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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.

The CIB funding is 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.”
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Soros and the Canadian Connection to the Migrant Caravan on the US Border

published March 7, 2019

Background on Social Solidarity Economy

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 Réseau des l’économie alternative et solidaire (REAS) that 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). In 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 Socioeconomic Summit 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. To coordinate the implementation of the program, the government created the “Chantier de l’économie sociale du Québec, a non-profit corporation whose mandate was to promote the social economy in Quebec (3).

So where exactly will 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 (25% of our budget) and produce very insignificant returns.

In 1996, the Liberal government under the leadership of Jean Chrétien approved these programs (Figure 1). So basically, Quebec was allowed to reduce its deficit to zero and employ thousands in this “false economy” all on the backs of the Canadian taxpayer. 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 they employ. Welcome to Canada comrade!

Soros, Tides Canada and the Social Economy

Several organizations within the Social and Solidarity Economy are engaged in political and social crusades where corporations use their foundations as “activism portals” to influence public opinion and government policy (4). George Soros, billionaire founder of the Open Society Foundation and donor to Tides Foundation, considers this new network of foundations as a “cross between a foundation and a movement” that can directly benefit the agenda of a small but powerful group of wealthy globalists determined on steering the sociopolitical framework of nations in their favour (5). Here are just a few examples of this corruption:

  • Tides Foundation was behind the push to restore voting rights for felons in Virginia in order to influence the US elections in 2016(6)
  • US Foundations (Tides) campaign to kill the Albertan Oil Sands (7)
  • Soros’ Tides Foundation Canada under investigation by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for election interference (8)
  • Non-Profit of terrorist bomber received Tides Foundation funding (9)
  • Soros’ Open Society sponsored immigration network exposed in Italy (10)

Between 2002 and 2007, the Social Solidarity Economy movement had spread to other parts of Canada and into the United States. The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) that formed in Quebec in 1999, consisted of community-based organizations, co-operatives, social enterprises, researchers and active citizens; it promoted the nation-wide implementation of the social economy and was instrumental in launching the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS) (11). The North American Chapter consisted of three working agencies who advocated for the social economy: Chantier de l’economie Sociale (Quebec), CCEDNet (Quebec) and the United States Solidarity Economy Network (US SEN) (12).

Today, the globalization of the Social Solidarity Economy includes six international chapters of RIPESS: Africa & the Middle East, Latin America, North America, Asia, Europe, and Oceana. Yvon Poirier from CCEDNet (Quebec) is president of RIPESS (13) (14). RIPESS works closely with the United Nations (13) and International Labour Organizations all supporting left leaning agendas. Quebec, Quebec politicians, and their globalist counterparts therefore played an integral role in what has materialized today as United Nations Agenda 2030.

In 2004, Prime Minister Paul Martin included a social economy initiative in the federal budget to fund these programs under the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) umbrella (15). In the fall of 2005, prior to the election, it was feared that the change in government would eliminate these programs along with contracts so there was a haste to speed up the process and sign these deals.

After the Liberals lost the elections, the new Conservative government led by Stephen Harper abolished these programs in September 2006, leaving only the research portion, a five year plan, in place (4). When the Harper conservatives took office, the SSHRC, under the direction of the Deputy Director Johanne Mennie and current People’s Party of Canada (PPC) Campaign Coordinator, warned social economy groups and academic researchers “to frame their productions as research not advocacy activities” (Figure 2) in order to obtain funding (16).

On October 19-20 2006, Ms. Mennie attended a private meeting sponsored by Tides Canada Foundation (Figures 3 & 4). The meeting was called “Scaling up the Canadian Social Finance Sector: Strategy Session”, the very same programs Stephen Harper’s government defunded just a month earlier. At this meeting the following recommendations were made: (4) (17)

  • It was agreed by all the attendees that social economy initiatives would continue under the leadership of Tides Canada Foundation
  • It was agreed that these programs would require the development of a national institution that would act as a Social Investment Bank (similar to Trudeau’s Infrastructure Bank)
  • Attendees agreed that they would get involved in political lobbying in order to “seed” a social finance agenda
  • It was agreed that attendees would position these programs as an “investment opportunities” rather than “government grants and incentives” programs (to overlook the fact that these programs were operating at a loss and depended almost entirely on government grants and tax credits)
  • It was agreed that there was a critical need to develop a public policy agenda

