Tuesday, April 03, 2012
I think the federal government is too big. We need to cut funding tools of these so called NGOs which have often been taken over by leftist cabals. I am glad this organization has been shuttered. OTTAWA — The federal government is pulling the plug on Rights & Democracy, the independent agency that monitors human rights and promotes democracy abroad. As first reported by The Huffington Post Canada, the agency -- created in 1988 by Brian Mulroney’s Conservative government -- will be shuttered permanently, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird confirmed Tuesday. "For some time, the many challenges of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (also known as Rights and Democracy) have been well publicized," Baird said in a statement. "It is time to put these past challenges behind us and move forward."