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Was Conference of Defence Association’s Charitable Status ever investigated? PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:39

by Joan Russow

Global Compliance Research Project 

 

 In 2008, I filed a complaint to Revenue Canada about the Conference of Defence Association. After several  years of audits of environmental groups, media groups and the left wing think tanks, I am wondering if my 2008 complaint against the charitable status of the Conderence of defence Association was ever investigated. 

 

Conference of Defence Association’s Charitable Status Challenged

PEJ News - Joan Russow - Global Compliance Research Project - On May 14, 2008 a complaint to Revenue Canada was made to challenge the Canadian Defence Association Institute's (CDAI) charitable status. (Russow)


On May 16, 2008, it was revealed that the Conference of Defence Assocation (CDA) and its charitable front group the Conference of Defence Association Institute had received 500,000 from the “new” Conservative government to legitimize the Federal Governments annual Defence spending, and the government’s recently announced Canada First 30 billion anticipated future budget along with the 45 billion retrofit budget.

For years the "charitable" Conference of Defence Association has been granted Charitable Status, and has lobbied continuously for an increase in the military budget.

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CDA AND CDAI COVENANT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

In the Covenant for the 500,000 grant the CDA and the CDAI are linked in the application.

"As a recipient, the CDA, with the support of its charitable wing, the Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDAI), will promote exchanges on security and defence issues among its membership, decision makers, the media and the broader Canadian public. As a result of these activities, the CDA will educate its members and the broader public on defence issues relevant to Canada."

Under this Covenant, to receive the grant the CDA and the CDAI must fulfill the following "charitable" actions:

The CDA (or the CDAI) will undertake the following activities in each fiscal year:

1. Provide tangible input into legislative and policy governmental work.
2. Secure a minimum of 24 extended invitations to CDA staff to
participate in meetings or briefings.
3. Maintain a minimum of 12 member associations.
4. Maintain a minimum of 17 associate member associations
5. Maintain a minimum overall membership of at least 100,000
members.
6. Attain a minimum of 200 requests for information. i
7. Attain a minimum of 29 media references to the CDA by national or regional journalists and reporters.
8. Attain the publication of a minimum of 15 opinion pieces
(including op-eds and letters to the editor in national or regional
publications).
9. Attain a minimum of 100 requests by media for radio television interviews and materials.
10. Secure a minimum of 25 extended invitations to CDA staff to participate in conferences, seminars, or round tables.
11. Secure the participation of the minimum following target
audiences at CDA symposia, seminars or other related events:
.a. General Public/Members of Non-Governmental
Organizations: 500
b. Media: 18
c. Members of Parliament Senators: 14
d. Academia: 80
e. Military and Government officials:150
12. Publish at least 4 issues of "On
Track" each year with a distribution of 800 copies per quarter, and at least 1 major study per year with a distribution of 1500 copies, in addition to electronic distribution of all publications to a minimum of 750 targeted recipients.
13. Secure at least 20 submissions from non-CDA staff to "On Track".



CDA AND CDAI ADVOCATE  INCREASED MILITARISM

Conference of Defence Association along with its institute has always presented the annual military budget as a percentage of the GDP, usually hovering at around 1% [ which misleads the public into thinking that there is very little spent on the military].

However, if one examines the Canadian Budget, it is clear that the military budget per annum, under the Department of Defence usually amounts to about 10 percent of the total revenue, after the deduction for the interest of the debt, which is available for Federal Government programs.

The Conference of Defence Associations has as one of its members the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries.

A campaign to discourage investment in the Canadian Defence industries was launched in 2003 (see ANNEX), to encourage investors to divest from investments in the defence industries. Undoubtedly more companies with defence contracts have been added as a result of the increased integration between Canada and the US through the Security and Prosperity Partnership Agreement.


In 2008, the Canadian Association of Defence Industries is now called Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries. (CADSI), and undoubtedly is still a member of the “charitable” Conference of Defence Association.