Note: The minutes from this meeting do not indicate that there was any opposition on record to these initiatives by Ms. Mennie, who was the Deputy Minister of HRSDC/SSHRC. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was clear in voicing his opposition to these programs prior to the election, he cut the funding and put restrictions on what the Foundations could and could not do (4). So what then is a government official doing at this meeting? Was there usurpation in Harper’s government? And who exactly were the attendees present at this meeting? Tim Draimin founding CEO of Tides Canada Foundation (18), David LePage of CCEDNet (19), Nancy Neamtan President of Chantier de l’economie Sociale (20), Tim Brodhead CEO J.W. McConnell Foundation (current mentor and previous Director of the Trudeau Foundation)(21).

By 2010, in spite of the federal cuts to these programs these same individuals set up The Canadian Task Force on Social Finance. This time one of their founding members included the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Paul Martin of the Liberal Party of Canada (Figure 5) (22), and their funding partner was the Ontario Liberals led by Dalton McGuinty. One might call this a conspiracy theory but, is it a conspiracy theory if the events and the planning actually took place?

Who exactly is Johanne Mennie? For a person who has been in government since the Chretien Liberals she doesn’t have a huge internet presence. We know Ms. Mennie was Deputy Director of the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) & Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), Director of the Heritage Foundation, and worked for the Policy Research Initiative which was created by the Privy Council to broaden the research community of the SSHRC (Figure 8).

Johanne Mennie is also Deputy Director responsible for policy development in government, and when one is sitting at a corporate board meeting and pressuring for policy this goes way past employee. The connections are here; the very same corporations pushing the social economy agenda got Deputy Director responsible for policy development in government to do their bidding! (23)

One month later on November 21 2006, the same group of attendees from the Tides Canada meeting, were called as witnesses by a House of Commons committee meeting investigating the value of the “social economy” in Canada. This is the statement of Ms. Carol Hunter executive director of the Canadian Coperative Association (CCA) promoting “Johanne Mennie’s shop”: (24)

Johanne Mennie is also listed as Director of Canada Inc. (Figure 7) who has over 8,000 employees and a budget of 2.4 million which she launched between January-March of 2018 (just before Maxime Bernier officially launched the PPC) through the acquisition of an office from the Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS). Canada Inc. manages 12, 802 Government companies, 175,961 Charitable Organizations and Foundations, and an additional 548,848 Organization Companies (25). Is this the “Social Economy” Hybrid Universe: the relationship that exists between Government, Corporations, and Foundation & Charities? (4) Is “Johanne Mennie’s shop” the home office for the social economy? Or is it the home office for a one world government? Apparently, Canada may very well have a deep state after all!

Canada’s Connection to the Caravan

The Chicago group involved in the Caravan movement at the Mexican border was led by Inneo Mujica of the Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders), a Chicago-based non-profit organization that follows a Marxist-Leninist ideology and believes in a world without borders. They are committed to trade union work and other international missions (26) (27)(28). Since 2010 they have been organizing caravans of migrants to illegally cross into Mexico and the United States including the Caravan of 2018. Pueblo Sin Fronteras was created alongside other radical Mexican-American activists groups in order to establish a migrant pipeline across the US-Mexican border (26). They are members of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) a left-wing coalition for immigrant activists group (26)(28)(40).

Other coalition members of NDLON include CASA de Maryland and Centro Legal de la Raza (37)(38).

Tax returns filed by Tides Foundation for 2017 (36) show funding to CASA de Maryland Inc. Joel Garcia, second director of Centro Legal de la Raza and founder of Clinica de la Raza Inc. (39) received funding by Tides Foundation funding for Clinica de la Raza Inc. (36).

NDLON has a partnership and is funded by AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labour-Congress of Industrial Organization) (29) (30). The AFL-ICO is the largest federation of labour unions and is actively involved with the Social Solidarity Economy (31)(32)(33). The AFL-CIO was part of the national planning committee that helped to develop the USSF (US Social Forum) consisting of big labour groups and social activists groups which was used to create the US-SEN, part of the North American Chapter of RIPESS (34) which was founded by Quebec.

