The Liberals continue to abuse charitable sector rules to reward their fellow travellers with taxpayer cash. The foreign-funded charity formerly known as Tides has received a $25,000 contract from the Heritage Ministry for IT support.
The information was uncovered by Rebel News in a 400-page order paper response that required the Liberal government to report contracts for services under a $25,000 value.
The January 31, 2018 contract to the Tides Canada Initiatives Society (TCIS) was for “Information Technology and Telecommunications Consultants”. The contract appears to be structured to allow sole-sourcing, falling just one dollar below $25,000.
This is the second recent contract to TCIS that Rebel News has found. Also in 2018, TCIS was granted $2,933,539 from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development to deliver a “Building Instructional Capacity for Digital Literacy Teaching in the NT” initiative to “develop digital literacy resources and provide courses customized to the unique needs of Indigenous peoples in rural and remote communities in the Northwest Territories.”
Those exclusive documents confirmed that the Liberal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, helped pick Tides, with a briefing note that confirmed the selection of Tides Canada Initiatives Society:
“...reflect discussions with your office and your approval of the final list and amounts in October.”
The San Francisco-based Tides Foundation has rebranded the Canadian arm as Makeway in an attempt to obscure their long history of anti-oil activities.