Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Instigators of Human Rights Commissions (HRCs)?

The Instigators of Human Rights Commissions (HRCs)?
By Stephen J. Gray

“What a strange place Canada is in 2008,…where fundamentalist Muslims use hate-speech laws drafted by secular Jews,…”
(Ezra Levant, Globe and Mail, January 21, 2008.)

Who were the instigators of HRCs that are the cause of the attacks on freedom of speech and freedom of expression in Canada? According to Ezra Levant who has been dragged before the HRCs it was “illiberal elements.” And he went on to say this: ‘…I blame the Jews. A generation ago, illiberal elements in the "official" Jewish community pressed Canadian governments to introduce laws limiting free speech.’ (Globe and Mail, January 21, 2008.)

Mr Levant went on to say in the Globe and Mail article that the people taking him to the HRCs were, “…using the very precedents set by the Canadian Jewish Congress.”

Which makes one wonder, why would a powerful organization like “the Canadian Jewish Congress” not realize that the very “laws” that they “pressed Canadian governments to introduce” could also be used against Jewish people. After all, what’s sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander, as the saying goes.

But, not only Jewish people are being dragged before the HRCs. Before they came for the Jews, the HRCs came for Chris Kempling, Scott Brockie, Knights of Columbus, Stephen Boissoin, Bishop Henry and others. Now Catholic Insight magazine, the Christian Heritage Party and MacLean’s magazine are now under the guns of the HRCs. Nobody is safe from these appointed interrogators of totalitarian bent. So what can be done to return freedom of speech and freedom of expression to Canadians?

I believe the HRCs must be abolished. Governments appointed them, therefore, governments can disband them. I would also make the suggestion that perhaps “the Canadian Jewish Congress,” who “pressed Canadian governments to introduce laws limiting free speech” now press Canadian governments to disband the HRCs.

Stephen J. Gray
Feb. 6, 2008.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A former conservative M.P. speaks out on Free Speech

A former conservative M.P. speaks out on Free Speech
By Stephen J. Gray

“…ultimately the judgment of history always sides with free speech, warts and all, with its ability to insult, provoke, challenge and inspire.”[1]

Monte Solberg, former conservative M.P. writing in Toronto Sun, March 29, 2010

Mr. Solberg should tell that to his former boss, Stephen Harper. Mr. Harper’s “conservative” government was an intervenor against free speech.

Consider this: “The Attorney General of Canada, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre and B'nai Brith Canada will be intervening in the Lemire case in support of Section 13, arguing that it is a reasonable restriction on freedom of speech” (Canadian Constitution Foundation Letter of April 28, 2008).

On freedom of speech, Mr. Solberg, now speaks out. But where was he when he was part of Mr. Harper’s government? Was he one of the muzzled minions? Still, it’s good now that he has left politics that he has the courage to speak out.

Speaking out in the “conservative” government for free speech appears to be subject to some kind of censorship.

A Lifesite news article of February 12, 2008, by John-Henry Westen, had this to say about the Conservative government’s stand on Human Rights Commissions: “Internal Memo Tells Canada’s Conservative MPs to be Noncommittal on Human Rights Commissions: Specifies that Conservative MPs are not to stand up publicly for freedom of speech for Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant.”

The article stated: “An internal memo to Conservative MPs sent last week will be sure to disappoint freedom-loving Canadians. The memo, confirmed by as legitimate, originated from the office of the Minister of Justice Rob Nicholson. The
‘talking points’ memo directs Conservative MPs to remain noncommittal on support for Liberal MP Keith Martin’s motion M-446, which would put an end to the growing and dangerous abuse of human rights commissions….”(see full article here:

Human Rights Commissions are an aberration in a supposedly free and democratic society. It was politicians that brought these unelected, appointed bureaucratic monsters into being. Politicians, if they had the political courage, could disband them. But, political courage is lacking in Canada today. Witness the recent debacle at the University of Ottawa where the Ann Coulter speech had to be cancelled because of anti-free speech mobs. Still, it is not surprising to see this type of jackbooted behaviour--it is happening on university campuses all the time--in Canada. The thugs know the politicians will not defend free speech, and therefore they realize they can invade, attack and impose their brown-shirted tactics at will. After all, if those who are elected to public office will not defend free speech, but instead interfere against it, who will?

