REALity May, 2018 Ottawa, ON
The G7 (Group of 7) world leaders from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain, the US and Canada will be meeting in Charlevoix, Quebec in June, 2018 with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as host.
The G7 has a number of critical issues to address during this meeting. These include the nuclear threat from North Korea, the war in Syria which is creating serious problems in the Middle East, China’s growing political and economic power worldwide challenging the western world, and Iran having its trigger finger on nuclear missiles, to name a few of these concerns.
These issues, however, are apparently of little concern to Trudeau, who has quite a different agenda in mind for this G7 meeting. It may be that Trudeau is unable to understand the complexity of the G7 issues, or he is uninterested in the issues raised at the G7, hence his attempt to change its direction. Be that as it may, he is intent on using the G7 as his tool to promote feminism worldwide.
To further his agenda, Trudeau arranged for the government departments of Status of Women and Global Affairs (formerly Foreign Affairs) to sponsor a feminist summit entitled: W7 Feminist Visions for the G7. Seventy women from Canada and abroad met at this conference, funded by the taxpayer, held April 25-27th, 2018 at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa. A panel session with Trudeau was included in the agenda. A large reception, personally hosted by Trudeau, was held in the Chateau Laurier Hotel, following a working lunch with the Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC) which was established by Trudeau. This Council consists of influential women such as Melinda Gates and Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund. It also includes Trudeau’s personally appointed Canadian Ambassador to France, Isabelle Hudon, who was given a salary by Trudeau far in excess of that given to any other Canadian Ambassador. The mandate of this Advisory Council is to advise the G7 presidency by way of recommending concrete actions for the G7 to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment across all areas of the G7’s work. The Council’s recommendations are to be reviewed by the G7 Presidency and G7 consensus will be sought in order to implement the recommendations and proposed actions of the organization.
Yet another part of W7 Feminist Visions, #the Future is Feminist, has a Steering Committee comprised of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights (Ford Foundation funded), which is a court intervenor supporting Trudeau’s pro-abortion attestation of Summer Job grants, The Status of Women funded Canadian Women’s Foundation, Oxfam, and Inter Pares (which received $4,496,402 from Global Affairs in 2016-2017) and lobbyists for The MATCH International Women’s Fund.
It should be noted that Oxfam Canada is funded by Global Affairs Canada in the amount of $6.9 million and $37.7 million for Oxfam Quebec in 2016-17. The organization Plan Canada International (formerly Foster Parents Plan) received $38.5 million from Global Affairs for 2016-17. They were both formerly traditional genuine charities, however, they have been taken over by feminists to impose their leftist, pro-abortion, gender re-defining agenda in Canada and globally. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau is the Global Ambassador for Plan Canada International. These two organizations joined with UNICEF and Bono’s One Campaign to demand $1.3 billion for what they bill as girls’ education.
The feminist participants at #the FUTURE is FEMINIST are demanding a feminist approach to “transform systems of power… grounded in social constructions of gender and patriarchal attempts to control women’s bodies.” Claiming to represent 50% of the population, they want more funding to report, monitor and evaluate their self-defined objectives: “expand our understanding of gender beyond binaries (woman/man, femininity/masculinity),” redistribute wealth, more women’s empowerment, feminist movement building, climate change action, sexual and reproductive health (abortion), and more.
The Status of Women sponsored the panel for #the FUTURE is FEMINIST career activists, who were addressed as “trail blazing feminists” and “sisters in the collective.” These feminists feel that there is a backlash against their agenda, “the system is not working and must be changed,” and were reminded by the moderator that “on the way to the revolution there are a lot of meetings.” These professional feminists vowed to oppose “structural oppression” in Canada and globally, with even more government funding. When these feminists met with Justin Trudeau and Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef, Trudeau told the feminists “I want you to keep pushing me on this hard stuff.” (Canadian Press, April 25, 2018).
How far will Trudeau get with his feminist agenda at the G7 meeting? Hopefully these world leaders will have the common sense to deal with the world’s real problems, and not with Trudeau’s narrow obsessions.