Under the cover of charity, organizations in Canada are bilking unknowing Canadian taxpayers out of public money and directing it to Israel. These charities support settlements in the West Bank and the Israeli military — they do not deserve tax exemptions.
Yves Engler is a political activist from Montreal and the author of twelve books.
The Trudeau government likes to pose as a neutral player in its dealings with Israelis and Palestinians, concerned only with fostering peace. In reality, Canada gives unstinting support to Israel’s occupation and the brutal methods needed to uphold it.
Three-quarters of the world’s mining companies are headquartered in Canada. Canadian mining firms are mired in corruption and human rights abuses around the world, yet Justin Trudeau has reneged on pledges to regulate them and end the abuses.
Canada likes to see itself as a benign global actor, but its extensive history of military intervention tells a different story. A $70 billion upgrade of the Canadian navy now carried out by Justin Trudeau will strengthen its capacity for military action as a US sidekick in world affairs.