Both AFL-CIO and RIPESS are listed members of Union for Radical and Political Economies (URPE) (35). Members from this organization promote the Social Solidarity Economy and are left political economists who advocate for Marxism. Many of these organizations actively campaigned for left-leaning politicians such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Other Groups that Received Funding from Tides Foundation Include:

  • American Friends of Service Committee:

America Friends of Service Committee is a Quaker organization that helped fundraise for Pueblo Sin Fronteras (28). They received direct funding from Tides Foundation (36).

  • The Immigration Justice Campaign:

The Immigration Justice Campaign (coalition members of American Friends of Service) promoted pro bono legal representation for persons detained by US immigration authorities (42). Immigration Justice Campaign is administered by Center for Popular Democracy (43) which merged with Center for Community Change (44) was also funded by Tides Foundation (36).

  • BAMN: By Any Means Necessary

The communist group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) voiced its support for the caravan and published a manifesto accusing the Trump administration of being “lawless and repressive.” BAMN wrote: “Open it up or we’ll shut it down! Everyone must be let in! MEXICANS and AMERICANS stand with us!” (28)

BAMN is a Revolutionary Workers League. UEAALDF (United for Equality and Affirmative Action League Defense Fund) coordinated BAMN’s legal defense and is the tax-exempt affiliate of BAMN. Both organizations share the same two leaders and both are identified as national coordinators. UEAALDF received funding support from Southern Poverty Law Center which is directly funded by Tides Foundation(36). BAMN also has ties to NABLA (North American Man/Big Boy Love) and Revolution Workers League (RWL) (41).

The Tides Foundation is structured like a money-laundering operation. Financers who wish to remain anonymous can make contributions through Tides, which avoids the tax-based requirement to report its own donors by structuring itself as an organization with broad-based support (45). On the first page of their 2017 tax returns (Figure 6) is written:

Tides Foundation primary exempt purpose is grant making. We empower individuals and institutions to move money efficiently and effectively towards positive social change”

For those of you that have been confused with the alphabet soup, all of these movements have emerged from the same groups that were designed in Quebec to promote the Social Solidarity Economy. So, that Tides Canada Foundation meeting that took place on October 19-20 2006, which involved all the principle stakeholders of this movement, was not as innocent as many would like us to believe (4). Historians refer to this as the “Not-So-Quiet Revolution.”(46)

The RIPESS network, consisting of Chantier de l’economie and CCEDNet with headquarters in Quebec, 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.” (47) (48) (Figure 9)This guide advocates 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.”

Friends of the Earth and the Europeans Woman’s Lobby financed this RIPESS guide also received funding from Tides Foundation (Figure 9)(36). In addition Nancy Neamtan (President of Chantier de l’economie sociale) and David LePage (CCEDNet) , both organizations within RIPESS were also present at that October 2006 Tides Canada Foundation meeting(17). It appears therefore, that Ms. Johanne Mennie’s (Executive Director of Maxime Bernier’s PPC) attendance at a Tides Foundation meeting was not so innocent at all; it was a meeting of the “Collaborators of Mass Migration”.

So Canada has a very serious problem; it’s called Quebec. Regardless if the UN Global Compact on Migration is ratified or not, under the “Canada-Quebec Accord” Quebec regulates its own immigration separate from the Federal Government and essentially has a back door into Canada (49). So for those of you concerned about mass migrations, the true question is not who is in power in Ottawa, but rather who is in power in Quebec?

Make no mistake, the “Social and Solidarity Economy” is a Global Communist Movement where Foundations are acting as conduits for money transfers to support their cause. These are movements are fueled by the corporate elites along with larger labour unions and social advocacy groups collectively promoting the social economy while advocating for social justice, but whose ultimate intention is “control of the people”.

To our American friends and neighbours, Canada’s role, or rather Quebec’s role in the destabilization of the North American Continent goes beyond a mere “sorry”. Western civilization and the preservation of our society is truly dependent on the actions of one person and to him we say, “Mr. President, build that wall!”

