A lot of public funding goes to progressive groups. Perhaps that is why there are so many of these organizations in the first place--they know they can, and do, receive billions in government grants.
We've already seen the $1,550,884,070 given to Canada Summer Jobs recipients and “reproductive choice” advocates. Today I look at the LGBT / pride parade lobby, the other side of this favoured coin.
Keep in mind that pro-life groups get nothing from these political handouts. Pro-life groups are self funded and totally dependent on their donors for their very existence. In fact, I wonder how many of these progressive groups would even exist if it weren't for all this government funding they receive?
You might also remember that in 2014 Ottawa's Capital Pride went bankrupt, leaving many suppliers very unhappy, and very unpaid. Fast forward to 2017 and we learn that Capital Pride is now getting money from grants each year from the federal government. And they aren't the only pride parades/festivals to receive funding. I counted 22 of them. Below are the top four recipients, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
CAPITAL PRIDE / FIERTÉ DANS LA CAPITALE (LA) Canada $35,300 2019-04-02
CAPITAL PRIDE / FIERTÉ DANS LA CAPITALE (LA) Canada $75,000 2019-02-08
CAPITAL PRIDE / FIERTÉ DANS LA CAPITALE (LA) Canada $7,594 2018-05-14
CAPITAL PRIDE / FIERTÉ DANS LA CAPITALE (LA) Canada $22,000 2018-02-26
CAPITAL PRIDE / FIERTÉ DANS LA CAPITALE (LA) Canada $17,300 2017-02-22
Total for Capital Pride $157,194
Pride Toronto Canada $1,000,000 2019-01-28
Pride Toronto Canada $92,200 2019-04-01
Pride Toronto Canada $41,766 2018-04-30
PRIDE TORONTO Canada $250,000 2018-11-07
PRIDE TORONTO Canada $92,200 2017-11-03
PRIDE TORONTO Canada $125,700 2016-11-16
Total for Toronto Pride $1,601,866
FIERTÉ MONTRÉAL Canada $5,000 2019-07-22
FIERTÉ MONTRÉAL Canada $160,000 2019-04-01
FIERTÉ MONTRÉAL Canada $80,700 2019-04-01
FIERTÉ MONTRÉAL Canada $11,700 2019-04-01
Fierté Montréal Canada $2,471 2018-05-01
FIERTÉ MONTRÉAL Canada $92,400 2018-04-01
FIERTÉ MONTRÉAL Canada $20,000 2017-08-14
Fierté Montréal Canada $100,000 2017-07-25
FIERTÉ MONTRÉAL Canada $93,300 2017-03-23
FIERTÉ MONTRÉAL Canada $250,000 2016-10-07
FIERTÉ MONTRÉAL Canada $91,500 2016-04-08
Fierté Montréal|Fierté Montréal Canada $1,000,000 2019-05-27
Fierté Montréal|Fierté Montréal Canada $300,000 2018-07-27
Total for Montreal Pride $2,207,071
VANCOUVER PRIDE SOCIETY Canada $80,700 2019-07-14
VANCOUVER PRIDE SOCIETY Canada $1,000,000 2019-05-30
Vancouver Pride Society Canada $8,822 2019-04-23
Vancouver Pride Society Canada $6,902 2018-04-23
Vancouver Pride Society Canada $72,600 2018-02-26
Vancouver Pride Society Canada $63,900 2017-02-22
Vancouver Pride Society Canada $79,100 2016-04-29
Total for Vancouver Pride $1,312,024
Notice the trend to increase funding every year for pride parades / festivals. If Justin Trudeau wins the 2019 election I expect to see these government handouts double.
This funding also includes (in addition to my previous SJP funding here) $307,457 for the Canada Summer Jobs.
Canadian pride festivals: $6,165,266
Canadian LGBT organizations (other than pride/parades festivals): $8,374,519
Canadian LGBT research grants: $13,275,313
Foreign grants going to foreign LGBT organizations and research: $4,524,123
Add this to my previous total of $32,339,221 + $1,550,884,070 for a whopping grand total of $158,322,3291 or almost $1.6 billion to these Justin Trudeau favoured entities.
Note 1: I haven't taken into account the municipal and provincial funding for these groups. Those grant disclosures will be up next.
Note 2: No federal funds were given to Jesus festivals or to Pro-life festivals or Pro-life marches.