Has the David Suzuki Foundation been taking corporate bribes to ignore the environmental impact of immigration-driven population growth in Canada?
On January 10th, 2008 the Government of Canada accepted the ”RBC Submission To The Competition Policy Review Panel” where Royal Bank of Canada asked for Canada’s Minister of Immigration to increase immigration intake levels to 400,000 immigrants annually: “immigration targets should be raised to between 300,000 and 400,000 immigrants per year to help meet future labour shortages”
It appears that RBC has rewarded David Suzuki for ignoring immigration as an environmental concern.
In the 2005-2006 report, “RBC Foundation” gave The David Suzuki Foundation a gift of “$5000 AND ABOVE” and in 2006-2007 “RBC Foundation” and “RBC Dominion Securities” each donated to The David Suzuki Foundation.
To ensure that high immigration levels would not be criticized by the environmental establishment, RBC also gave money to The Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Here from the David Suzuki Foundation are both the 2005-2006 report and the 2006-2007 report:
In the 2007 report they say:
“We wish to give special acknowledgement to donors who have so kindly contributed gifts of $1,000,000 or more to support the work of the David Suzuki Foundation:
Stephen R. Bronfman Foundation
Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation
the Lefebvre Charitable Foundation
Power Corporation of Canada”
We must find out who these donors are connected to.
Power Corporation of Canada? Is that the same as Powerwise? I read an article recently where Suzuki said that he and his foundation didn’t take money from Powerwise despite appearing on TV commercials for them.
I looked them up here: http://www.powercorporation.com/index.php?lang=eng
“Power Corporation of Canada is a diversified international management and holding company with interests in the financial services industry in North America and Europe. Through affiliates, Power Corporation of Canada holds diversified industrial interests in Europe and China.”
Looks like Lefebvre Charitable Foundation is John LeFebvre of a big LeFebvre Financial Services firm:
Looks like Stephen R Bronfman is on David Suzuki Foundation’s “Board of Directors”
This from the “CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTMAKERS CORPORATION”:
“The Stephen R. Bronfman Foundation
Nancy Rosenfeld, Executive Director
The Stephen R Bronfman Foundation
1170 Peel Street, Suite 800
(The CEGN looks like a front for corporate interests and donations to be funnelled through seemingly innocent names)
Here’s something on the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation:
Here’s the wishy-washy Suzuki quote for the day:
“There’s a place for us all in the jigsaw puzzle of sustainability. And when it all comes together, it will be a beautiful picture indeed.” — Dr. David Suzuki
So a sustainable world has room for 6.7 billion people? I don’t think so.
Here’s the DSF’s Nature Challenge list according to
-Reduce home energy use by 10%
-Choose energy-efficient homes & appliances
-Don’t use pesticides
-Eat meat-free meals one day a week
-Buy locally grown and produced food
-Choose a fuel-efficient vehicle
-Walk, bike, carpool or take transit
-Choose a home close to work or school
-Support alternative transportation
-Learn more and share with others
“In consultation with the Union of Concerned Scientists the Foundation researched the most effective ways to help conserve nature and improve our quality of life, and invited the public to embrace them in their daily lives.”
So the “most effective ways to help conserve nature and improve our quality of life” does not include reducing your reproduction or advocating immigration reduction to stop human expansion?
This suggests that the “Union of Concerned Scientists” may also be in denial of the population factor, just like the David Suzuki Foundation.
December 17, 2008