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-social-economy-slush-fund/
  5. https://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~wright/Social%20Economy%20PDFs/Quebec%20Social%20Economy/Mendell%202009.pdf
  6. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/24/tides-foundation-behind-push-restore-felon-voting-/
  7. https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/corbella-vivian-krause-should-become-a-household-name-across-canada
  8. https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2012/05/08/soros-tides-foundation-canada/
  9. https://capitalresearch.org/article/nonprofit-of-terrorist-bomber-received-tides-foundation-funding/
  10. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-16/soros-sponsored-immigration-network-exposed-italy
  11. https://ccednet-rcdec.ca/en/new-in-ced/2018/11/22/government-canada-invests-805m-social-finance
  12. http://www.ripess.org/continental-networks/north-america/?lang=en
  13. http://www.ripess.org/who-are-we/our-allies/?lang=en
  14. https://www.linkedin.com/in/yvon-poirier-62395916/
  15. http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2015/rhdcc-hrsdc/HS1-17-2004-eng.pdf
  16. http://www2.unb.ca/~luct/pdf/Social%20Economy%20and%20the%20Conservative%20Government%20%28H%29.pdf
  17. https://corostrandberg.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/scaling-up-the-canadian-social-finance-sector.pdf
  18. https://www.linkedin.com/in/timdraimin/?originalSubdomain=ca
  19. https://ccednet-rcdec.ca/en/new-in-ced/2017/06/15/ccednet-members-named-federal-social-innovation-and
  20. https://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/nancyneamtan
  21. http://www.fondationtrudeau.ca/en/community/tim-brodhead
  22. https://www.marsdd.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/MaRSReport-socialfinance-taskforce.pdf
  23. https://www.linguee.fr/anglais-francais/traduction/deputy+for+policy+i.html
  24. http://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/39-1/HUMA/meeting-39/notice
  25. https://shawnpaulmelville.com/2019/03/01/johanne-mennie-deep-mysteries-deep-state/
  26. https://www.influencewatch.org/non-profit/pueblo-sin-fronteras/
  27. https://capitalresearch.org/article/the-open-border-activists-behind-the-illegal-immigrant-caravans/
  28. https://capitalresearch.org/article/how-the-left-changed-its-narrative-on-the-migrant-caravans/
  29. https://www.influencewatch.org/non-profit/national-day-laborer-organizing-network/
  30. https://www.revolvy.com/page/National-Day-Laborer-Organizing-Network
  31. https://www.influencewatch.org/labor-union/afl-cio/
  32. http://www.geo.coop/node/468https://www.resilience.org/stories/2016-09-14/can-the-new-economy-and-labor-movements-come-together-again/
  33. https://socialistproject.ca/2010/07/b392/
  34. https://ussen.org/portfolio/another-economy-is-possible-using-ussf-to-create-ussen/
  35. https://urpe.org/?page=resources&side=links&sub=radical_and_progressive_political_economy_and_activist_organizations
  36. https://www.tides.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2017_Tides_Foundation_Form_990.pdf
  37. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CASA_de_Maryland
  38. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Day_Laborer_Organizing_Network
  39. https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2009/04/29/latino-legal-center-marks-40-year-anniversary/
  40. https://www.influencewatch.org/non-profit/national-day-laborer-organizing-network/
  41. https://www.influencewatch.org/organization/by-any-means-necessary-bamn/
  42. https://www.the-people-united.org/organization/immigration-justice-campaign/
  43. https://www.helpwanted.com/6ea567fb7ebf4-Immigration-Justice-Campaign-Director-job-listings
  44. https://populardemocracy.org/key-allies-celebrate-our-merger
  45. https://sorosfiles.com/soros/2011/10/the-tides-foundation.html
  46. https://ccednet-rcdec.ca/sites/ccednet-rcdec.ca/files/mw150113.pdf
  47. http://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/other/2019/how-to-talk-about-the-societies-we-want-in-europe.pdf
  48. http://www.ripess.eu/how-to-talk-about-the-societies-we-want-in-europe-new-guide/
  49. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/politique-du-quebec-immigration

Figure 1: PM Jean Chretien announced federal investment for Quebec “Social Economy”.


Figure 2: SSHRC warns frontline social economy organizations and academics to frame their work as “research” and not “advocacy”.