2008 RENEWED CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT INVESTMENT IN THE CANADIAN DEFENCE INDUSTRIES.

Here is the current list of members of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries:

21onen Consulting Service
3M Canada Company
A.E. Petsche Co. Inc.
A.E. Petsche Co. Inc.
A.L. Ross Associates
A.U.G. Signals Ltd.
ABB
Abuma Manufacturing Limited
Accenture
Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc., A Sicom Company
Acklands-Grainger Inc.
Acron Capability Engineering Inc.
ACS Advanced Shelters
Active Gear Co. of Canada Limited
ADGA Group
ADIANS
ADT Security Services Inc.
Advance Interactive Systems
Advance Systems Marketing International
Adventure Lights Inc./Quantum Marine Ltd.
Aéro Montréal
AeroInfo Systems, a Boeing Company
Aerospace and Defence Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
Aerospace BizDev Inc.
Aeryon Labs Inc.
Agilent Technologies Canada Inc.
Air Dynamics Co. Ltd.
Airborne Systems Canada Ltd.
AirBoss - Defense
Air-Way Canada
Ajilon Consulting
AKA Information Design
Aker Yards Marine
Albion Group-Canada
Alenia North America - Canada, Co.
Alion Science and Technology
Allen-Vanguard
Allied Wings
Alpha Optics Inc.
ALPHACASTING Inc.
Alt Software Inc.
Alta Electronics Inc.
Always On Ups Systems Inc.
Amazon Cases
AMCAN Technologies Incorporated
AMEC Inc.
Amita Corporation
AML Associates
Amrikart Ressource Cybernétique inc
AMTANK Armor, LLC
Anachemia Canada Inc.
Analytic Systems
Analytical Graphics, Inc.
Aon Explorer
Apex Industries Inc.
APM Diesel
Appendix Sonovision - ITEP
Applanix Corp
AppSpace Solutions
ARKTOS Developments Ltd.
Armament Technology Incorporated
Armatec
Arnprior Aerospace Inc
Array Systems Computing Inc.
Arrow/Zeus Electronics
ARTIS
ATCO Frontec Corporation
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Atlantis Systems International Inc.
Atlas Defence Systems
Atlas Polar Co Ltd
Autodesk Canada
AUVSI - Canada
Avcorp Industries Inc.
Aviation Alberta
Avigilon Corporation
Aviya Technologies Inc
Axell Wireless
Axis Prototypes Inc.
BAE SYSTEMS
Bangor Metals Corporation
Barrday Inc.
Base-X Shelters
B-Con Engineering Inc.
Beclawat Manufacturing Inc.
Belden
Bell Helicopter Textron (Canada)
Benchmark Consulting
Bereskin and Parr Intellectual Property Law
BGA Inc. / Aviorel
BGF Industries, Inc.
Biggin & Associates Ltd.
Binks Insurance Brokers Ltd
Biokinetics & Associates Ltd
Bionic Power
BIRDE Marketing Inc.
Black Coral Inc.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
BlueSky Strategy Group
BMP Metals Inc.
BMT Fleet Technology Ltd
BMV Optical Technologies Inc.
Bock Optronics Inc.
Boeing Aerospace
Bombardier
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP
Bosik Technologies Ltd.
Brasseur & Associates Incorporated
BreconRidge Corporation
Brent Packaging & Logistics Limited
BRIC Engineered Systems
Brownrigg-Smith Consulting Inc.
Brytech Inc.
Bullard
C&I Projects Inc.
C4I Consultants Inc.
Cadex inc
CADSI
CAE INC.
Calian Ltd.
Calytrix Technologies
Camcor Industries Ltd.
CAMEO Security
Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute
Canadian Airmotive
Canadian Allied Consultants
Canadian Bearings Ltd.
