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oriental
18-12-15, 23:48
Tax cuts lead to more employment. Corporations would use the tax cuts to invest and create more jobs. Instead the corporations have been holding more money in banks and fewer jobs. Exacerbating the wealth inequality.


Economist Jordan Brennan provides his views.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gprEHTxX8z0

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jordan-brennan/harper-recession-new-approach-economy_b_8090708.html

http://media.wix.com/ugd/f2e521_024092c623c04c20a36c937ddc60806d.pdf

http://www.jordanbrennan.org/

http://thetyee.ca/News/2015/07/31/Unifor-Report/

https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office/2014/10/Dispelling_Minimum_Wage_Mythology.pdf


The right-wing Fraser Institute uses public money to support their private enterprise views. Seems like they don't put where their mouths are. Such right-wing organizations should use their own money to espouse their view to give credence their principle that private enterprise can do better. Instead they are smooching our money like all those tax-dodging hucksters.

http://www.desmog.ca/2015/09/28/fraser-institute-and-other-right-wing-charities-underreporting-political-
activities-cra-broadbent-institute-report (http://www.desmog.ca/2015/09/28/fraser-institute-and-other-right-wing-charities-underreporting-political-activities-cra-broadbent-institute-report)

http://www.gwynmorgan.ca/director-of/the-fraser-institute/

http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/right-wing-fraser-institute-now-claims-it-not-right-wing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraser_Institute

oriental
19-12-15, 21:29
Do corporate income tax rate cuts fuel growth?


rather than investing their enlarged earnings into expansionary industrial projects, Canada’s corporate sector hoarded cash on its balance sheet

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/do-corporate-income-tax-rate-cuts-fuel-growth-or-just-cash-hoarding/article27626965/

Canada's corporate tax cuts didn't create jobs....


Cutting corporate taxes has led to cash hoarding

http://www.pressprogress.ca/canada_corporate_tax_cuts_didnt_create_jobs_it_cre ated_corporate_cash_hoarding

Corporate tax cuts contributed to slower economic growth...


The hoarding of corporate cash, which is generally recognized as having a depressing effect on growth....

“Instead of investing their increased earnings into growth-expanding industrial projects, Canada’s corporate sector—especially its largest firms—has stockpiled cash. This ‘dead money’ is one ingredient in the heightened stagnation of recent times.”

http://thinkpol.ca/2015/11/30/corporate-tax-cuts-contributed-to-slower-economic-growth-study-finds/

Corporate tax cuts may be 'one of the great policy blunders of the past generation'...


Instead of turning the freed-up cash into investments that would create new economic activity and new jobs, large corporations started stockpiling larger cash reserves — or “dead money” as former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney called it in 2012 (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/22/carney-companies-hoarding-cash_n_1822581.html).

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/11/29/corporate-tax-cuts-canada-economy_n_8676646.html

bicicleur
21-12-15, 11:55
in economics, never trust the advise of just one man, how reknown he may be
common sense is much more important
high taxes can cut growth and jobs
and if not enough jobs are created, try to see the point of view of those who are supposed to create jobs
maybe you'll see what's wrong

LeBrok
21-12-15, 16:36
Let's say I have a business in lumber industry. Do you want me, Oriental, to spend company's money to build a new factor, hire more people, and produce more lumber? There is one problem. The economy is down, people are not buying houses, therefore builders are not building them, therefore lumber is not needed. Tell me, who is going to buy this lumber if it is not needed?
See, there is an important and logical reason why companies are not spending money, not expanding business, during recession. There is no demand for their goods!

oriental
21-12-15, 22:00
The old high taxes were okay as companies spent on investment their tax load reduced. With automatic low taxes the companies are given carte blanche or blank cheque to do with the money as they please. Of course, the economist was checking on big corporations not small and medium companies that are the creator of most jobs.

The records indicate what has happened and it is not just the economist's words.

The Fraser Institute uses charity status to present their views.

Imagine a beggar asking a child to ask his/her parent to give him/her money instead of letting the child buy candy or a toy. The child by guilt would persuade his/her parent to donate to the beggar. Evening comes the child and parent feel better as they have done a good deed. The beggar too is happy. He goes home removes his dirty clothes and takes a shower in a palatial mansion. Those dirty clothes were just his costume. That beggar is the Fraser Institute that is posing as a beggar for charity. The Fraser Institute represents the rich who are persuading Canadians to reduce taxes for the rich. That is smart. Taking our money to pay for efforts to take more money i.e. not pay taxes.