Figure 3: Tides Canada Foundation meeting October 19-20, 2006


Figure 4: Tides Canada Foundation meeting October 19-20, 2006.

Figure 5: The Canadian Task Force on Social Finance established 2010.


Figure 6: Tides Foundation Tax Returns 2017

Figure 7: Johanne Mennie listed as Director of Canada Inc.


Figure 8: Policy Research Initiative created in 1996 under the Jean Chretien Liberals by the clerk of the Privy council to expand the research partnership of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).


Figure 9: Taken from the RIPESS-Friends of the Earth implementation guide “How we want to talk about the societies we want in Europe”

Articles

Soros, Trudeau, SNC & The Canada Investment Bank

updated April 12, 2019, published March 4, 2019

Johanne Mennie, Justin Trudeau, Maxime Bernier

One thing George Soros, Justin Trudeau, SNC-Lavalin, and the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) have in common is the Canada Investment Bank (1). Since the Civilian Intelligence Network began covering Johanne Mennie and her involvement with the social economy and global communism (2), many naysayers have commented that Ms. Mennie was “just a civil servant” or they brush off her involvement because “it happened so long ago.” We have demonstrated that she was a lot more than a mere attendee at a corporate meeting; Johanne Mennie was a key player for the social economy agenda with deep connections to government policy creation and implementation.

Analysis of the October 2006 Tides Foundation Conference reveals a focus on the establishment of a national institution to act as a Social Investment Bank to support the social economy through investment by credit unions, banks, and pension funds (3). This Social Investment Bank, the brainchild of the Soros-linked Tides Canada Foundation, is being implemented under the name of the Canada Investment Bank by Justin Trudeau’s government (1). At the time these “Banks” were being planned, then-Deputy-Director Johanne Mennie (now Executive Director of the PPC) worked under Maxime Bernier. This begs the question: How could he not know about what was discussed at this meeting? He would have approved her expenses and therefore the purpose surrounding those expenses!

Figure #1: Tides Canada Foundation meeting minutes October 19-20 2006

The November 2018 Liberal budget announced by Finance Minister Bill Morneau contained a section on Social Finance. Simply, the document states: “The ultimate goal is to create a social finance market in Canada that doesn’t need ongoing government support.” (4)

To be clear, Bill Morneau is referring to Patient Capital, the financing required to implement community programs, cooperatives, outreach programs. (5) He is not addressing the hidden costs to these programs themselves: the billions of dollars in tax credits, or the grants and tax incentives Canada Revenue Agency pays out annually for these programs. Yet these programs, implemented in one form or another throughout Quebec, have never made a penny and always required ongoing government support.

Clearly, all attendees at the 2006 Tides Foundation meeting were aware this sector operates at a loss and that funding non-profits, foundations, and charities comes at great taxpayer expense at over $60 billion per year (6). This raises the question about the intention behind Justin Trudeau‘s new Infrastructure Bank, a huge component of the Canada Investment Bank, that will be funding community projects for non-profits. In a 2018 interview , Trudeau “had high praise for the work of organizations that support people in need through the social economy”. (7)

When asked about how he was addressing homelessness and his affordable housing strategy, Trudeau said he was aware of the issues concerning social housing:

We’re advocating for a human rights-based approach to housing…Our approach is different. It’s an approach that has been praised by the United Nations. We’re putting human rights, the right to dignity, to freedom of choice, to health and to safety at the center of our strategy… We’re listening, working with, and, most importantly, continuing to value the extraordinary work done by community organizations on the ground as well as social enterprises.

Even though Stephen Harper cancelled these programs in 2006, a Canadian Task Force on Social Finance, consisting of organizational representatives in attendance at the 2006 Tides Canada Conference, was established in 2010. The representatives include: Tim Draimin from Tides Canada Foundation, Tim Broadhead from J.W. McConnell Family Foundation (current mentor of the Trudeau Foundation), Tamara Vrooman from Vancity and former Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin. (8)

Prime Minster Harper also spent considerable time trying to shut down the social economic loopholes that surrounded charities and foundations (9). The outcry over his attempts to shut down these taxpayer money traps was completely misguided (10). His efforts were instead, a patriotic attempt to release the grip of the United Nations globalist tentacles on Canadian Sovereignty. Imagine what a Canadian politician could do if not for the devices of the Quebec power elite (11).

