REALity March 2019
Trudeau’s Fixation on Feminism
Prime Minister Trudeau’s policies are acknowledged, generally, as more superficial than substantive. This has proven to be the case in regard to his support of feminism. He is all for feminism unless it impacts on him personally. In such an event, he does not support it. For example, he stated many times that women should always be believed. But when he was accused of groping a young female journalist in the 1990’s, his position became that “men and women perceive events differently”. The recent unpleasant difficulties with former Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould, a strong-willed, determined and independent woman, is another example. She would not do what Trudeau wanted her to do, that is, let a Quebec-based corporation, SNC-Lavalin, which generously funds the Liberal Party, off the hook on corruption charges.
Trudeau’s superficial belief in feminist policies, however, has not prevented him from pouring millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money down the feminist channel to demonstrate his good intentions, or to push these policies whenever he can. This occurred at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and at the G7 meeting held in Charlevoix PQ in June, 2018. At this latter conference, taxpayers paid for, by way of millions of dollars, an attempted takeover by Trudeau of the G7 meeting on behalf of feminists. Thankfully, this takeover was a complete washout. Trudeau also attempts to covertly sneak into international treaties, provisions requiring support of feminism, homosexuality, and gender identity. The word “sneak” is appropriately used here, as Canadians are not usually aware of Trudeau’s controversial clauses. For example, Trudeau tried to include them in a trade agreement with China in 2017. Not surprisingly, China was offended by Trudeau’s attempt to impose his personal issues on their country, and promptly sent a humiliated Trudeau home, without an agreement.
Again, on November 30, 2018, the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now renamed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), took place. Although Trudeau failed to have removed from the treaty the U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel which are so damaging for our economy since they negatively affect one-third of our exports, he did still manage to have included provisions for feminism, homosexuality and gender identity. Not that Canadians knew about it. Only when forty members of U.S. Congress sent a letter to President Trump objecting to this unprecedented inclusion in the treaty, did Canadians become aware of them. Specifically, the agreement required the implementation of policies protecting workers against employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. In their letter, the Members of Congress stated that “A trade agreement is not a place for the adoption of social policy. It is especially inappropriate and insulting to our sovereignty to needlessly submit to social policies which the United States Congress has so far explicitly refused to accept”. The letter further stated, “As a sovereign nation, the United States has the right to decide when, whether and how to tackle issues of civil rights, protected classes, and workplace rights”. As a result of this letter, a footnote was added in the text of the document which completely nullifies this provision for the U.S. Canadians are not so fortunate. An official from Global Affairs stated that this provision is fully enforceable in Canada.
Trudeau Funds Feminism Abroad
In June, 2017, Canadian International Development Minister, Marie Claude Bibeau, announced a Feminist International Assistance Policy which integrates or targets gender issues in all Canadian foreign assistance. This program includes sexual and reproductive (abortion) health and rights, and women’s empowerment. The Trudeau government intends to make “gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls the core driver for all of Canada’s development assistance efforts” according to Minister Bibeau.
Trudeau’s Feminist Appointments
In 2018, a group of MPs and senators formed The Association of Feminist Parliamentarians, which is now seeking funding to promote and encourage gender equality locally, nationally and internationally. Among its goals is, naturally, reproductive choice (abortion). This Association now has 50 members which include 25 Liberal MPs, 7 NDP MPs and 1 Green Party MP (Elizabeth May). There are no Conservative MPs in this Association. It is significant that 14 of the 18 senators in this Association were appointed by Trudeau between 2016 and 2018, and are all activist supporters of feminism. So much for the so-called “independent” senators who in reality are all ready, willing and able to rubber stamp Trudeau’s feminist policies. These senators are a standing joke.
Status of Women Canada upgraded by Trudeau
Status of Women Canada was an agency under The Department of Canadian Heritage but has now been upgraded by Justin Trudeau to a full government department, with its minister sitting at the cabinet table. The former Status of Women agency dealt mostly with the promotion of economic and equity issues for women. However, the new department has been expanded to include gender equality, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression. This is reflected in the department’s new name which is now The Department for Women and Gender Equality (WAGE). By the year 2022-2023, this department will have been provided with more than $350 million in new funding. This information is based on Public Accounts:
2017-2018 – $43 million
2018-2019 – $43m+70m=$113m (projected)
2019-2020 – $43+70=$113
2020-2021 – $43+70=$113
2021-2022 – $43+70=$113
2022-2023 – $43+70=$113
In 2018, WAGE awarded the legal arm of the feminist movement, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), $880,000 to develop, over three years, a plan for “strategic litigation” to assist in feminist strategic court challenges.
What have Canadians done to be so burdened by Trudeau, with his limited understanding of the world and his superficial policies?