Still, kudos to Mr. Solberg for speaking out, maybe other Harper conservatives will now find their voice in defense of free speech.

Stephen J. Gray
March 30,2010.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Goebbels Media

I wrote this in 2004, and it is still pertinent today. SJG

The Goebbels Media
By Stephen J. Gray

“The effective propagandist must be a master of the art of speech, of writing, of journalism, of the poster and of the leaflet. He must have the gift to use the major methods of influencing public opinion such as the press, film and radio to serve his ideas and goals, above all in an age of advancing technology.”

Joseph Goebbles


One could argue that the above quote by Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels is effectively being used by the media today. Just look at the issue of abortion to see how our present day media has turned truth into lies. A display by students of the University of Alberta showed graphic pictures of babies cut to pieces by abortion. The students also showed pictures of other atrocities to let people see how human life had been devalued throughout history.

An article in the Edmonton Journal of March 19, 2004 headlined, “ Offensive images” stated this about the students display:

“The University of Alberta has every right to tell an anti-abortion group it can't post graphic and disturbing pictures in the campus' central square.”

Can you believe the hypocrisy of these so-called defenders of free speech and free expression. They support censorship by saying “graphic and disturbing pictures” should be suppressed. What is their problem? Do they find the truth “disturbing?” What are they trying to tell us? Those pictures of little dismembered and butchered bodies should be disturbing. Of course, the media has perpetuated and covered up the big lie on the atrocity of abortion for so long, that they now believe and defend their own propaganda. We can see the child in the womb on ultrasound. Ethical doctors perform surgery on the child in the womb to correct any complications; yet, our propaganda merchants will not print the facts that abortion kills a baby, or show pictures of the slaughter. The propaganda article goes on to say:

“The question at issue here is not the morality of abortion, but rather, the right of people in a community not to be bombarded by offensive material…. The fact that the anti-abortion posters distort reality makes them all the more unsuitable.”

Here we have our media propagandists going into journalistic outrage, saying people are being “bombarded by offensive material.” Which raises the question. What could be more offensive than babies being killed and the media suppressing the information? One has to ask these “investigative journalists” and writers of “truth:” Is killing and cutting to pieces or poisoning by a saline solution the innocent child in the womb, not a “heinous” and severe crime? Some babies have been born alive after an abortion, but are left to die. Our searchers for truth in the media keep these facts suppressed. The article also states:

“Not only are the images stomach-churning in their explicitness, their distortion of the truth might well be offensive to some. The likening of abortion to some of history's most heinous events is, at best, an extreme overstatement. At worst, the comparison undermines the severity of those crimes.”

Note the propaganda words, “distortion of the truth.” Showing pictures of actual happenings is “offensive.” The killing of the defenseless child in the womb is offensive and heinous. History will surely ask the question: How could a civilized society commit these abominable acts on their young and call the act “choice?” These word warriors of propaganda journalism will go down in history as being complicit. The “truth” dispensers then go on to state that the students, “…are doing the pictoral (sic) equivalent of standing in the quad with a megaphone, screaming epithets at passersby.” Well, well, well, if that isn’t a statement of media propaganda and a distortion of the evidence. Herr Goebbels himself would surely award them a prize for that piece of imaginative disinformation. When you don’t like the truth tell a big lie and slander the students. The only “screaming” in this whole affair of suppression of free speech and free expression comes from the so-called “free press,” as can be witnessed by the journalistic frenzy they have worked themselves into.

