CPP now investing $1 Billion in World's Top War Industries

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CPP now investing $1 Billion in World's Top War Industries

CPP & War Profiteering The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is now investing over $1 Billion in 31 of the World's Top 100 War Industries (Click the link above for a data table listing CPP investments in the top global weapons makers.)

On Monday, June 6, the CPP Investment Board (CPPIB) is holding public consultations in nine Canadian cities.  Here's where and when these meetings are taking place.

Thanks to the CPP, millions of Canadians are being forced to invest our retirement savings in companies making a slew of military products from nuclear weapons systems, to cluster munitions, F-35 warplanes and many other major weapons systems. Included, of course, is General Dynamics (GD) the parent company of London Ontario's GD Land Systems Canada, which has been supplying Saudi Arabia with armoured vehicles for about 30 years.

The CPP is also now investing about $5.5 billion in 72 companies linked to Israel's military-, police-, surveillance-, prison-industrial complex.

What better way to spread our much-heralded "Canadian Values" around the world than to support warmongering corporate elites, and Israeli Apartheid?  Let's hear it for Canada, the noble "Peaceable Kingdom,"

But let's not ignore the fact that our good ole CPP retirement portfolio also includes many of the world's largest corporate profiteers in these fine sectors of the economy:

  • oil
  • mining
  • tobacco
  • sweatshops

So what ya gonna do?  Capitalism sucks, eh?

Well...  Next week, on Monday, June 6, the CPP Investment Board (CPPIB) is holding public consultations in nine Canadian cities.  Here's where and when these meetings are taking place. (You can also click that link to pre-register for their official webcast.)

Or, you can show up at one of the CPPIB's live meetings and hold up a picket sign, unfurl a banner, sing a song, ask a question (or five), and/or otherwise stand up and give them a (nonviolent) piece of your mind. (You've already given them your money.)

These public consultations on Monday are only held once every two years. 

Yes, despite its lip service to ethical investment, the CPPIB is duty bound by it's legal obligation to maximise profits. In other words, they'd get in trouble if they did grow a conscience that made them divest from companies that profit from war, environmental destruction and the flagrant abuse of labour rights.  That's all perfectly legal.

However, these meetings are still an opportunity raise public awareness about CPP's investments in some of the world's most notorious merchants of death and destruction.

Regions: 
iyraste1313

the solution clearly is a class action suit by CPP contributors...which should focus on the complicity aspect of CPP investments...

Richard Sanders Richard Sanders's picture
iyraste1313

Thank you for this!
For $50 a class action law suit ought to be initiated in Federal Court v. the management of CPP and the Government...I`d be happy to participate with research and implementation...who else? 

dmmackay

Canada - The New World Order Supporter:

I think there's really, Only ONE AGENDA. that Politicians have in Canada, U.S. and Britain:

 

The Government of Canada will do whatever it takes to Sell it's oil...

Just as we Cannot Choose - Between OIL and Our Environment - We Should NOT IGNORE - There are 3 Things in Common - OIL - WAR and the British Empire, that can all be linked together...

The Government of Canada doesn't care how many lives they destroy.
Canada's Oil is sold to Support the U.S. and British Wars. 

Canada is a Mere Extension of the British Monarchy - As such anything that the British Monarchy wants - Canada will Support.  Prime Minister Justin Trudea has recently Posted on Facebook, that Canada will Support Britain against Russia!

The U.S. and Britain have Thrived on War for Over a Century; and our Oil has helped with their Efforts!
We also know that the Wars were Not for the Reasons our Politicians had told us they were for.

"Lest we forget, the tar sands fuel war and the phrase ‘never again’ requires a deeper look at the historical development of the tar sands. Since the creation of the first tar sands operations, the nation-state of Canada viewed bitumen as part of its military strategy. During the cold war, Pierre Trudeau brought tar sands plants online to help provide ‘energy security’ to North America. Over the past decade, Canada has been a war profiteer and fuel tank for the US military, who have killed well over a million people since the turn of the new millennium."...

https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/lest-we-forget-tar-sands-and...

 

What was the War Really About?

"Washington, D.C. – In spite of French-led U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 creating a no-fly zone over Libya with the express intent of protecting civilians, one of the over 3,000 new Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on New Year’s Eve, contain damning evidence of Western nations using NATO as a tool to topple Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. The NATO overthrow was not for the protection of the people, but instead it was to thwart Gaddafi’s attempt to create a gold-backed African currency to compete with the Western central banking monopoly."
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/declassified-emails.../...
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Harper's violation of international law in Libya:

"In 2011 Ottawa defied UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1970 and 1973, which were passed amidst the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's four-decade rule in Libya. In direct contravention of these legally binding resolutions..."

http://rabble.ca/…/harpers-violation-international-law-libya
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The murder of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is one of the greatest crimes in international law in recent history. The American government and NATO invaded a sovereign country, and turned it into a failed Islamic state, that has now turned into a terrorist hub.
http://countercurrentnews.com/…/gaddafis-last-words-begged…/
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What was Gained for Libya by the War:

“Since Colonel Gaddafi’s death in Sirte in October 2011,” the BBC reported recently, “Libya has descended into chaos, with various militias fighting for power.” ISIS has taken control of parts of the country while a government in Tripoli and another in Benghazi claim national authority.

http://dissidentvoice.org/.../canadas-role-in-the-war-on.../
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How was Africa before Kadaffi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm6P5sDXs3k
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"Libya and Libyan "dictator" Muammar Gaddafi:"

1. Electricity is free for all Libyans.

2. Loans in Libya are free with 0% interest as banks are state owned.

3. Homes are considered a human right in Libya – Gaddafi vowed that his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a home. Gaddafi’s father has died while him, his wife and his mother were still living in a tent.

