4) Silencing agencies and charities that say things you don’t like
The budget implementation bill shut down several agencies, including:
National Council of Welfare, the Public Appointments Commission, Rights and Democracy, the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal and Assisted Human Reproduction Canada.
It also changes the rules about acceptable donations to charities, reducing the amount of money people can donate to charities that are considered too politically active and allowing the minister to withhold tax receipts from a charity if he or she feels the money is being used for political campaigns.
5) Declares that companies bidding on federal contracts no longer have to pair “fair wages.”
6) Eliminates almost 300,000 immigration applications so that the government can start off with a clean slate. It also robs those 300,000 people of the hope and time they’ve dedicated to trying to get into Canada. Not to mention the salaries of those workers paid to process the applications being tossed, and the refunds of immigration fees the government will have to pay out.
And so much more.
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