What we are seeing and reading in this country is a deliberate attempt to suppress free speech and free expression. These attacks are aided and abetted by most of the media. There are a few that tell it like it is, but only a few. The rest feed the people propaganda from their portals of publishing. We have heard people say, about the various atrocities that have happened over the years, “Why didn’t people speak out? How could this be allowed to happen?” These young students should be praised for speaking out and for having the courage to do so. The fact that they have been virulently attacked shows their message is hitting home. The child in the womb cries out for justice.

The barbarity and the attempts to hide the killing of the child in the womb could be called a conspiracy. Why else would many so-called investigative journalists ignore the scientific and medical facts of the humanity of the unborn child? Why else would any journalists describe these truthful pictures of the killing of these children as “offensive images?” These kinds of words surely give credence to the belief that propaganda pours forth from The Goebbels Media.

Stephen J. Gray

March 28, 2004.

Some info on the Author: Stephen J. Gray is a writer and researcher on various topics. He published a newsletter for 11 years exposing the misuse of trade union time and money.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

The Return of the Alien (Part 2)

More from the Alien, written some time ago. SJG.

The Return of the Alien (Part 2)
By Stephen J. Gray

I am beginning to feel quite at home on planet earth. We were wrong to think that “little green men” and women only existed in our outer space community. They are here on earth. Every day another politician or one of the “eminently knowledgeable persons” on earth proclaim that they are totally “green men and women.” The word green is everywhere and on everybody’s tongue.

Usually people here say to you “have a nice day.” But, the other day I encountered a person who said to me, “have a nice green day.” To which I replied: “You are Dr. Suzuki, I presume?” “No,” he replied. “But, he is my green idol. I am a singer.” To which I replied, “You must be that chap who sings that lovely song: The green, green grass of home. “No.” he said. “But, I like grass.” Then he strode away laughing at some kind of joke only he knew about.

I thought to myself, what is the joke and why is he laughing? I am not aware that humans like grass. Then it dawned upon me, I had met a green dope smoker, a marijuana man, who was on his daily high and a user of this green plant.

Meanwhile, all across this “green” and beautiful land, the green politicians are distributing millions of “green dollars” to “save” mother earth. These millions come from the people’s tax monies. It appears there is plenty of money for “going green” but not very much money for the healthcare of people. People are treated as cows to be milked, except when the politicians are in an election campaign. Then they bribe the people with their own money in the hope of getting elected. Then once elected they milk the people again, and most of their political promises turn out to be lies. Still, it is a “good” system and the people get used, and used to it. This is known as political subjugation or being beaten after the ballot.

Some of the people accept their servitude with servile sincerity, and some even praise these political “green men and women” who lord it over them. These people could be called green masochists or grateful greenies. These grateful greenies do not mind being taxed to the max and the green politicians are so happy that they have these green “useful idiots” amongst the population.

In other news, the population in another country called the Unnatural Kingdom (UK) have been told by their political “leaders” that they will be paying a “green miles” tax if they travel by air. This could be known as the “airing of the green.” Though I hear some in the Unnatural Kingdom (UK) are calling it: “More political pollution from political asses.”

Anyway, these political green asses are in control and their emissions are choking the people. The people are being greened into submission by these little political “green men.”

In fact, one green politician in the Unnatural Kingdom (UK) has called for a green “new world order” to “address climate change.” Though some people are saying the only change needed is to get rid of nutty politicians. And another green political leader in the Unnatural Kingdom (UK) was reported to have “compared the fight against climate change to the battle against fascism.”

Meanwhile, in other Unnatural Kingdom (UK) news it is reported that: “Four-year-olds will get gay fairytales at school” and another U.K news report states that, Unnatural Kingdom “…scientists will be allowed to create part-human, part-animal embryos for research…”

This Unnatural Kingdom (UK) is really going to the dogs or should that be man-dogs now that they are about to “create part-human, part-animal” life.

