Undermining the Family
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is happy that the Mission Cultural Fund has been cancelled. This fund, part of Global Affairs, used taxpayers’ money wastefully, such as on a sex toy show in Germany and a photography exhibit for a rock star.
“This is a big win for taxpayers and it’s long overdue,” said Franco Terrazzano, federal director of the CTF.
“Paying for a sex toy show in Germany and flying chefs around the world was a huge waste of taxpayers’ money and Global Affairs should have shut this down years ago.”
The federal government released a statement without much attention stating that the Mission Cultural Fund had “expired on March 31, 2023.”
BUSINESS Target Stock Price Plummets, Losing $10B In Valuation Over Kids’ Pride Month Clothing Backlash
Target lost $10 billion over the last 10 days after launching its Pride-themed clothing line
Target’s stock price sank to $138.93, the lowest in nearly three years
Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz didn’t believe the boycott vs. Target would be impactful
Target, one of the largest U.S. retailers, has been targeted by a boycott over its LGBTQ-friendly kids’ clothing, wiping out billions of dollars worth of stocks.
New York Post reported that Target lost $10 billion in market valuation over the last 10 days due to the backlash it received from its LGBTQ-themed kids’ clothing line.
Last Wednesday, Target’s stock value was at $160.96 a share, but its value sank and closed Friday at $138.93 a share — the retailer’s lowest stock price in nearly three years.
‘Boycott Target’ Song Racks Up Millions Of Views, Takes Off On iTunes
What is a woman? It looks like the feminine hygiene products maker Always doesn’t even want to use that word anymore, let alone answer that question.
On Friday, the Daily Mail reported that one of the world’s top suppliers of menstrual and other sanitary products released its annual pamphlet used to help young girls learn about their changing bodies. Except this year, the pamphlet didn’t mention women or girls even once. Instead, they were labeled “people with female sex organs.”
Two Liberal ministers faced a wave of backlash over the weekend prompted by a series of woke tweets meant to celebrate drag queens and raise awareness about “Menstrual Hygiene Day.”
Minister of Defence Anita Anand posted photos of herself with several drag queens, calling drag entertainment “one of Canada’s fundamental freedoms.”
“Expressing yourself through drag is one of Canada’s fundamental freedoms. It’s crucial that we show up to support the 2SLGBTQI+ community in all its diversity. I enjoyed seeing Devine Darling & Vitality Black at Community Resto. Looking forward to a fantastic #Pride2023,” tweeted Anand.
Liberal Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez told a House of Commons committee on Monday that incoming “online safety” legislation will address a two-year string of church burnings across Canada.
After initially claiming that his mandate doesn’t include faith-based communities, Rodriguez told Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu that proposed online hate laws will tackle the issue which has gone largely unaddressed by the federal Liberals.
“You said that faith based communities was not in your mandate letter. So I’m looking at the December 16, 2021 mandate letter that is out on the web for you,” said Gladu, pointing to the direct reference of faith-based communities.
The target on its back just keeps getting larger.
After facing threats of a boycott, US retail giant Target pulled some LGBTQ Pride products off its shelves at the front of stores located in the US south, moving them to smaller areas in the back.
At the heart of the issue were LGBTQ onesies for babies, ‘tuck friendly’ bathing suits and drag queen books targetted at young kids.
And, late last week, TheBlaze reported Target has had a partnership with the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) an LGBTQ educational organization that has advocated that schools don’t inform parents if their children decide to undergo a gender transition, for more than a decade.
Fox News picked up the story this week, reporting a Target Corporation senior executive, Carlos Saavedra, maintains a position with GLSEN, which is focused on integrating gender ideology at all levels of K-12 schools, from curriculum to district policy.
A Rainbow Tent performer and her mother decided to organize a protest rally outside the office of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) division over an email telling teachers to not take their students to the Rainbow Tent.
The Rainbow Tent is at the Nutrien Children’s Festival (NCF) coming up on June 1 to 4 in Saskatoon and targeted at children ages “2 to 12-year-olds,” according to the organizers. This is the first year for the Rainbow Tent, which has events “from Drag Queen Storytime to inclusive dress-up performances filled with colour and fun, this tent is full of rainbows.”
An Ontario children’s aid society is organizing a multi-week drag queen story time for “all children and their caregivers” as part of a Youth Pride program.
Nearly half a dozen libraries have partnered with the Durham Children’s Aid Society to put on drag queen performances for kids, including Oshawa Public Libraries, Whitby Public Library, Pickering Public library, Brock Libraries and elsewhere.
“This family-friendly program will showcase stories celebrating diversity and inclusion,” wrote the Durham Children’s Aid Society.
Stifled free expression in first-world countries is now a human rights matter for the United Nations.
A UN human rights office is concerned that citizens in the “Global North” (e.g. Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand) have a “shrinking space” for debate on issues of gender and gender identity.
“I am concerned by the shrinking space in several countries in the Global North for women and feminist organizations and their allies to gather and/or express themselves peacefully in demanding respect for their needs based on their sex and/or sexual orientation,” wrote Reem Alsalem, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls.