This story started at Christmastime: the official newspaper of CFB Borden talked about taking collections for Christmas hampers.
But not hampers for people in the neighbouring community — they were for soldiers on the base, who were in poverty. The newspaper was asking other soldiers to fill in the gap — that, instead of the government helping out poor soldiers.
We immediately decided to help, and because our viewers are so generous, we raised more than $15,000.
But when our own David Menzies went to the base to drop off the cheque, they refused it.
Their excuses were lame, and kept changing.
The truth is, the military brass — who answer to Harjit Sajjan, the Liberal defence minister, who answers to Trudeau — would not accept money from us, because we’re conservative.
So we researched an alternative, and the military charity Canada Company looked promising. They provide scholarships for children whose parents fell in combat, or summer camp for kids whose parents are serving overseas, or even just helping veterans get jobs.
We told Canada Company about the CFB Borden fiasco, and they said they’d be happy to take the cheque.
We were speaking with a great guy from the Ottawa area, named Paul Hindo. He was a realtor — who won a $22 million last year! And he's gone full-out charitable, becoming’s the interim executive director of Canada Company. He loves the military. We got along with him so well.
So David Menzies went to their office, handed them the cheque, reminded our viewers the reason we were giving it to them rather than the CFB Borden Christmas hampers. Smiles all around. Handshakes.
But then, literally as David was back in our studio, we got an e-mail from Paul Hindo, (copied to a senior lawyer at a big law firm), telling us they couldn't accept our cheque after all.
TONIGHT I'll show you what the letter said — including a demand that we destroy our video — and explain who I think is really behind this.
Look, we’re going to give this money to soldiers or veterans — those 223 donors expect it. If we have to literally hand out your donations in hundred dollar bills to soldiers, we’ll do it.
It’s just a shame that a charity like Canada Company, run by a good egg like Paul Hindo, has been politically corrupted by Liberals who hate us more than they love the troops.
David has a website, called CallOffYourDogs.com, with a petition to tell Harjit Sajjan to stop blocking money for veterans and their families.
It’s bad enough that Trudeau is starving them of cash; it’s outrageous that he’s now blocking private charity that’s coming in to fill the void.
If you haven’t yet signed the petition, please do. David will deliver that to Harjit Sajjan’s office next month.
NEXT: Marc Morano of ClimateDepot.com and I talk about the left's latest target:
THEN, in case you missed it, I'll show you Sheila Gunn Reid's exceptional report on another fake hate crime, this one designed to make pro-lifers look violent.
FINALLY: Your messages to me!