Life here on earth is getting loonier and loonier, madness has become a virtue and sanity a vice. I am inclined to think there must be a green virus here eating the brain cells of the so-called rulers. This concludes my second report. Till next time I am your faithful alien servant.

A.N. Alien.

Stephen J. Gray
March 14, 2007.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Return of the Alien (Part 1)

I wrote this a few years ago. SJG

The Return of the Alien (Part 1)
By Stephen J. Gray

It has been three years since I filed a report on the state of the earth. Therefore, my government in outer space has asked me to return to earth, and update them on some of the latest happenings. After much research by me, here is my report to the outer space community.

The people of the earth are still immersed in wars against each other. The victims of these wars are men, women and children. It is the children who suffer the most in all this warfare and killing. The killing is not only done in wars. The people of the earth are not averse to killing their young while these innocents are still in their mothers wombs. They call this atrocity, abortion or “choice.” Millions of innocents in their mothers wombs are killed yearly under the banner of “choice.”

The consequences of killing millions by “choice,” over many years, has resulted in a shortage of workers, which is now showing up in their economic systems. Though, nobody amongst the elites here on earth will admit that this is the cause. Instead they call this lack of workers the results of “low fertility.” I find this corruption of words quite common here. Nothing means what it is supposed to mean anymore. They camouflage the language to impose unnatural agendas.

For instance, the last time I was here in this place, they were discussing and promoting an issue called “same-sex marriage.” This has now come to fruition. This parody was imposed by three judges, who used to be lawyers. These lawyers who become judges are the real rulers in this country. The politicians did make a law on this after the judges made their decision. They call this rule by appointed lawyers oops I mean judges, the “benefit” of living in a “democracy.”

“Democracy” is enacted in this country every few years. The people are allowed to vote in an election. During this election campaign the politicians of all political stripes promise the people all kinds of good things from the peoples own money, if only they will vote for them. Once elected to office, they punish the people for voting for them, and tax them into submission. As I noted earlier, they call this “democracy.”

This “democracy” in this country is ruled by a document called “the Charter.” The people did not get to vote on whether they wanted this “charter.” It was imposed upon them by the political elites of the day. Yet, very few people here ask the question: “How can this document be legitimate when the people were not allowed to vote individually on its acceptance?” Still, as I noted earlier, they call this “democracy.”

In this “democracy,” drugs are supposed to be illegal. Yet, they give out “free needles” (paid for by taxpayers) to those who want to shoot up dope. The dopes in power even allow, what they call, “safe injection sites,” (paid for by taxpayers) where some of the addicts go to inject this illegal dope into their bodies. One would think a better and more healthy way to help, and clean up these people, would be to take them off the streets and put them into forcible treatment.( They do that with those who have TB). But, that would be against their “human rights.”

“Human rights” are big in this country (except for the children in their mothers wombs, they have none) and a whole bureaucracy revolves around “rights.” They have tribunals called "Human Rights Commissions" and anybody who feels discriminated against lodges a complaint with them. Rights have become an industry for the politically correct. If you are not politically correct you can be in trouble. So people must watch their language.

The language here has certain code words. For example when you don’t like something, or if somebody is critical of you, it is good advice to call or accuse that person of being a scab, racist, homophobic, mean spirited, intolerant, bigoted, sexist and hateful. Or accuse them of lookism, ageism or any other "ism" you can think of. There are many more similar words, but these are the key words used to smear people and ensure that your rights are protected even if you are wrong. People run for cover when these words are used against them.

Anyhow, I must close for the moment. I am living quite close to the office of the Human Rights Police (HRP) and they could be watching me. My next report will be issued when I feel more secure. I have so much information on the happenings in this place that it will take some time to document it all. In the meantime, I have applied for welfare under my phony social insurance number and hope to collect my due at the end of the month. Till next time, I am your faithful alien servant.

A.N. Alien.

Stephen J. Gray
March 3, 2007.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Trade unions “played a critical role” in “same-sex marriage law”

Another reminder about trade unions. I wrote this a number of years ago. SJG.