LeBrok
22-12-15, 01:29
The old high taxes were okay as companies spent on investment their tax load reduced. With automatic low taxes the companies are given carte blanche or blank cheque to do with the money as they please. Of course, the economist was checking on big corporations not small and medium companies that are the creator of most jobs.What low taxes you are talking about? Can you give us few numbers?



The Fraser Institute uses charity status to present their views. Charity or nonprofit?


Imagine a beggar asking a child to ask his/her parent to give him/her money instead of letting the child buy candy or a toy. The child by guilt would persuade his/her parent to donate to the beggar. Evening comes the child and parent feel better as they have done a good deed. The beggar too is happy. He goes home removes his dirty clothes and takes a shower in a palatial mansion. Those dirty clothes were just his costume. That beggar is the Fraser Institute that is posing as a beggar for charity. The Fraser Institute represents the rich who are persuading Canadians to reduce taxes for the rich. That is smart. Taking our money to pay for efforts to take more money i.e. not pay taxes.I thought you were talking about corporations? Now you switched to rich individuals. You know there is a big difference right? Can you present Fraser Institute paper on lowering taxis on rich people, please.

oriental
22-12-15, 03:24
Fraser Institute and Other Right-Wing Charities Underreporting Political Activities to CRA: Broadbent Institute Report By Carol Linnitt (http://www.desmog.ca/user/6165) • Monday, September 28, 2015 - 16:37
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A new report (https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/broadbent/pages/4601/attachments/original/1443444844/Right-leaning_charities_continue_to_claim_0__political_a ctivity_to_CRA.pdf?1443444844) from the Broadbent Institute (http://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/) is raising questions once again about the political activity audits conducted by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and whether or not the agency has unfairly focused on charities with missions that don’t align with the interests of the federal government.
The report finds nine out of 10 prominent right-wing charities claimed zero per cent of their budgets were used for political activity in the most recent fiscal year. The final filing for the tenth organization has yet to be submitted or made public by the CRA.
The report is an update of a similar October 2014 investigation (http://desmog.ca/2014/10/21/right-wing-charities-escaping-CRA-audits-new-report-broadbent-institute), which discovered all 10 charitable organizations reported zero political activities between 2011 and 2013. That investigation led the Broadbent Institute to call for an independent inquiry into the CRA’s audits to ensure charities under investigation aren’t the target of political attack.
The new report, which reviews the 2014 filings of the 10 organizations in light of their public activities, renews calls for an independent inquiry “to ensure transparency and fairness in the CRA’s decision-making.”
Under CRA rules, charities are allowed to spend up to 10 per cent of the organization’s time and money on “political activities,” which the CRA defines as any activity that seeks to change, oppose or retain laws or policies.
According to the Broadbent Institute, many of the public activities undertaken by the organizations in question, which include the Fraser Institute (http://www.fraserinstitute.org/) and Focus on the Family (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/), appear to meet the definition of political activity.
For example, in September 2014, Marco Navarro-Genie, president of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (http://www.aims.ca/en/home/default.aspx) published an opinion piece in the Chronicle Herald (http://thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/1239321-n.s.-fracking-ban-hampers-innovation) that discouraged governments from banning fracking, saying the move “closes opportunities for greater innovation…and the development of more employment.”
“Prohibition is the wrong impulse,” he wrote.
The report also cites the example of Macdonald-Laurier Institute (http://www.macdonaldlaurier.ca/) managing director Brian Lee Crowley, who in July 2014 argued the federal government should “assert its power to sweep away barriers to trade created by the provinces” in the Globe and Mail (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/economic-insight/its-time-to-rein-in-governments-stealthy-taxation-by-regulation/article19551243/).
Other groups investigated in the Broadbent report are: C.D.Howe Institute (http://www.cdhowe.org/), the Montreal Economic Institute (http://www.iedm.org/e), Canadian Constitution Foundation (http://theccf.ca/), Energy Probe Research Foundation (http://epresearchfoundation.wordpress.com/), and Frontier Centre for Public Policy (https://www.fcpp.org/).
“The examples cited are only some of the many possible examples of political activity in which these groups engaged,” Jonathan Sas, Broadbent Institute director of research and author of the report, writes. “The juxtaposition calls into question how these charities interpret the restrictions on engaging in 'political activity' and why, if these groups are engaging in political activity, as defined by the CRA, the agency continues to allow them to report zero per cent.”
So far, at least 52 charities have been the target of the CRA’s $13.4 million audit program, which began in 2012.
Environmental Defence, the David Suzuki Foundation, Equiterre, Pen Canada, Canada Without Poverty, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Ecology Action Centre have all been subjected to investigation and audit since the program began.
In March 2015, the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre released a report (http://desmog.ca/sites/beta.desmogblog.com/files/Modernizing-Canadian-Charitable-Law.pdf), prepared for DeSmog Canada, that called for significant reform to Canada’s charitable tax law (http://desmog.ca/2015/03/25/canada-charitable-law-urgently-needs-reform-uvic-report).
The report found current rules around the issue of political activity are confusing and create an “intolerable state of uncertainty.”
The report called on the federal government to clarify rules about what constitutes political activity and to loosen the 10 per cent rule on allowable limits.
The Broadbent Institute report confirms the broad discrepancies in how charities view reporting requirements around political activities.
“This report makes clear that the CRA rules around political activity are interpreted, to put it charitably, quite differently by many right-leaning charities,” Sas concluded in the report.