Canadian Bureau of Investigations and Adjustments
Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems
Canadian Commercial Corporation
Canadian Defence Review
Canadian Export Consulting Services
Canadian Helicopters Limited
Canadian Lightsource Inc
Canadian Space Service Ltd.
Canadian Tactical
Canadian Tactical and Operational Medical Solutions
Canberra Co.
CanRep Inc.
Cantec Systems
Cantronic Systems Inc
Captecon Inc.
Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH
Carmanah Technologies Corp.
Carraigtyr Consulting
Cartel Communication Systems Inc.
CarteNav Solutions
Cascade Aerospace Inc.
CaseBank Technologies Inc.
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
C-CORE
CDL Systems Ltd
CE3 Electronics Integrators (Custom Electronic Assemblies)
Celestica International
Centennial Plastic Mfg Inc
Centre for Surface Transportation Technology (CSTT)
Century Circuits Inc.
CFN Consultants
CGI Info. Systems & Mgmt Consultants
Chateau Marketing Consultants Inc.
Chemring Defence
CHIP 9 Machining Ltd
CIBC Commercial Banking
Cimetrix Solutions Inc.
Cintec Canada Ltd
CIRRUS Research Associates Inc.
Cisco Systems Canada
Cleeve Technology Incorporated
Clermark Inc.
CMC Electronics Inc.
CMLabs Simulations Inc.
Cobham Tracking & Locating Ltd.
Collaborative Systems (CoSys) Laboratory
Colt Canada Corporation
COM DEV Ltd.
Commissionaires
Composites Atlantic Limited
Compusult
Computer Sciences Canada Inc.
COMSEC Services Inc.
Concept Controls Inc.
Consoltex Inc.
Converteam Canada Inc.
Convoy Logistics Providers
CP Lights Inc.
CRBI
CRD Distribution Inc.
CRIM
CS Canada
C-TECH Ltd.
CTH Instruments Ltd.
CTS (Canadian Technology Systems)
Cubic
Cummins Eastern Canada
Current Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation
C-Vision Limited
CVL Information Solutions Inc.
Daher inc.
Dalhousie University Industry Liaison and Innovation
DAMA Consulting Services Limited
DARAL Group
DASC
Dassault Systemes
DAVWIRE (Defense & Aviation Wiring Inc)
DCNS
Dean W. Walker and Associates
DECA Aviation Engineering Ltd.
Defence Point Pictures (W.B. Robertson Inc.)
DEFSEC Corporation
Deloitte
Department of National Defence
Depro (GVB) Incorporated
Design Fabrication
Design Shelter Inc.
Dessau
DEW Engineering and Development Ltd.
Digiplantec Inc.
Dishon Limited
Doepker Industries Ltd.
Dorval Technologies
DPRA
Draeger Safety Canada Ltd.
Drop Zone Tactical
DRS Technologies Canada
Dueck & Associates
Dumur Industries
Dundee Securities Corporation
Duocom
Dyanalytics Inc.
Dycor Special Services Ltd
Dycor Technologies Ltd.
Dynaps Professional Training Programs
E.I. du Pont Canada
E.T.M. Industries Inc.
EADS Canada
Earl Paddock Transportation Inc.
ECI Composites Inc.
Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.
EDS Canada Inc
Elasto Proxy Inc.
Elbit Systems Ltd.
Elettronica S.p.A.
EMC Corporation of Canada
Emcon Emanation Control Ltd.
e-mec Inc.
EMS SATCOM
EMT Engineering Sales
Ensil Canada Ltd
EODC Engineering, Developing and Licensing, Inc.
EQUATion Technologies
Equinox Protection Inc.
Ergosum Ltd.
ESI Security Technology
ESRI Canada
Eurocopter Canada Limited
Evans Consoles Inc.
E-W Metal Works Inc.
EWA - Canada
EWCS (Electronic Warfare Consulting Services) Inc.