Trade unions “played a critical role” in “same-sex marriage law”
By Stephen J. Gray

“With the passage of the federal equal marriage legislation, Canada has taken an important step forward.
The labour movement - from local activists to national leadership - stood united with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community and played a critical role in persuading the Canadian government to pass the same-sex marriage law….
The Canadian Labour Congress was a founding member of the broad-based coalition, Canadians for Equal Marriage which led this struggle.”

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has been funding and supporting a myriad of special interest groups for years. It is no surprise to me that they were a ‘founding member’ of the coalition “Canadians for Equal Marriage.” Ken Georgetti of the CLC, when he was president of the B.C. Federation of Labour (BCFL), sent out a letter soliciting funds for abortion clinics. Now that he has graduated to the CLC he is still writing letters, only this time it is in support of “same - sex marriage.” He wrote the prime minister in a letter headlined on CLC website, “CLC Supports Same-sex Marriage” and said this:
“Dear Prime Minister:
I want to express my personal support as well as that of the Canadian Labour Congress for your strong stand in support of the extension of human rights to the area of marriage.”

The Canadian Labour Congress is the head office of the trade union movement in Canada. It states on its website that: “The Canadian Labour Congress is the largest democratic and popular organization in Canada with over three million members. The Canadian Labour Congress brings together Canada's national and international unions, the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 137 district labour councils.”
The CLC is financed from affiliation fees paid from the compulsory union dues of compulsory union members. To my knowledge neither the CLC nor any other trade union in Canada has ever polled or asked its members individually if they supported so called “same-sex marriage.” This aberration has been pushed by the union bosses and a few activists within the trade union movement. Trade union time and money has been spent promoting and supporting this claptrap.

Another union boss with a politically correct agenda is Buzz Hargrove who wrote the prime minister and stated:
“Dear Prime Minister: Clearly the debate around same-sex marriage is heating up. I am writing once again to offer the support of our union, the Canadian Auto Workers, and to encourage you to hold strong on protection of minority rights through the Charter and press forward with same-sex marriage legislation….”

And still another union boss inserted himself into the “same-sex marriage” issue. James Clancy, president of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) wrote the prime minister and sent a copy of it to Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE), among others. Mr. Clancy wrote this to the prime minister:
“Dear Prime Minister,
On behalf of the National Union of Public and General Employees, I am writing to extend our support to your efforts to introduce legislation that would achieve equal marriage rights for same sex couples in Canada….Unfortunately, as we both know, a small but highly vocal opposition is becoming increasingly organized and active on this issue….In conclusion, I am urging you and your government to quickly bring in legislation to ensure equal marriage rights for same sex couples. ”

Not to be outdone on this letter writing campaign was Ken Neumann, National Director of the United Steelworkers of America in Canada. Who had this to say on behalf of his compulsory members:
“Dear Prime Minister Martin and Minister Cotler:
As the National Director of the United Steelworkers of America in Canada, I am writing on behalf of our 255,000 members in support of your government's proposed legislation to extend the right of civil marriage to lesbian and gay couples across Canada….In closing, the Steelworkers calls upon your government to take immediate and decisive action to ensure passage of the proposed equal marriage legislation,…”

Another letter writer on the subject of “same-sex marriage” was the president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), Deborah Bourque. She wrote the following words to opposition leader Stephen Harper:
“Mr. Harper: … The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) supports the position Prime Minister Paul Martin has taken on same-sex marriage. …Just because marriage has traditionally been a “privilege” only heterosexual couples have been able to access does not mean that the human rights violation should continue.”