4. All newly married people in Libya receive US$ 50,000 by the government to buy their first home to help the new family.

5. Medical treatment and education are free in Libya. Before Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ruled the country, only 25% of Libyans were literate. Today the figure is around 83%.

6. If Libyans wanted to take up farming as a career, the government funded people from equipment to seeds, all for free.

7. The government subsidised 50% of the price of a new car if a Libyan citizen wanted to buy their first car.

8. Petrol price in Libya is around $0.14 per litre.

9. Libya has no debt externally and its reserves amounts to $150 billion – now globally frozen.

10. The Libyan government would fund anyone who got a degree and if they could not get employment, and they would receive income as if they were employed until they got a job.

11. The sale of Libyan oil is credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens in proportion.

12. A family would get US $5,000 if they had a new baby to support the childs upbringing.

13. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs around $0.15.

14. 25% of Libyans have a university degree.

Do you still think Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was really a BAD leader??? If so, read on...
https://soapboxie.com/…/Was-Muammar-Gaddafi-Really-A-Bad-Pe…
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Global Warfare: “We’re going to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran..”
https://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-…/5166
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The War in IRAQ:

"Opinion polls showed that people of nearly all countries opposed a war without UN mandate and that the view of the United States as a danger to world peace had significantly increased.[7][8] UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan described the war as illegal, saying in a September 2004 interview that it was "not in conformity with the Security Council."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rationale_for_the_Iraq_War
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"There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq"
"1,625 UN and US inspectors spent two years searching 1,700 sites at a cost of more than $1bn. Yesterday they delivered their verdict":

"Mr Blair said in Ethiopia that the report showed that "the situation is far more complicated than many thought. Just as I have had to accept that the evidence now shows that there were not stockpiles of actual weapons ready to deploy, I hope others will have the honesty to accept that the report also shows that sanctions were not working. On the contrary Saddam was doing his best to get round those sanctions".

"In all, 1,625 US and UN inspectors were working in Iraq for two years - from November 2002 to September 2004 - at a cost of over $1bn. They searched nearly 1,700 sites."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/oct/07/usa.iraq1
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"Iraq War Lies, 13 Years Later"

"It seems a long time ago, and in a world far, far away, that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, enthusiastically supported by Tony Blair, went to war with Iraq. Thirteen years later, after voluminous studies and books and wave upon wave of terrible consequences, it would seem there is no doubt that these leaders created a false case for invading Iraq and then utterly mismanaged the occupation."
http://www.nytimes.com/…/opinion/iraq-war-lies-13-years-lat…
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America Has Been at War 93% of the Time – 222 out of 239 Years – Since 1776
https://www.globalresearch.ca/america-has-been-at-w…/5565946
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Don't you think it time we got rid of the Nazi Regimes that run our Countries?
Many aren't even aware that the Queen is Not the Rightful Heir to the Throne:

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II not Real Heir to the Throne - DocumentaryVideosWorld.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5fIwLo1Trs
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How Canada is owned
"All physical land in Canada is the property of the Crown, Queen Elisabeth 11. There is no provision in the Canada Act, or in the Constitution Act 1982 which amends it, for any Canadian to own any physical land in Canada. All that Canadians may hold, in conformity with medieval and feudal law, is “an interest in an estate in land in fee simple”. Land defined as ‘Crown land’ in Canada, and administered by the Federal Government and the Provinces, is merely land not ‘dedicated’ or assigned in freehold tenure. Freehold is tenure, not ownership. Freehold land is ‘held’ not ‘owned’."
http://www.whoownstheworld.com/canada/
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"Queen Elizabeth II, head of state of the United Kingdom and of 31 other states and territories, is the legal owner of about 6,600 million acres of land, one sixth of the earth’s non ocean surface.

She is the only person on earth who owns whole countries, and who owns countries that are not her own domestic territory. This land ownership is separate from her role as head of state and is different from other monarchies where no such claim is made – Norway, Belgium, Denmark etc.

The value of her land holding. £17,600,000,000,000 (approx).

This makes her the richest individual on earth. "
http://www.whoownstheworld.com/about-the…/largest-landowner/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/Queen-asserts-rights-to-mine-u…
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"The Sovereign can do no wrong and no laws can be brought against her".
Lord Halsbury - The Laws of England.
http://www.sxolsout.org.uk/zcase.html
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Queen tried to use state poverty fund to heat Buckingham Palace
http://www.independent.co.uk/…/queen-tried-to-use-state-pov…
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A brief history of the British Royals and their alleged Nazi connections
https://www.sbs.com.au/…/brief-history-british-royals-and-t…
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Queen's Nazi salute a sign of ignorance shared by many in scary times
https://www.theguardian.com/…/queens-nazi-salute-a-sign-of-…

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House of Windsor and the New World Order
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N33BtgpscUE
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Democide:
"Just to give perspective on this incredible murder by government, if all these bodies were laid head to toe, with the average height being 5', then they would circle the earth ten times. Also, this democide murdered 6 times more people than died in combat in all the foreign and internal wars of the century. Finally, given popular estimates of the dead in a major nuclear war, this total democide is as though such a war did occur, but with its dead spread over a century."
https://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/20TH.HTM

 

 

 

voice of the damned

Canada is a Mere Extension of the British Monarchy - As such anything that the British Monarchy wants - Canada will Support.

So, you're like one of those Americans I used to argue with on another board, who thought that in Canada, the Queen makes all the decisions about who to prosecute, since our criminal cases are all Regina Vs. Whomever?

NDPP

Canada's role in Libya, as it was in Syria, is a monstrous crime of monumental proportions. It alarms me how easily these things are swept under the carpet. And how easily this process is accepted by Canadian progressives.