Excel Industries
Exensor Technology
Extrication Technology
Eye Tactical
FALCONMET Engineering and Laboratories Inc.
FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage (Canada) Inc.
Fellfab Limited
Fidus Systems Inc.
Field Aviation Company Inc.
Fire Monitoring of Canada Inc.
First Air
Fleetway Inc.
FLIR Systems Inc.
Free Force Machining Technology Inc.
FrontLine Magazine
Frontline Robotics
Fujitsu Consulting
Fuze Aerospace
G.T. Machining & Fabricating Ltd
Gallium Visual Systems Inc.
GasTOPS Ltd.
Gausertec Inc
GE Aviation Canada
GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team, LLP
Genaire Limited
General Dynamics - OTS - Canada
General Dynamics C4 Systems
General Dynamics Canada Ltd.
General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada
General Kinetics Engineering Corporation
General Starlight Co., Ltd.
GENTEX
Gladius International
Gladstone Aerospace Consulting Inc.
Global Technology Connections
Globus Precision Inc.
GMA
GMA Cover Corp.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Grand Canada Engineering Limited
Great Lakes Marine & Industrial
Green Hills Software Inc.
Ground Zero Technology Inc.
Groupe ALTA
GTDS Inc.
Guernsey MacKay Inc.
H & Y Consulting
Hammond Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Handling Specialty Manufacturing Ltd.
Hardigg Canada ULC
Harris Canada Inc.
Harvan Engineering Ltd
Hazmasters Environmental Equipment Inc.
HD Brown Ent Ltd
Helly Hansen Canada Limited
Hepburn Engineering Inc.
Heroux-Devtek Inc.
Hesco Military Products
Hewlett Packard Canada Ltd.
HFI Pyrotechnics Inc.
Hiab
Highpoint Security Technologies Inc.
Hill and Knowlton Canada Limited
Hillwatch Inc.
Hirsch Precision Inc.
HISS - Highland Integrated Surveillance Systems
Honeywell
Horn IT Solutions Inc.
Howard Smith Consulting
Hudson Supplies Inc.
Humansystems Incorporated
Hy-Drive Technologies Ltd.
Hypernetics Limited
I.T.S. Canada Inc.
IAI North America
IBM Canada Ltd.
ICOM Canada
ICx Radar Systems
IMP Group Ltd., Aerospace Core Group
Impact Cases Inc.
iMPath Networks Inc
ImStrat Corporation
IMT
INAWIRE Inc.
Industeel Canada Inc.
Infusion Development
ING Engineering Inc.
Inkas
Inmedius Canada Inc
Innovatia Inc.
INO
Insitu
Insta-Fence
Integrys
Intelcan Technosystems Inc.
Intelligent Imaging Systems Inc.
IntelliView Technologies Inc.
Intergraph Canada Ltd.
Intermap Technologies
International Bodyguard Academy Inc
International Custom Products
International SOS Canada Inc.
International Thermal Research
Itres Research Limited
ITS Electronics Inc.
J.F. Lehman & Partners
Jacobs & Thompson Inc.
James Kraft Consulting Inc.
Jane's Information Group
Jay Plante & Associates
John Deere Limited
John Muston & Associates Inc.
Jones Brown Inc.
JPOM
Jroberts Mfg. Inc.
Juhana Inc.
Kamatics Corporation
KAVMAC Consulting
Kaycom Incorporated
Keigan Systems Inc.
Kenwood Electronics Canada Inc.
Kinetics Drive Solutions
Kirkland Strategies Inc.
Kolder Canada
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS
Kongsberg Maritime
KPMG
KRBetts Consulting
Kunst Solutions Corp.
L&L Machinery Limited
L-3 Communications
Lansdowne Technologies
Larus Technologies Corporation
Levitt Instruments