And the two big brothers at the headquarters of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) had this to say on pressuring the “federal government” on same sex marriage in this letter to members:
“Dear Sisters and Brothers,…We and our community coalitions can rejoice now that same-sex couples in British Columbia, Ontario, and Québec can legally marry. In the meantime, we continue to pressure the federal government to do the right thing and legalize same-sex marriage so that lesbian and gay couples can marry, no matter where they live in Canada.”
In solidarity,
National President National Secretary-Treasurer

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) had this to say on same-sex marriage and its support for “ Canadians for Equal Marriage.”
“The Public Service Alliance of Canada continues to strongly support the extension of access to marriage to same-sex couples. …The PSAC also provides office space and other support to the Canadians for Equal Marriage coalition in Ottawa.”

One could go on and on showing examples of these union bosses claiming to speak for ALL their compulsory members on this invention of words called “same-sex marriage.” The use of union members time and money across Canada on this issue is an affront to democracy itself. Union members in Canada are mature enough to make decisions on this matter individually. They do not need or want union bosses making these political, social and moral decisions for them. If any other organizations in Canada were doing what trade union bosses are doing on behalf of their compulsory members all hell would break loose and charges would be laid. But this is the state Canada is in today where a Labour politburo gets away with the big lie of saying ALL its members support this invented nonsense called “same-sex marriage.”

Stephen J. Gray
Sept 5, 2005

Some info on the author: Stephen J. Gray is a writer and researcher on various topics. He published a newsletter for 11 years exposing the misuse of trade union time and money.

Groups, organizations and causes that have received union time and/or money

I wrote this some time ago, and the misuse of union time and money continues. SJG.

Groups, organizations and causes that have received union time and/or money
Some of them also receive government grants


*Bloc Que'be'cois
*NDP (millions of dollars)
*Federal Liberals (The party that appointed Judge Rand, the architect of compulsory union dues)
*Municipal elections
*Socialist International
*The Nisga'a Treaty


*National Action Committee on Status of Women (NAC)
*National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL)
*Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)
*Vancouver Status of Women (VSW)
*Conventions for Women Only
*Beijing Conference (assisted radical feminists to go)
*B.C. Environmental Network (BCEN)
*End The Arms Race (EAR)
*Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA)
*Coalition Opposed to Arms Trade (COAT)
*Canadian Healthcare Coalition
*Ontario Coalition for Social Justice
*Days of Action of Ontario
*Action Canada Network
*Cultural Research
*Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)
*National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO)
*Council of Canadians (COC)
*Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice (ECEJ)
*End Legislated Poverty (ELP)
*Charlottetown Accord (the "yes" side supported by CLC and B.C. Federation of Labour)
*Peace Caravan
*Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE)
*Nanaimo Commonwealth Holding Society (NCHS)
*Bolivian Urban Workers' Association
*Cuba Solidarity Committee


*Angles (gay and lesbian newspaper)
*Briarpatch (socialist magazine)
*Canadian Dimension (socialist magazine)
*Canadian Forum (left-wing magazine)
*Herizons (feminist publication)
*Our Schools, Ourselves
*Our Times
*This Magazine
*Dossier (Action Canada Network newsletter)
*Action Now (NAC's newsletter)
*Kinesis (Vancouver Status of Women newspaper)
*Peoples' Voice (communist newspaper)
*Pacific Tribune (communist newspaper, now defunct)
*Pacific Current (socialist magazine funded by union money, now defunct)
*New Directions (now defunct)
*The Democrat (NDP newspaper)
*The Columbia Journal (left-wing newspaper)


*Abortion clinics
*Everywoman's Abortion Clinic
*Abortionist Morgentaler's defence fund
*B.C. Coalition for Abortion Clinics (BCCAC)
*Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics (OCAC)
*B.C. Federation of Labour's Reproductive Choice Fund
*Buses for pro-abortion rally paid for by B.C. Federation of Labour
*The Vriend Case, the Canadian Labour Congress was an intervenor
*Court challenges on behalf of same sex couples
*Gay and lesbian kits
*Pink Triangle Committee
*Gay and lesbian support group
*B.C. Teachers' Federation contributed $40,000 to court case on behalf of gay activists.

NOTE: There are many more groups, coalitions and causes that unions are involved with.