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oriental
22-12-15, 03:27
he Fraser Institute (http://fraserinstitute.org/), Canada’s leading right-wing think tank, received over $4.3 million in the last decade from eight major American foundations including the most powerful players in oil and pharmaceuticals, The Vancouver Observer has learned. In May, it was found that the US oil billionaire Koch brothers (http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2012/04/25/%E2%80%9Ccharitable%E2%80%9D-fraser-institute-accepted-500k-foreign-funding-oil-billionaires) gave the Fraser Institute half a million dollars since 2007. But further investigation shows the insitute received funding from other major US foundations.
The issue of foreign funding of progressive Canadian charities has been under scrutiny since Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver released an open letter (http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/media-room/news-release/2012/1/3520) last January accusing “environmental and other radical groups” of influencing Canadian politics.
He said that these groups “use funding from foreign special interest groups to undermine Canada’s national economic interest.”
The rhetoric from Ottawa came amidst increasing opposition nationally to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, (http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/northern-gateway-poses-%E2%80%9C-very-large-risk%E2%80%9D-her-province-%E2%80%9Cvery-small%E2%80%9D-benefit-says-bc-premier) which Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said is “of vital interest” to Canada. (http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Northern+Gateway+pipeline+vital+Canada+interests+S tephen/7053312/story.html)
The government focused on environmental charities being funded by Tides Canada, and also targeted the David Suzuki Foundation, which opposed the pipeline.
In June, the government passed Bill C-38, an omnibus bill which included an additional $8 million to the Canada Revenue Agency to audit charities suspected of receiving foreign funding to finance political advocacy beyond the accepted 10% of overall activities allowed under CRA codes.
“Basically, they (government authorities) are trying to undermine the anti-pipeline wing of the environmental movement by associating it … with radicalism,” said Laurentian University (http://www.laurentian.ca/Laurentian/Home/Laurentian+Homepage.htm?Laurentian_Lang=en-CA) sociology professor and national security expert Gary Kinsman.
But the Fraser Institute apparently has not been the subject of scrutiny, despite the fact that, according to U.S. tax documents, from between 2000 and 2010, the charitable orgainization received substantial money from American foundations.
“The Fraser Institute gets taxpayer’s money as a write-off and they do nothing but influence public policy,” Liberal Senator Grant Mitchell told The Vancouver Observer.
Foreign funding: for which projects?
The Fraser Institute received $1.7 million from “sources outside Canada” in one year alone, according to the group’s 2010 Canada Revenue Agency (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/haip/srch/t3010form22sched6-eng.action?b=119233823RR0001&e=2010-12-31&n=THE+FRASER+INSTITUTE&r=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cra-arc.gc.ca%3A80%2Febci%2Fhaip%2Fsrch%2Ft3010form22-eng.action%3Fb%3D119233823RR0001%26amp%3Be%3D2010-12-31%26amp%3Bn%3DTHE%2BFRASER%2BINSTITUTE%26amp%3Br% 3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.cra-arc.gc.ca%253A80%252Febci%252Fhaip%252Fsrch%252Fad vancedsearchresult-eng.action%253Fn%253DFraser%252BInstitute%2526amp% 253Bb%253D%2526amp%253Bq%253D%2526amp%253Bs%253Dre gistered%2526amp%253Bd%253D%2526amp%253Be%253D%252 B%2526amp%253Bc%253D%2526amp%253Bv%253D%252B%2526a mp%253Bo%253D%2526amp%253Bz%253D%2526amp%253Bg%253 D%252B%2526amp%253Bt%253D%252B%2526amp%253By%253D% 252B%2526amp%253Bp%253D1) (CRA) return.
Fraser Institute President Niels Veldhuis told The Vancouver Observer that the Fraser Institute does accept foreign funding, but he declined to comment on any specific donors or details about the donations.