Lexi-tech International
LHM Technologies Inc.
Life Prediction Technologies Inc.
Lincoln Fabrics Ltd.
Lockheed Martin
Logistik Unicorp Inc.
LubeCorp Inc.
Luxell Technologies Inc.
Lyster Industries Inc
M/A-COM Private Radio Systems Canada Corp
MacDonald Consulting
MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd.
Maersk Canada Inc
Magellan Aerospace Corporation
Magna Advanced Technologies
Magneto-Inductive Systems Limited (MISL)
MAK Technologies, Inc.
MAN Military Vehicle Systems Canada
Mannarino Systems & Software Inc.
Maplesoft Consulting
Marine Industrial Lighting Systems Ltd
Marinvent Corporation
Marshall Aerospace Canada Inc.
Martec
Marvel Security Inc.
Matrix Technology Ltd
MAYA
MC Countermeasures Inc.
MC&F International Consultants
McCarthy Tetrault LLP
MD Charlton Co. Ltd.
MEGADOOR, Inc
Meggitt Training Systems Canada
Mercedes-Benz Canada
Mercer
MetaCarta
Metcalfe and Associates
MHD International Aviation Parts Inc.
Michelin North America Inc.
Microlynx Systems Ltd
MicroPilot Inc
Microsoft Canada
Millennium Marketing Inc.
Mil-Quip Inc.
Milrail Inc.
Miltech Procurement Services Ltd.
Mincom Canada Inc.
Mistral Inc.
MK Defence Ltd.
MMIST
Mobility Lab
Moldex Plastics & Tool Inc.
Mondial Aviation Corp.
MPB Technologies
MREL Group of Companies Limited
MuAnalysis Inc.
MultiShred Inc.
Mustang Survival
MXI Security
Nanowave Technologies Inc.
Nasittuq Corporation
National Technical Systems
Navistar Defense, LLC
Neptec Design Group
New Brunswick Aerospace and Defence Association
Newcon Optik
Newman Technologies Inc.
Nexor
NGRAIN Corporation
Niva Inc.
Norduyn
NORLEANS Technologies Inc.
Norsat International Inc.
Northern Micro
Northrop Grumman
Northstar Aerospace
NovAtel
NSIP3 Inc.
Number One Machining Ltd.
Oakley Canada
Ocean Software Canada Ltd
Oceanic Consulting Corporation
Oculus Info Inc.
ODIM Spectrum Ltd.
Onboard - Napa Ltd
One Shot Tactical Supply
Onix Technical Services
Opsens Inc.
Optosecurity Inc
Oracle Corporation
Oshkosh Truck Corporation
OSI Geospatial Inc.
Oto Melara
Ottawa Mould Craft
Pacific Safety Products Inc.
PAE Services Canada
PAMI
Panasonic Canada Inc.
Papp Plastics & Distributing Ltd.
Paradigm Shift Technologies Inc.
Patlon Aircraft & Industries Limited
Paystation Inc.
PDS Group, Inc,
Pelican Products, Inc. (Canada)
Pennant Canada Limited
Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP
Phirelight E-Business Solutions Inc.
Phoenix 1 International
Pikaia Systems Inc.
PlantCML
Plasticase Inc.
Pleora Technologies
Plexsys International Canada, Inc.
PMC Project Management Centre Inc
Pôle Québec Chaudière-Appalaches
Policy Insights Inc.
Potti Corp.
Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
Precimold Inc.
Presagis
Primex Defence Products Ltd.
Primex Security Systems Ltd
PRO LASER PLUS LTD.
Production Case Company
Productive Design Services Inc.
Professional Development TSCM Group Inc.
Prolity Corporation
Prologic Systems Ltd
Promaxis Systems Inc.
Protectolite Inc.
Protocase Inc.
Proxy Consulting Inc.
Psion Teklogix
PWM Consulting
QinetiQ
Quanser Inc.
R. Nicholls Distributors Inc.
Racal Acoustics
Range and Bearing Environmental Resource Mapping Corporation
Raytheon Canada Limited
