Ottawa’s Bipartisan Love Of Giving Aga Khan Money

It’s all just an act.

Remember the times in recent years when Members of Parliament pretended to be outraged about Trudeau being so close to Aga Khan? Maybe they were just upset about not getting invited themselves.

One would think that there’d be more of a stink about the sheer amount of money the public was handing over without any sort of democratic mandate or referendum. This isn’t to defend Trudeau in any way, but this trip isn’t exactly the the worst of it.

Strange that the so-called “conservative” media would never write about what was really going on. Guess they need to prop up their side.

Note: there were 2 different search engines used to compile this article, which gave overlapping, albeit different results. One was from Open Search, and the other from the Federal Lobbying Registry. Both will be included to show all figures.

DATE BODY ISSUING AMOUNT
Oct. 29, 2014 Global Affairs Canada $12,000,000
Mar. 18, 2015 Global Affairs Canada $293,892
Mar. 30, 2015 Global Affairs Canada $1,500,000
Apr. 21, 2015 Global Affairs Canada $10,625,000
Nov. 30, 2015 Global Affairs Canada $71,914
Dec. 22, 2015 International Development Assistance Program $55,000,000
Feb. 22, 2016 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada $125,985
Mar. 31, 2016 Global Affairs Canada $10,533,873
Mar. 31, 2016 International Development Assistance Program $24,964,678
Mar. 31, 2016 Global Affairs Canada $1,250,000
Mar. 31, 2016 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada $312,838
Oct. 27, 2016 Canadian Heritage $12,837
Jan. 11, 2017 Global Affairs Canada $7,000,000
Jan. 12, 2017 Global Affairs Canada $12,000,000
Oct. 1, 2018 Global Affairs Canada $19,380,037
Apr. 1, 2019 Canadian Heritage $60,052
Jun. 29, 2019 Canadian Heritage $8,790
Dec. 6, 2019 Global Affairs Canada $59,792
Feb. 21, 2020 Global Affairs Canada $47,000,000
Apr. 1, 2020 Canadian Heritage $40,000
Jun. 30, 2020 Canadian Heritage $6,590
Nov. 18, 2020 Global Affairs Canada $2,000,000
Nov. 20, 2020 Global Affairs Canada $27,785
Mar. 29, 2021 Employment and Social Development Canada $100,000
Apr. 1, 2021 Canada Arts Presentation Fund $25,000

Next, we come to the Federal Lobbying Registry. It outlines amounts handed out annually, and where they came from, but doesn’t specify the specific assignment of project involved.

YEAR BODY ISSUING AMOUNT
2010 Canadian International Development Agency $19,838,431
2011 Canadian International Development Agency $16,912,457
2011 Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada $180,949
2012 Canadian International Development Agency $21,997,201
2012 Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada $1,575,197
2013 Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada $410,481
2013 International Development Research Centre $169,000
2014 Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada $50,513,370
2014 International Development Research Centre $594,190
2015 Global Affairs Canada $46,796,700
2015 International Development Research Centre $578,585
2016 Global Affairs Canada $48,966,065
2016 International Development Research Centre $396,299
2017 Global Affairs Canada $36,737,220
2017 International Development Research Centre $1,425,000
2018 Global Affairs Canada $31,354,539
2018 International Development Research Centre $560,972
2020 Global Affairs Canada $22,735,954
2020 International Development Research Centre $363,718

The Lobbying Registry, likely through a gap in registration records, doesn’t list anything for 2019. And information for 2021 isn’t yet available. However, it does still show $200 million since 2010. And it doesn’t stop there.

According to the Canada Revenue Agency, the grants go back to 2003, although it doesn’t specify how much. What has this group gotten in total? It’s over $200 million, but unclear how much more. Strange, it’s not like Canadians could have used that or anything.

Wild idea: but maybe politicians in Ottawa feign outrage over a $200,000 trip so that the public won’t notice that they’ve handed out some $200 million to a foreign NGO. Just putting it out there.

(1) https://search.open.canada.ca/en/gc/
(2) https://search.open.canada.ca/en/gc/?sort=score%20desc&page=1&search_text=aga%20khan#
(3) https://lobbycanada.gc.ca/app/secure/ocl/lrs/do/advSrch
(4) https://lobbycanada.gc.ca/app/secure/ocl/lrs/do/advSrch?V_SEARCH.command=refineCategory&V_TOKEN=1234567890&V_SEARCH.scopeCategory=solr.facetName.documentType%3D
(5) https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/charities-giving/other-organizations-that-issue-donation-receipts-qualified-donees/other-qualified-donees-listings/list-foreign-charities-that-have-received-a-gift-majesty-right-canada.html
(6) https://twitter.com/erinotoole/status/1470506345455628290
(7) https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/justin-trudeau-vacation-to-aga-khans-island-broke-ethics-rules-1790408

FOR SOME EXTRA READING
(A) https://www.civilianintelligencenetwork.ca/2020/04/23/the-united-nations-aga-khans-throne-part-i-money-laundering/
(B) https://www.civilianintelligencenetwork.ca/2019/04/12/the-aga-khans-stranglehold-on-alberta/
(C) https://www.civilianintelligencenetwork.ca/2020/05/22/the-united-nations-aga-khans-throne-part-2-pluralism-and-banking/

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