Wednesday, May 05, 2010

defund all advocacy groups

The left mostly funds its advocacy and research arms with government money. We should use the deficit as an opportunity to cut all of this advocacy funding. If people want advocacy work done, let them use their own money to fund it. news like this makes me glad. I would completely eliminate the status of women department. It basically funds radical feminists that try to undermine the family. There is no fairness or quality in most of these advocacy funding. Does Real women of Canada get government grants? Do right wing advocacy organizations? No , they don't. Neither side should get this funding. We can't afford it and it is unfair and unbalanced in the first place.

In the past two weeks, the federal government has ended funding to 14 women’s groups, including a non-governmental agency that was funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for more than 30 years.

15 comments:

wilson said...

I don't agree.
Particularly when it comes to dead beat Dad's, battered women and (Native women) property rights, and human trafficing.

There is still a need for society to step in and give women a hand up (or out of the situation).

Gerry said...

The defunding of all advocacy groups would dramatically change the tenor and quality of public debate for the better. This is an idea that should be turned into an online petition and given to the government to push them to shut off the tap.

It has always irked me that advocacy groups, which cannot obtain sufficient support from the people they claim to represent - or whose lack of fiscal support should indicate overall lack of support, beak off noisily as though they actually have legitimacy and a mandate. Time to shut off the free ride and terminate this form of welfare.

ck said...

Good, now, then, let's also defund the Fraser Institute, Focus on the Family, The Canadian Constitution Foundation, Youth for Christ, I could go on...

I gather you don't have too many female patients do you?

Roy Eappen said...

CK none of those organizations get any government funding, pay attention while trolling.

Anonymous said...

I think government funding of advocacy groups is a slam against democracy. Governments fund groups to lobby governments towards a particular action. It creates a false demand for a government intervention in our lives. I call it intervention because no government paid advocates are calling for smaller government (although that would be hilarious).

Patrick Ross said...

Poor CK. She really believes that these groups represent the views of all women, as opposed to merely left-wing women?

And before she even has the opportunity to ask, yes, CK, you are a member of a left-wing fringe group: women of the extreme left.

Kunoichi said...

Almost 3 decades ago, my husband's family moved into the area I grew up in. His mother, an RN, started working in the local hospital. She quickly saw a significant need for aid for battered women. She got active and organised other people a way to help these women. My husband, a big, burley teen at the time, would sometimes accompany his mother during late night calls to homes to escort women away. He even had to physically defend a woman and his mother from the battering husband who wasn't too keen on what they were doing.

My future MIL's program was very efficient and successful. So successful, in fact, it caught the attention of the government. Suddenly, the Powers That Be stepped in. The offered funding and resources, but in the process, all the original people who had worked so hard and done so well to help and protect these battered women were pushed out, including my MIL. Now the town has an officially run shelter for battered women, but it's next to useless in actually helping women, with the expected wasted funding that always happens when governement steps in. My MIL and all those who helped her get it started were thoroughly disgusted, and powerless to stop it.

When there is a need, people who are able to will step in to fill that need for people who aren't able. They're also more likely to meet the real needs of their communities, in ways some government organiser in an office somewhere will never be capable of.

Martin said...

Listening to screeching leftist commentators and MPs about the end of funding for program x, y z, I am tempted to ask, Why were we ever funding the program? This philosophy would make it impossible for a government to end any program, ever. (Anybody care to update me on the Ont. Pregnant Mare Serum Commission).
After 35 years of womens' programs by various levels of government, some stark statistics bare examination.
The federal PS is now significantly over represented by females. This also includes the executive classes.
Canadian universities similarly are well represented by female professors and administrators. The ratio of male to female under graduates is decisevely in the female advantage.
Obviously there is a strata of very well paid females in the Canadian workforce. Nothing prevents them from organizing, soliticing funds and running some of these vitally essential programs. Why exacltly must a government do this through good times, bad times and indifferent, for ever?

Powell lucas said...

I agree, Dr. Roy. Defund all advocacy groups. If their cause is not sufficiently worthwhile so as to draw private funding then why should my tax dollars go to support them. It's akin to funding the CBC. If that broadcaster can't draw sufficient sponsors or a large enough audience to keep itself afloat then let it die. Fox in the U.S. gets a large audience by pandering to the lowest common denominator and that's why I don't watch their regular programming; but millions do and good for Fox. I send money to support PBS because I enjoy their many of their shows. I am also aware that they receive government funding, but that is gradually winding down and if I want to keep watching them then I'd better cough up some dough. Same thing goes for advocacy groups and political parties. I will pay to support the one's I believe in, but I don't think my tax dollars should go to pay for trash like the CBC or most of these left-wing, money-sucking, make work advocacy groups.

Owner and Doggy said...

I think the government should reduce funding for another reason. We're still in a deficit. Funding groups is not necessary spending. We can cut that. But only temporarily as these groups can be helpful to many people.

Just being honest said...

Totally agree. And if these funds are equitably distributed, the cuts should apply equally across the whole Canadian political spectrum so no one could complain. . . Right?

wilson said...

I am not talking about equality in the workplace, or daycare, or abortion rights or lesbian rights.

I am talking about women who need a hand up, so as they can regain their independence, free themselves from abuse,
and that always involves money beyond what a generous neighbour or volunteer organization can give.

Money for resue facilities, proper housing and re-education....
Conservatives believe in helping those who want to help themselves,
that's why so many Conservatives are also Christians.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, only 500 more agencies to axe! (real conservative)

Anonymous said...

If Kory does this MILF then she is coming back to Kansas. (real conservative)

Hoarfrost said...

We all know of advocacy groups who do a good job. Let's not throw out the "baby with the bathwater".

Good oversight is needed.

I agree, however, that women no longer need a special department in the federal government scheme of things. Women have been a majority in the electorate for one hundred years thereabouts. Since when has a long term majority needed an advocacy group? You do not know if I am man or womyn.

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