The Fraser Institute describes itself as an “independent non-profit research and educational organization”. It advocates for policies to support free enterprise and small government. Critics have cited endeavors such as publicly calling on the government to change election spending laws, or pushing provinces to adopt “right-to-work” legislation.
U.S. funding for the Fraser Institute supported projects ranging from “general operations” to “the economic freedom index.”
The pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company Foundation most recently gave $25,000 for “general health policy funding.”
The Fraser Institute regularly publishes (http://www.fraserinstitute.org/research-news/research/topics-display.aspx?topic=107&name=Health) studies, news releases, videos, articles and commentaries criticizing Canadian public health care and promoting faster approval times for drugs in Canada, frequently citing the U.S. as comparison.

In 2011 it called for a five-year suspension (http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/%20http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/917635--privatization-is-not-a-quick-fix-for-the-health-system) of the Canada Health Care Act to experiment with cost-sharing and privatization.

The Fraser Institute and conservative public figures
The institute has also been an incubator for Canada’s leading conservative public figures. Ezra Levant (http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2012/04/03/tides-canada-responds-ezra-levants-money-laundering-accusations), a Sun media television host, columnist and author of Ethical Oil, interned at the Fraser Institute after a fellowship with the Koch Foundation. Levant is now one of the most outspoken proponents of big oil projects in Canada, having given numerous presentations (http://www.fraserinstitute.org/author.aspx?id=14974&txID=2876) on economics, as well as a special three-part presentation called “Ethical Oil: Ezra Levant and the Case for Canada’s Oil Sands (http://www.fraserinstitute.org/events-multimedia/eventdisplay.aspx?id=16643).”
Former Ethical Oil spokesperson and political commentator Kathryn Marshall (http://www.kathrynmarshall.ca/) was a development associate at the Fraser Institute.
Wildrose leader Danielle Smith (http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2012/04/19/danielle-smith-wildrose-win-alberta-election-would-be-%E2%80%9Cscary-prospect%E2%80%9D-bc) interned at the Fraser Institute during her twenties, an experience which “imbued her with a passion for Ayn Rand and charter schools”, according to The Walrus Magazine. (http://walrusmagazine.com/articles/2012.03-profile-wild-card/)
She became an intern with the encouragement of Tom Flanagan (http://www.fraserinstitute.org/author.aspx?id=14768&txID=2670), a Fraser Institute senior fellow and Stephen Harper mentor. (http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=757e161c-ea6e-4774-984c-0e31b82d544d)
The institute’s considerable funding from US foundations have stirred no criticism from Ottawa.
Liberal Senator Robert W. Peterson criticized the government for unbalanced treatment of charities. “You have to be fair to all, not just pick on one group that doesn’t share your views.There has to be a level playing field,” he said.