It is important to note that while the names of organizations or programs may change, the social economic agenda has always continued. The following links show the history of how the 2006 Tides Canada meeting of October 2006 evolved into The Canadian Task Force on Social Finance established in 2010 by Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, and that it was funded by the Ontario Liberal government under the leadership of Dalton McGuinty. Note the same players present throughout. (12)(13)

The Paul Martin government passed the Social Economy torch to the Trudeau Liberal’s who have revived the programs and expanded their reach with an additional $400 million in funding to overseas initiatives. This investment merely represents the startup funds for these non-profit sectors and does not include the billions of dollars in tax credits that Canadian taxpayers fund. By financing overseas initiatives the Trudeau Liberal government is also spreading this left-wing Marxist agenda globally, as the following quote explains (14):

A Canadian attempt to help charities and non-profits find new ways to finance social services is set to be one of the largest such efforts in the world. A government-struck panel over the summer recommended the Liberals provide up to $500 million in financing for groups that provide services such as housing the homeless or skills training for hard-to-employ individuals. The government’s economic update this week went beyond that, promising $755 million over 10 years. Internal government documents from this fall note that similar funds overseas, scaled to Canada’s population and economy, would have about $400 million in government seed money.

Will Canadians be further exploited by corporations and foundations to fund their social economy initiatives? History and current events say yes, absolutely. Both Tim Brodhead, Trudeau Foundation mentor and president from 2013-14, and representatives from SNC-Lavalin attended the infamous planning meeting for the Canada Investment Bank in 2006. SNC-Lavalin has been the sole beneficiary of the bank thus far (15).

The SNC-Lavalin scandal has shed light on the bribery and fraud surrounding the Liberal Infrastructure Bank. Billions of dollars of Canadian taxpayer money being poured into SNC-Lavalin with much of that cash going overseas. The World Bank has listed SNC-Lavalin as an ineligible firm to receive funding due to allegations of fraud and corruption (16). If SNC is convicted, the federal government is still on the hook to pay out the contracts’ worth to SNC‘s shareholders. That will not only damage the Canadian economy, the Canadian taxpayer will also be responsible for the losses. 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 current and fully realized, Canada Infrastructure Bank? And if convicted, how much money are we going to be shelling out to SNC?

An article from Press Progress answers that question for us (17):

one of the primary functions of the bank is to provide “loan guarantees” to private investors, essentially protecting their return on investment and making the taxpayer entirely liable in situations where forecasts prove inaccurate, projects fail, or costs otherwise accrue above and beyond what was expected

Not surprisingly, Press Progress also reported that “more than half of the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s Board of Directors have Liberal connections.“ (18)

In 2006, Stephen Harper‘s first act as prime minister was to implement The Director of Prosecutions Act, an independent prosecutor’s office designed to prevent future occurrences of corruption and allow public scrutiny (19). It worked perfectly (20)! In fact, from that same article, Jody Wilson-Raybould tells us that Gerald Butts had “talked to me about how the statute was set up by Harper (and) that he does not like the law“.

Guaranteed loans for this Canada Investment Bank project are just one issue. Another is that loans are only granted when a corporation or foundation proposal aligns with specific obligations. Terence Corcoran explains (21):

Corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainable development, environmental and social corporate governance (ESG), impact investing, triple bottom line, social finance — no CEO in any major industry can deliver a speech without confirming his company’s dedication to one or all of the above along with a host of other politically correct objectives.

Corporations are being forced to abide with the UN Global Compact in order to obtain funding. Wasn’t it the Trudeau Liberals that said the UN Global Compact was not legally binding?

Throughout the article mentioned above, you will see how investment in Alberta’s oil sector is hampered by the political correctness imposed on corporations by the social economic model (21):

The rainforest should also be no place for bank CSR activities. But, in 2008, RBC pledged $500,000 to the Tides Canada Foundation to help fund the Great Bear Rainforest protection racket. Tides, whose objective is to kill Alberta’s oil sands, raised millions to close off 64,000 square kilometers of British Columbia forest. In other words, RBC’s corporate social responsibility — funded through its “Blue Water Project” — helped set up a rainforest that now serves as a barrier to getting Alberta oil to market.

