September 16, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Google Canada gave $20K to anti-pipeline Dogwood Initiative during 2015 election

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

BC-based Dogwood Initiative is all about trying to stop oil and gas projects like pipelines. They’ve also been known to meddle in Canadian elections in order to accomplish their goals by rallying against pro-oil and gas candidates. 

They’ve received a lot of money from US based “charity”, the Tides Foundation, whose long list of financiers includes George Soros.

During the 2015 election year, Dogwood took in almost $190K in grants from Tides US.

That’s a lot of money for a foreign interest to donate to an initiative agitating against the Canadian oil and gas industry under the guise of fighting climate change but Dogwood’s involvement in campaigns to remove the Harper Conservatives, worked in many ridings.

Do you know who else I found funding Dogwood? Google Canada.

Publicly available Third Party Elections Advertising Reports from the Elections Canada website show Google donated almost $20K to the Dogwood Initiative during the 2015 election cycle.

There’s been much speculation recently that the tech giant and Silicon Valley are actively working against conservative causes, so is Google targeting conservative causes and meddling in elections?

It’s hard to argue with this kind of evidence— $20K is a lot of money to hand over to a registered third party. Money talks and Google has a lot of it, but they also seem to have an agenda.

Google is a powerful company that dominates the internet with a stockpile of technical ammo at their fingertips that could sway opinions in their favour.

But perhaps the most troublesome thing about all of this is how their actions seem to go unchecked.

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commented 2017-09-18 20:06:37 -0400
Susan Linkletter Susan you are at least as dim witted as your buddy Earl.
The radical environmental agenda is funding the anti pipeline movement to the tune of $200-300 million pa, in this country alone…in a campaign of hysteria, lies and misinformation People are finally realizing it, and are speaking out about this largely foreign money negatively influencing our economy..
All oil sands operations and major pipleine companies, have very large HSE departments with specialists, scientists and engineers, dedicated to writing procedures and initiating policies to increase safety and ensure efficiency and environmental responsibility required by provincial, and federal regulation and legislation.
It’s only the feeble minded like you that accepts their ideology without question…
commented 2017-09-18 20:02:08 -0400
Earl Richards… The only stupid on these forums is anything you post. You know sfa about the topic yet you spew the activist rhetoric on a daily basis…be useful and fuck off….
commented 2017-09-17 23:01:03 -0400
Susan, I don’t remember seeing anyone suggest that it is a crime to actively promote causes that aren’t endorsed by the Conservatives. The question that isn’t asked is how many votes and seats were lost by that party to voters who didn’t know that they were being influenced by foreign concerns. You’re a woman (I assume) so would you have a problem with the government of Iran putting millions into Canadian politics to bring Sharia law to Canada, forcing you to wear the veil, lose half of your legal status, and maybe even submit to FGM? If your answer to that is no, then don’t bother reading any further; you’re completely lost. I have a problem with a foreign agency having undue influence in our elections. I’ll bet you would too, if, say, you found out that Trump was throwing millions at our Conservative party. Then there’s the other way to compare the situation: who’s hiding something? If the Fraser institute does anything, it’s clearly labelled as such, transparent and visible. Soros and Tides makes serious efforts to hide their involvement. Now, that isn’t illegal, but are you really okay with supporting such subterfuge? Don’t you want to ask the question “why, and what are you hiding?” And really, we’re talking about using Soros and Tides money to HIRE PROFESSIONAL PROTESTERS, and a clear line can be drawn from that to violence and looting; both which ARE illegal. You should make more of an effort to understand the situation.
commented 2017-09-17 15:00:54 -0400
Hey Google, Don’t Be Evil.

And F- off out of our elections. You too George Soros.
commented 2017-09-17 11:46:00 -0400
Trudeau will be filthy rich as payment for selling Canada out to global oil interests. He may be a moron but he is a greedy moron and money already pledged will be flowing into his old man’s foundation and likely one he will set up to enrichment himself.
The standard for long reads was always War and Peace. Waiting times in hospitals will give you ample time to enjoy a long read as our economy sans borrowing starts to collapse. Energy prices soaring ,paying a ransom for a roast beef …it just goes on and on .
Pay a few malcontents to block roads and cause havoc and elect fools that have dreams not based on reason results in chasing away investment dollars and the destruction of our economy.
Make Canada Great Again? That is fast becoming a Mission Impossible .
commented 2017-09-17 08:34:43 -0400
Do you really think your juvenile, lies and misinformed pseudo-arguments will affect any of the intelligent , moral and informed people on this site? LOL! I’m obviously excluding the rest of your fellow lefty drones of sub-par-intelligence, reveling in your indoctrinated robot-programing and trollery – they’ve all been programmed at the CBC.
You people are clownish and your words are hateful, bigoted and quite frankly, really stupid…
So, unlike the Fake News Lying MSM, THEREBEL does not censor opposing views – or even offensive, stinky little trolls, but I thought it might be appropriate to let you know that THEREBEL commenters don’t take kindly to lefty BS and you WILL BE challenged here!
The paradigm has shifted and more lefties are ‘waking-up’ to all the lies and BS they’ve had shoved down their throats since kindergarten – you’d better get on the right side of history because the science is settled – Bwa ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha ha !
commented 2017-09-17 03:07:27 -0400
Its not a crime to actively promote causes that aren’t endorsed by the Conservatives. Its not a bad thing to listen to an alternative point of view. Do we have to be reminded that the Koch brothers, owners of Koch Industries (an American oil and gas company) have donated more than $300,000 to the Fraser Institute, Canada’s most prominent Conservative-friendly think tank and an official charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. The view of both sides is supported by foreign money.
commented 2017-09-17 00:43:52 -0400
Just so you know, “EARL RICHARDS” is an anti-economy, anti-oil zealot who can be found activisting 24/7 on every on-line publication that has a comment section.
commented 2017-09-17 00:30:51 -0400
@ Earl Richards commented 1 hour ago