Last 10 years of foreign funding for The Fraser Institute

1. Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Lilly Endowment Inc.
2010 donation: $325,000
Total combined contributions since 2001: $2,792,000
Source: Eli Lilly and Company at Foundation Center (http://dynamodata.fdncenter.org/990s/990search/ffindershow.cgi?id=LILL001), Lilly Endowment Inc. at Foundation Center (http://dynamodata.fdncenter.org/990s/990search/ffindershow.cgi?id=LILL003).
Eli Lilly and Company is a global pharmaceutical corporation, with offices in 17 countries.
The company is no stranger to political and medical ethics controversies.
It is the sole manufacturer of Posilac (also known as Bovine Growth Hormone, or BGH (http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/OtherCarcinogens/AtHome/recombinant-bovine-growth-hormone)) a controversial hormone used to boost milk production in cows.
BGH was banned in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel and all European Union countries with reports linking an increased risk of cancer with the hormone. Lilly bought the rights to BGH from Monsanto (http://www.monsanto.com/Pages/default.aspx), a multinational corporation widely condemned for its unethical business practices (http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2008/05/monsanto200805).
2. Charles G. Koch Foundation, Claude R. Lambe Foundation
2010 donation: $150,000
Total combined contributions since 2001: $500,500
Source: Foundation Center. (http://dynamodata.fdncenter.org/990s/990search/ffindershow.cgi?id=KOCH004)
David and Charles Koch are U.S. oil billionaires whose philanthropic spending aims to propel a far right Republican agenda. Their company, Koch Industries, owns 25 per cent (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/10/idUS292515702420110210) of Canadian oil sands imports.
The Koch brothers’ enterprises in the Athabasca oil sands produce roughly 250,000 barrels of oil imports a year.
The Fraser Institute has published a number of reports and commentaries about policy reactions to climate “alarmism”.
Al Jazeera reporter Bob Abeshouse wrote that the Kochs are “radical libertarians” who have “poured millions into think tanks and academia to influence the battle over ideas.”
“The Koch brothers gave the money that founded it [The Tea Party.] It’s like they put the seeds in the ground,” a Republican campaign consultant who worked for the Koch brothers told The New Yorker.
They fund the climate denial machine through the Cato Institute, which they founded and funded to the tune of $14 million.
The Koch brothers’ Claude R. Lambe Foundation also funds (http://bridgeproject.com/?organization&id=283864) the Montreal Economic Institute (http://www.iedm.org/e), the Fraser Institute’s ideological counterpart on the east coast.
3. Searle Freedom Trust
2010 donation: $100,000
Total combined contributions since 2001: $200,000
Source: Foundation Center (http://dynamodata.fdncenter.org/990s/990search/ffindershow.cgi?id=D_DF003).
The Searle Freedom Trust was founded in 1998 to “foster research and education on public policy issues that affect individual freedom and economic liberty.”
Among its chairs is Christopher DeMuth, former president of The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (http://www.aei.org/)(AEI) — one of the most influential pro-business and conservative think tanks in the United States.
DeMuth currently holds the D.C. Searle Chair there, researching government regulation, culture, and American politics.
4. Chase Foundation of Virginia
2010 contribution: $17,421
Total combined contributions since 2001: $145,061
Source: Foundation Center (http://dynamodata.fdncenter.org/990s/990search/ffindershow.cgi?id=CHAS039).

Derwood S. Chase, Jr., who leads the foundation and a boutique investment firm based in Virginia, is also on the board of trustees with David H. Koch at the Reason Foundation (http://reason.org/trustees_and_officers/), an influential right wing think tank in the U.S.

The Chase Foundation of Virginia is also a regular donor (http://bridgeproject.com/?organization&id=283864) to the Montreal Economic Institute (http://www.iedm.org/e).

5. Pierre F. and Enid Goodrich Foundation
2010 contribution: $15,000
Total combined contributions since 2001: $170,000
Source: Foundation Center (http://dynamodata.fdncenter.org/990s/990search/ffindershow.cgi?id=THIR001).

The Foundation is one of the Fraser Institute’s most consistent funders, contributing every year since 2001 between $10,000 up to $30,000 per year.

According to Bridge Project (http://bridgeproject.com/?organization&id=253669&tab=grants), it contributes regularly to other pro-free market and libertarian think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation (http://www.heritage.org/), Atlas Economic Research Foundation (http://atlasnetwork.org/) and the Koch-founded Cato Institute (http://www.cato.org/).

