4 ways far-right foreign radicals are influencing Canadian politics - 2019-07-09
Although Alberta premier Jason Kenney has recently announced his government is investigating "foreign-funded environmental groups" in the province, left-wing groups only make up a small portion of those who are receiving international dollars. In most cases, foreign donors are giving their money to rightwing groups to influence Canadians. Below, we look at all the groups who are getting funded by American billionaires.
Through foundations they fund, ultra-conservative Republicans Charles and David Koch have been regular donors to the Fraser Institute, an influential Canadian think-tank that publishes disinformation regularly. In 2017 they were rated the top think-tank in Canada and the 11th best independent think-tank worldwide, and their research is frequently quoted in CBC, the National Post and the Globe and Mail. Koch Industries has also made regular donations to the organization.