec/2014/08/31/lucien-bouchard-na-jamais-ete-souverainiste-et-il-est-toujours-ami-avec-brian-mulroney/
  18. https://globalnews.ca/news/4450870/maxime-bernier-peoples-party-who-can-join/
Figure #1: Jean Chretien one week prior to the Socio-Economic Summit of 1996 approves the investments for pay more equalization payments to Quebec in support of the “Social Economy”.
Figure #2: Maxime Bernier Biography posted for MEI (Montreal Economic Institute) shows he was Legislative Advisor to the Deputy Premier from 1996-1998 at the time of the Socio-Economic Summit of 1996.
Figure #3: Taken from the RIPESS Guide (2019): “How we want to talk about the societies we want in Europe.”