6. The John Templeton Foundation
2010 contribution: $0
Total combined contributions since 2001: $500,000
Source: Foundation Center (http://dynamodata.fdncenter.org/990s/990search/ffindershow.cgi?id=TEMP014)
The John Templeton Foundation (http://www.templeton.org/) is known as one of America’s wealthiest Conservatives, pouring money into SuperPACs (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/05/mega-donors-bankrolling-religious-right_n_1735337.html) (political action committees) to help elect religious right wing Republicans to U.S. Congressional and Senate positions.

John “Jack” Templeton (http://www.templeton.org/who-we-are/about-the-foundation/dr-jack-templeton) (nicknamed “The Devout Donor” by Bloomberg Business Week) was part of the Koch brothers’ million-dollar donor club (http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2011/09/koch-brothers-million-dollar-donor-club)events, according to an article by Gavin Aronsen in Mother Jones Magazine’s inside account (http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/08/exclusive-audio-koch-brothers-seminar-tapes) of a Koch brothers’ seminar.

Templeton, however, is too complex to label as purely “conservative”. His foundation has provided funding to support the Dalai Lama, as well as anti-gay marriage groups.

Prominent scientists have criticized the John Templeton Foundation for attempting to apply scientific legitimacy (http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_48/b3961604.htm) to religious questions.

The Foundation also awarded the Montreal Economic Institute (http://www.iedm.org/e) its 2004 Templeton Freedom Award Grants for Institute Excellence (http://www.iedm.org/node/3219).


7. The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc.
2010 contribution: $0
Total combined contributions since 2001: $20,000
Source: Foundation Center. (http://dynamodata.fdncenter.org/990s/990search/ffindershow.cgi?id=BRAD005)

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundatio (http://www.bradleyfdn.org/)n is one of the ”largest philanthropic foundations responsible for the financial backing of the right-wing agenda for nearly twenty years,” according to Right Wing Watch (http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation).

The foundation’s mission (http://www.bradleyfdn.org/foundations_mission.asp) is “strengthening American democratic capitalism and the institutions, principles, and values that sustain and nurture it.”

“We’re part of the right-wing movement,” said (http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/from-local-roots-bradley-foundation-builds-conservative-empire-k7337pb-134187368.html) the foundation president and CEO Michael Grebe to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2011.

According to the Bridge Project (http://bridgeproject.com/?organization&id=253678), it has donated to “virtually every major player in the conservative intellectual cavalry,” such as the Heritage Foundation (http://bridgeproject.com/?organization&id=270461), the American Enterprise Institute (http://bridgeproject.com/?organization&id=273790), and the Cato Institute (http://bridgeproject.com/?organization&id=278119).

In 2010, the Bradley Foundation gave away over $42 million (http://dynamodata.fdncenter.org/990pf_pdf_archive/396/396037928/396037928_201012_990PF.pdf).

From 2001-2009 it handed out almost as much as all seven (http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/from-local-roots-bradley-foundation-builds-conservative-empire-k7337pb-134187368.html?dc=smart&c=y&ua=blackberry) Koch (http://bridgeproject.com/?organization&id=253646) and Scaife (http://bridgeproject.com/?organization&id=253673) foundations combined.

8. The Jeld-Wen Foundation

2010 contribution: $0
Total combined contributions since 2001: $15,000

Source: Foundation Center. (http://dynamodata.fdncenter.org/990s/990search/ffindershow.cgi?id=JELD001)

The Jeld-Wen Foundation (http://www.jeld-wenfoundation.org/) was founded by Richard D. Wendt, funded by his window and door manufacturing company (http://www.jeld-wen.com/).

It sponsors (https://www.cato.org/support/sponsors.html) right-wing think tanks such as the Cato Institute, but also raised funds (http://en.jeld-wen.ca/blog/2012/06/15/jeld-wen-supports-the-david-suzuki-foundation/) for the David Suzuki Foundation.

No comment from Canada Revenue Agency on political activities

Minister of National Revenue Gail Shea (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/mnstr/menu-eng.html) stated that she could not comment on any specific cases, including the Fraser Institute’s political activities.
“Our Government understands that registered charities are an important part of our society, and encourages Canadians to donate generously, but also to do their homework,” she wrote in an email to The Vancouver Observer.
“In order to protect Canadian interests we have a duty to ensure that these organizations are operating properly and in compliance with federal laws. In cases where the activities of a charity are suspect CRA will conduct a review and take action as appropriate under the Act.”



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