Well now, where do you see all this tar?? Maybe you had better get your fat wallet out & start putting some $$ into our pockets so we can stay warm – $$$ burn too.
If you want to save beautiful BC maybe you had better get you ass out there & stop to pesky beetles that are decimating your forests – last time I was out there all that red bush kinda looked a bit ugly & wow what a fire hazard. – but I guess you die-hard tree huggers will hug those blackened trees too – - that’s about all you will have to hug soon.
In reality – it is you tree huggers that insult everyone’s’ intelligence – as you people are the same ones that “think” CO2 is a dangerous gas. & that by thieving large amounts of $$$ from everyone is somehow gonna appease the weather gods & make it possible for man to control mother nature.
News for y’all – it ain’t gonna happen, never will, & never has!
I believe your fruity tuttie live style is more toxic than any amount of “tar” sands – where-ever you got that term from – gotta be a MSM worshiper.

And to Google – keep your Pinocchio nose in your own stinkin cloud – you are being replaced because people are quickly cluing into your Fascist agenda – so save your pennys for your own rainy day which is just around the corner. We are done with you -
commented 2017-09-16 22:59:59 -0400
Kinder Morgan’s pipeline is a stupid idea in the first place, because there is no equipment to clean-up a filthy, tar sands spill. This stupid idea is an insult to the intelligence of the British Columbian people. The dilbit is riddled with cancer causing toxins. Dump KM, to save beautiful British Columbia.
commented 2017-09-16 22:50:36 -0400
Google’s motives are starting to show. Between them and facebook they are quietly censuring conservative postings. It all goes back to agenda 21, nwo etc and the promotion of liberal leftwing ideologies and the climate change fraud. They are having an easy time of it with liberal MSM and liberal/democrat politicos. Donald Trump and an awakening conservative movement just threw a wrench into their plans. Hardcore conservative freedom of speech laws and truth in media legislation may help.
commented 2017-09-16 21:58:27 -0400
Holly concludes “But perhaps the most troublesome thing about all of this is how their actions seem to go unchecked.” Indeed, the level of corruption is so systemic that there is no hope of correcting such abuses.
commented 2017-09-16 21:07:23 -0400
Thanks Holly. Great reporting, keep at it. I think you will uncover many more foreign companies who influenced Canadian elections.

Space Moose, interesting report by Little Grey Cells August 19/17. I shared it before, maybe, you didn’t see it. I will re-post “Trudeau and Google- An Interesting Relationship”
commented 2017-09-16 20:48:43 -0400
Those figures are just the tip of the iceburg. In ‘13-14 Tides donated USD586,675 to Dogweed Initiative to fight pipelines.
In ’13/’14 they also got USD 431,000 from Oak Foundation for the same disbursement.
And that’s just 2 of around 35 active NGO’s pumping cash into the anti oil and gas industries in our country…
commented 2017-09-16 19:44:52 -0400
While Harper stood around with his finger up his butt.
commented 2017-09-16 19:36:35 -0400
Oh Dear, we are going to get a bunch of comments, entertaining as always, from Andrew Stephenson whose path to a science doctorate never included the concept of Null Hypothesis.

But I do look forward to the entertainment. He’s funny.
commented 2017-09-16 19:07:09 -0400
What is Google???
commented 2017-09-16 18:59:03 -0400
Space Moose power corrupts , it feeds their megalomania.
commented 2017-09-16 18:31:21 -0400
Haven’t used google for 6 years – don’t patronize your jailers.
commented 2017-09-16 18:24:02 -0400
The Rebel should switch to DTube, if it is still around. I tried to find it just last night, using Duck Duck Go as a search engine but had no luck. I found lots of videos with instructions on how to upload videos on to it but could not find the web site it’s self. If anybody has the address, please post it.
commented 2017-09-16 18:20:58 -0400
I am still not sure what Google gets out of this.