Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto: Owns Anti-Harper Website
Bill Strong has stumbled upon a piece of political dynamite;
The registered owner of Sinclair Stevens’ new anti-Harper website bloc-harper.com is The Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto Foundation.
The website of The Royal Commonwealth Society of Canada, Toronto Branch lists the Hon. Sinclair M. Stevens, P.C., Q.C. as its Foundation Chairman. They also list the following:
Patron in Canada: Her Excellency The Right Honorable Adrienne Clarkson, C.C., C.M.M., C.D. Governor General of Canada Honorary Chairman: The Hon. James K. Bartleman, OOnt, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Given that the Governor-General and the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario are Patron and Honourary Chair, you would think that the Society would wish to avoid purely political issues.
Reading the Society’s constitution and values pages does not give any indication that the Society would be / should be involved in partisan politics, such as the bloc-harper.com website. In fact, their purpose is plainly stated on their main page.
Our purpose is to promote the increase and spread of knowledge respecting the peoples and countries of the Commonwealth. This is pursued by the formation of regional branches and through a variety of educational activities. RCS-Canada is affiliated with the RCS International headquarters in London, England.
Why then is the Royal Commonwealth Society getting actively involved in Canadian politics?
This morning, the record has been updated to show “Freedom International Ass’n” as the site owner.
Good thing I saved a screenshot.