Reaction Target Systems
Real DB Inc.
Recruitall
Reed Exhibitions
Revision Eyewear Inc.
Rheinmetall Canada Inc.
Ridgeway North America Ltd.
Risk Management Partners
RLD Industries Ltd.
Rockwell Collins of Canada
Rohde & Schwarz Canada Inc.
Rolls-Royce North America
R-Theta Thermal Solutions
RTI Claro Inc.
Rutter Inc.
S.A.F.E. Engineering Inc.
S.I.D.O. Ltd
S.M.I
S5 Systems
Saab International Canada Ltd.
Sabic Polymershapes
Sabre Machine Tool Inc.
Sagem Défense Sécurité Canada Inc.
SAIC Canada
SAIT Polytechnic
Salient Manufacturing & Security Products Inc
Samuel E, Schwisberg
Saskatchewan Enterprise & Innovation
Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
SBC Case Industries
Scepter Corporation
Sciens Industries Inc.
Scientific Microwave Corp.
Scintrex Trace Corp
Securesearch Inc.
SED Systems
SEI Industries Ltd
Seivad Connections Inc
Selex Sensors & Airborne Systems
Sennheiser Government Systems (Canada)
Senstar-Stellar Corporation
Shark Marine Technologies Inc.
Shellcast Foundries Inc.
Shipbuilding Association of Canada
SIC Industrial Marking Canada Inc.
Siemens
Siemens PLM Software
Sierra Systems
Sigma Logistics
Signal Technology Associates Inc.
Sikorsky Canada Inc.
SimActive Inc.
Simex Defence Inc.
Simgraph Inc.
SimplexGrinnell
SkyLink Aviation Corporation
SM International
Smiths Detection
SMU Logistics
SNC-Lavalin ProFac
SOCOM SUPPLY
SOFEMA Canada
SolaCom Technologies
Soltam
Solucom Inc.
Soucy International Inc.
Source Engineering
Spacesaver Corp.
Sparton of Canada Ltd.
Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima
Sprung Instant Structures Ltd
SRCTec Inc.
Standard Aero Limited
Stedfast Inc.
Strategic Defence Solutions Inc.
Strategic Ops Group
Summa Strategies
Summit Insight
Summit Structures
Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc.
Swissway Machining Ltd.
T&H TOOL AND DESIGN INC.
TACO Communications Inc.
Tactical Solutions Canada Inc.
Tactical Technologies Inc.
Tactix Government Consulting
Talmolder Inc.
TDMG Inc
Team Eagle
Technopôle Defence & Security
Tecmotiv Corporation
Tektronix, Inc.
Telesat Canada
Telops
TELUS
Tempo Aerospace Inc.
TeraMach Technologies Inc.
TeraXion Inc
Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc.
Textron Systems
Thales Canada Inc.
The Aeronav Group
The Centre for Manufacturing of Advanced Ceramics and NanoMaterials (CMACN)
The Data Cable Comp Inc.
The Pythian Group
The Shephard Group
The Shooting Edge Inc.
The Wellington Strategy Group Inc.
Thornley Fallis Communications
Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Canada Inc.
Titan Case Industries
T-lane Transportation and Logistics
Top Aces Inc.
Totalline Transport
Tracan Electronics Corporation
Tricom Technologies Inc.
Trident Protective Services (Canada) Inc.
Tri-Point Hardware Inc.
TSI Solutions LLC
TSL Aerospace Technologies Limited
Tulmar Safety Systems Inc.
Turbomeca Canada Inc.
TWB Designs Inc.
Twin Tooling Inc.
UK Products Canada Inc.
Ultra Electronics Tactical Communication Systems
Ultra Electronics-Maritime Systems
Unique Broadband Systems Ltd.
Unisys Canada Inc.
UVS Canada
Valcom Consulting Group Inc.
Valley Associates Inc.
Vanguard Magazine
VariSystems Inc
Vectronix AG

