04 Jun '12, 12pm

Hundreds of Canadian Websites Go Dark To Protest Government's Treatment of Environmental Charities

Hundreds of Canadian Websites Go Dark To Protest Government's Treatment of Environmental Charities

As dysfunctional as the American political system appears to be right now, it at least provides some checks and balances to unlimited power. In a parliamentary system like Canada's, if a government is in power long enough to pack the Senate and the Supreme Court and gets a majority government, it can pretty much do what it wants. Now that Stephen Harper has his majority (earned with only 39% of the vote, but that's what happens with a first-past-the-post system and a Liberal party meltdown) he is doing exactly what he wants. TreeHugger has written before about how ForestEthics Declared "Enemy of the People of Canada" for Criticism of Oil Sands Projects ; Now, according to Black Out Speak Out , Charities are being targeted. The government is adding $8 million in new funding for the Canada Revenue Agency to audit charities like environmental groups in spite of the fact they ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/hundreds-c...

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