This information was compiled by Stephen J. Gray and published in
his Save the Union Movement Newsletter, February 1999, page 2,
Newsletter #27.


"Millions of Dollars Finance Special Interest Groups"

"Unions are unaccountable because they seldom can be unseated and yet they have the power of indirect taxation through union dues which are used to finance elections for those espousing their beliefs."
"Their millions of dollars finance special interest groups whose special interests often have nothing to do with the concerns of rank and file union members."
-Diane Francis, Editor, The Financial Post, May 28, 1992

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Trade Unions’ Intrusion into Social, Moral, and Religious Life

Note: The article below was written a number of years ago. SJG.

"We are involved in matters which have to do with the social direction of Canada and not just issues at the bargaining table..." -Larry Brown, Secretary Treasurer of N.U.P.G.E. (National Union of Provincial Government Employees) in "The Dossier" of Action Canada Network, Sept.-Oct., 1991.

As the above quote from a union boss indicates, unions are involved in "the social direction of Canada". But should trade unions be allowed to interfere in the personal, social, moral, political and religious lives of their members, considering membership and union dues are compulsory? Any intelligent person would say no! Any free society should say no. But today in Canada, trade unions are allowed to impose their values (which many people would say are immoral) on their forced membership.

Union Agendas

Unions receive their certification for collective bargaining and this has progressed into collective coercion. Trade unions pay no taxes and have a money machine to pursue and finance agendas that are incompatible with personal freedom and democracy in Canada. Here are some examples of the trade unions’ agendas:

Union Support of Abortion

The B.C. Coalition for Abortion Clinics stated in its brochure that "the B.C. Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress, along with other labour organizations have long supported women’s right to choice on abortion, free-standing abortion clinics and medicare coverage for abortion."

The BC Federation of Labour (BCFL) is also on record as soliciting funds for abortion clinics. And Ken Georgetti, former President of the BCFL, and now President of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), had this to say in a letter to union members on raising funds for an abortion clinic:

"in a short time, funds have been raised to pay the down payment on the $237,000 medical clinic." He goes on to say "the Executive Council urges all affiliates to send donations, consider loans or monthly pledges. . .."

Why are we compelled to pay for this kind of leadership? Is it any wonder union dues keep increasing? The Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics (OCAC) has also infiltrated the labour movement; it is stated in the book Social Movements, Social Change, The Politics and Practice of Organizing (funded by our tax dollars) that "at various labour conventions in 1982 and 1983, OCAC activists were involved in garnering support for choice." The book also states that "many unions have contributed financial and material support to OCAC."

The Ontario Federation of Labour has donated money to Canada’s foremost abortionist. In fact, it is stated in the book The Charter of Rights and the Legalization of Politics in Canada by Michael Mandel, page 301, that "...the Ontario Federation of Labour has donated thousands of dollars to the Morgentaler defence. . ."

Might union members ask the question: What does abortion have to do with collective bargaining? And why are unions allowed to get away with this misuse of the memberships’ time and money?

Support of Homosexuality

"Healthcare" unions are some of the biggest supporters of the "gay rights" lifestyle. For example, the Hospital Employees Union (HEU) has already been to court on behalf of "same sex spouses" and Angles (July, 1991), Vancouver’s gay and lesbian newspaper, said this court case received "financial and moral backing from the Hospital Employees Union (HEU)". The B.C. Nurses Union has set up a "gay and lesbian rights ad hoc committee". And, according to the B.C.N.U. Update, October/November 1996 issue, "the committee made its presence felt in the Gay Pride Parade in Nelson, marching under the B.C.N.U. banner."

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) launched a court action on behalf of "same sex pensions". An article in CUPE Quarterly (October 1992) stated that "the Canadian Union of Public Employees leads the labour movement in it’s support of lesbian and gay issues". The Vancouver Sun (November 28, 1995) had an article headlined "CUPE Files a Grievance" that said a "journalism teacher" has been suspended and that this teacher "has written that sex between children and adults shouldn’t be illegal". The teacher also works "occasionally as a prostitute". The article goes on to say that "the Canadian Union of Public Employees plans to file a grievance over the suspension."