Vestshell Inc.
Viable Power Conversion Technologies
Viking Power Dozer Ltd.
Visiontec
VTN Technologies Inc.
Wasaya Prop Shop
Washington Marine Group
WaVv Business Development Inc.
WCC Refurb Ltd./WCC Offshore
Weatherhaven
Wheeler Accessories / CP Gear
Whites Manufacturing
Wilson Machine
Wyle Laboratories
xwave, A Division of Bell Aliant
Yarde Metals

ANNEX:

CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT INVESTMENT IN THE CANADIAN DEFENCE INDUSTRIES.

January 2003

Joan Russow Global Compliance Research Project,

Attached is a list of Canadian Defence Industries which are members of the Canadian Defence Industries Association.

The Campaign to Prevent Investment in the Canadian Defence Industries was launched January 18, 2003. The purpose of the Campaign is to make citizens aware of the companies that invest in the Defence Industries, and to call upon citizens who invest, as individuals, to withdraw all investments from the Defence Industries, and to urge Investment managers of union, pension, and institutional funds to exercise “due diligence” by redirecting funds away from the Defence Industries.

Undoubtedly there are more industries that invest in the Defence Industries; this list is compiled only from those industries that are members of the Canadian Defence Industries Association.

Canadian Defence Industries Association (CDIA). ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF THE CONFERENCE OF DEFENCE ASSOCIATION