This article also provides a brief summation of Canada’s Infrastructure Bank and the new social economy: “It’s just lending out government money” says Caron. “That’s not what the Infrastructure Bank is supposed to be about.” (22)

Indeed, the Bank’s purpose is to receive private equity and invest it in Canadian infrastructure, not lend government money. With time ticking away, repackaging old deals as new ones suggests things are not working out. “I have not heard of a single private firm that has decided to invest in the Infrastructure Bank,” says Caron. Meanwhile, transit is still delayed, schools and community centres are still in disrepair, and social housing still isn’t being built. (22)

Back in 2006, developing the social economy in Canada was a mere idea written in the minutes of a meeting attended by corporate elite and policy makers. In 2019, the Canada Infrastructure Bank has materialized. It is our intention, here at Civilian Intelligence Network, to dig deeper into this subject. In the few years that social finance programs have existed, government has not spent tax-dollars to fund infrastructure projects for the social economy. This is an entirely new venture that will ultimately consume billions of dollars, all on the backs of the Canadian taxpayer, and all going towards non-profit initiatives. Brace yourselves, the red-wave is definitely upon us!

References:

  1. https://globalnews.ca/video/3039210/morneau-announces-canada-investment-bank-invest-in-canada-hub-in-economic-outlook
  2. https://shawnpaulmelville.com/articles/
  3. https://corostrandberg.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/scaling-up-the-canadian-social-finance-sector.pdf
  4. https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/four-things-you-might-have-missed-in-the-federal-governments-2018-fall-fiscal-update
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_capital
  6. https://shawnpaulmelville.com/2019/02/18/soros-tides-foundation-and-the-social-economy-slush-fund/
  7. https://news.streetroots.org/2018/07/20/conversation-canadian-prime-minister-justin-trudeau
  8. https://web.archive.org/web/20170829150028/https://www.marsdd.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/MaRSReport-socialfinance-taskforce.pdf
  9. http://rabble.ca/news/2014/12/montreal-based-charity-fears-closure-thanks-to-harpers-crackdown-on-charities
  10. http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/gerry-caplan/2014/11/canadas-auditgate-how-canada-revenue-attacking-harpers-enemies-a
  11. https://shawnpaulmelville.com/2019/02/22/canada-has-a-quebec-problem/
  12. https://ssir.org/articles/entry/building_a_canadian_social_finance_fund#
  13. http://www.sigeneration.ca/about-us/partners/
  14. https://toronto.citynews.ca/2018/11/23/feds-social-finance-pledge-turns-canada-from-laggard-to-leader-experts-say/
  15. https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/billions-at-stake-for-snc-lavalin-corruption-conviction-would-bar-firm-from-federal-contracts-for-10-years
  16. http://www.worldbank.org/en/projects-operations/procurement/debarred-firms
  17. https://pressprogress.ca/why-the-liberal-governments-infrastructure-bank-is-helping-big-banks-and-dumping-user-fees-on-citizens/
  18. https://pressprogress.ca/more-than-half-of-the-canada-infrastructure-banks-board-of-directors-have-liberal-connections/
  19. https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/d-2.5/page-1.html
  20. https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/the-tories-passed-a-measure-designed-to-catch-liberal-scandals-thirteen-years-later-it-caught-lavscam
  21. https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/terence-corcoran-is-corporate-social-responsibility-killing-alberta-oil
  22. https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/parkin-infrastructure-banks-face-saving-deal-hides-liberal-infrastructure-delays
Articles

Johanne Mennie: Deep Mysteries – Deep State

updated April 12, 2019, published March 1, 2019

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.

Figures:

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References:

  1. https://shawnpaulmelville.com/articles/
  2. https://corostrandberg.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/scaling-up-the-canadian-social-finance-sector.pdf
  3. https://openparliament.ca/committees/canadian-heritage/41-2/34/johanne-mennie-1/?page=4
  4. https://opengovca.com/employee/Mennie,_Johanne#overview
  5. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1101112608042692609.html?refreshed=yes
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOgvxq-C0sk