And the communist newspaper, the "Peoples Voice" (April 1-15, 2001) had this to say in the article "CLC Solidarity and Pride":

"The second ‘Solidarity and Pride’ conference called by the Canadian Labour Congress will be held June 24-27 at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel in Surrey, British Columbia.

"A letter from the CLC points out that since the first such meeting in 1997, ‘there have been many legal victories and gains for lesbian and gay workers at the bargaining table, an increased recognition of our issues in our unions, and ongoing, growing support from union leaders and members at all levels.’"

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) was also an intervenor in "The Vriend Case" that went to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Trade Unions and Religion

Parents send their children to independent schools because they want their children taught certain values. A Catholic school in Fort St. John has been closed by the Bishop because the trade union which represents the teachers - the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGSEU) - had problems with a "Catholicity Clause." The Vancouver Sun (July 1, 1999) said, "Talks stalled over a ‘Catholicity clause’ requiring staff to act according to Catholic teachings both inside and outside the school."

The Globe and Mail (July 13, 1999) said, "the union also wanted an independent adjudicator, not the bishop, to resolve disputes over Catholic lifestyle issues such as divorce, sex outside marriage, and abortion."

The Bishops are the teachers of faith and morals in the Catholic Church. And here we have the union saying "an independent adjudicator" should decide these moral issues. The BCGSEU is affiliated with the B.C. Federation of Labour (BCFL) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC); both of these organizations support abortion, homosexuality, radical feminists, etc. It is hypocrisy of the union to suggest an ‘independent adjudicator" when the unions have already taken positions (which contradict those of the Catholic Church) on these moral issues.

Even if a "Catholicity clause" was signed and the union was in the school, some of the Catholic teachers’ union dues would still go to support these controversial issues, through affiliation fees to the BCFL and CLC.

One wonders if there is a union agenda regarding Catholic Schools and others. First you get the union organized in the school. Then the union refuses to sign a "Catholicity clause." The union knows the Bishop will close the school without the clause. Thus, the children will have to go into the public school system, which in turn will need more teachers. This will result in more union dues to help finance all the politically correct causes of the unions.

BCTV News (July 28, 1999) reported a dispute between the BCGSEU and the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army wants its employees to demonstrate a "Christian Lifestyle," which the union objects to. This news report went on to say that the Salvation Army might close down this operation rather than give in to the union. A union official was quoted in the National Post (July 29, 1999) as saying, "This attitude [of the Salvation Army] is not only outrageous, it’s unconscionable." The question must be asked: Why should a Catholic school, the Salvation Army, or any other institution have to agree to a trade union’s version of morality?"

The slogan of abortion supporters is "freedom of choice", yet union members in this country have no "freedom of choice"; they are compelled into supporting abortion and homosexuality and a myriad of fringe groups. Democracy is a dirty word in the union movement and freedom is a farce. Big Brother and Big Sister in the Labour Movement dictate to union members, and compulsion is their instrument of power. If you don’t pay union dues you do not work.

Union members’ social, moral, and religious life has become the domain of union bosses and their supporters. Unions many years ago were oppressed and many people suffered and died to get decent wages and working conditions. But now the wheel has turned full circle and the oppressed have become the oppressors.

Pope John Paul II in his Encyclical Letter "On Human Work" had this to say about unions:

"However, the role of unions is not to ‘play politics’ in the sense that the expression is commonly understood today. Unions do not have the character of political parties struggling for power; they should not be subjected to the decision of political parties or have too close links with them. In fact, in such a situation they easily lose contact with their specific role, which is to secure the just rights of workers within the framework of the common good of the whole of society; instead they become an instrument used for other purposes."

Stephen J. Gray