Abstract Electronics
ACSION Industries
Acton International Inc. / Air Boss-Defence
ADGA Group
Advanced System Marketing International
Aerospace & Defence Industries Association of Nova Scotia (ADIANS)
Agilent Technologies Canada Inc.
Albion Group-Canada
Alcatel Canada
ALPHACASTING Inc.
Alt Software Inc.
AMCAN Technologies Incorporated
AMEC Inc.
AMS Management Systems Canada Inc.
Anachemia Canada Inc.
Apex Industries Inc.
Appendix Technical Publications Group
Applanix Corp
ARINC Inc.
Armament Technology
Armet Armoured Vehicles Canada Inc.
Array Systems Computing Inc.
Aspen Custom Trailer Ltd.
ATCO Frontec Corporation
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Atlantis Systems International
BAE Systems - IFS
BAE SYSTEMS Project (Canada) Ltd.
Barrday Inc.
Bell Helicopter Textron (Canada)
BGA Inc.
Biokinetics and Associates Ltd.
Blastworks Inc.
BMCI Consulting Inc.
Boeing Aerospace
Bombardier Aerospace - Defence Services
Bosik Consultants Limited
Brandt Engineered Products Ltd.
Brandt Packaging & Logistics Limited
Bristol Aerospace Limited
C2 Logistics Inc.
CAE Inc.
Calian Ltd.
Cameo Security
Canadian Commercial Corporation
Canadian Helicopters
Carleton Life Support
Ceramic Protection Corporation
Cesaroni Technology Incorporated
CFN Consultants
CFN Precision Inc.
CGI Info. Systems & Mgmt Consultants
CH2M Hill Canada Limited
CKT Nova Scotia Limited
Clermark Inc.
CMC Electronics Inc.
COM DEV Ltd.
Composites Atlantic Limited
Computer Sciences Canada Inc.
COMSEC Services Inc.
Consoltex
Content Alive
Core Services
Corena USA Inc.
Cray Canada Corp.
C-TECH Ltd.
Department of National Defence
Detroit Diesel of Canada Ltd.
DEVITA Associates
DEW Engineering and Development Limited
DIEHL Canada Ltd.
Diemaco, Logistics and Defence Division, Heroux Devtek Inc.
Dr‰ger Canada Ltd.
DRS Flight Safety & Communications
DuPont Canada Inc.
DY 4 Systems Inc.
Dynamic Engineering Inc.
DynCorp International LLC
E.T.M. Industries Inc.
EADS Canada Inc.
Ebco Industries Ltd. (LMF Div.)
EDS Canada
EMC Corporation
Emcon Emanation Control Ltd.
EMS Technologies Canada Ltd.
Environmental Mapping Canada Ltd.
ESRI Canada
Eurosatory (Promosalons Canada/French Trade Exhibitions)
EWA - Canada
Excalibur Systems Limited
Exclusive Analysis
Expro TEC
E-Z-EM Canada Inc.
Fellfab Limited
Fleet Maintenance Facility - Cape Breton
Fleet Maintenance Facility - Cape Scott
Fleetway Inc.
Fuel Cell Technologies Ltd.
Fujitsu Consulting
FXR Aero Inc.
Gallium Software
GasTOPS Ltd.
GE Aircraft Engines Canada
Genaire Limited
General Dynamics Canada Ltd.
General Dynamics Decisions Systems
General Kinetics Engineering Corporation
GENTEX
Giga-tron Associates Limited
GM Defense, General Motors of Canada Limited
GMA Cover Corp.
Government of New Brunswick
Gov't. of Newfoundland & Labrador
GPC Intercon
Grand Canada Engineering
Graphico Edgelit Panels
Greenley & Associates Incorporated
Guernsey MacKay Inc.
Harris Canada Ltd.
Hewlett Packard Canada Ltd.
Highpoint Security Technologies Inc.
Hill and Knowlton Canada Limited
HKAL - Howard Kneen Associates Limited
Honeywell Limited
Humansystems Incorporated
I3Dimensions Inc.
IatroQuest Corporation
IMP Group International Inc.
ImStrat Corporation
IMT CORPORATION
Indal Technologies Inc.
Industry Canada
ING Engineering Inc.
Intelstep Inc.
Intergraph Canada Ltd.
International Custom Products
Irvin Aerospace Canada Limited
IT/Net Consultants Inc.
ITS Electronics Inc.
ITT Industries
ITT Industries, Night Vision
J.A. Jones Services Canada Corp.
K.K. Machine Products Inc.
Kaycom Incorporated
Knoch Manufacturing Company Limited
L-3 Communications, Spar Aerospace Limited
Lab 7 Networks Inc.
Lansdowne Technologies Inc.
LearnStream Inc.
Leica Technologies Inc.
Les Aciers ROBOND Inc.
Lexi-tech International
Lincoln Fabrics Ltd.
Lockheed Martin Canada
Logistik Unicorp Inc.
MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd.
Maersk Canada Inc.
Martec Ltd.
MaxSys Professionals & Solutions
Med-Eng Systems Inc.
Meghan Colour
Mercedes-Benz Canada
Metcalfe and Associates
MFP Financial Services Ltd
MIL Systems
Mission Logistics Inc.
Mitsubishi Canada Limited
Montek Technology Inc.
Motorola Space & Electronics Inc.
MREL Specialty Explosive Products Limited
MSE of Canada Ltd.
Mustang Survival
Mycloe.com
NanoServ Technologies Inc.
Nasittuq Corporation
National Coating Technologies Inc.
Navair Inc.
NBC Team Ltd.
Neptec Design Group
NewTech Instruments Ltd.
Nexia Biotechnologies Inc.
Nicholls Distributors Inc.
NORLEANS Technologies Inc.
Northrop Grumman Canada
NOTRA Inc.
NRC Environmental Simulation Lab
Ocean Group EOD Division
O'Dell Engineering Ltd.
ODIM Spectrum Ltd.
Oerlikon Contraves Inc.
Offshore Systems Ltd.
Orenda Aerospace Corporation
PAE
PAMI
Papp Plastics & Distributing Ltd.
Patlon Aircraft & Industries Limited
Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
Pennant Information Services
Pivotal Power
Plan B Systems Inc.
PointMan Canada Ltd.
Policy Insights Inc.
Pratt & Whitney Canada International
Precimold Inc.
Preclarus Inc.
ProMac Manufacturing Ltd.
Promaxis Systems Inc.
Promosalons Canada / French Trade Exhibitions
Punda Mercantile Inc.
Radian Communications Services (Canada) Limited
RAFAEL USA Inc.
Raytheon Canada Limited
Ridgeway North America Ltd.
Risk Management Partners
Robica Forman Tank Ltd.
Rockwell Collins of Canada
?Rockwell International of Canada 10
Rolls Royce North America
Royal Military College of Canada
Saab Tech Canada Ltd.
SAIC Canada
Scepter Corporation
Schreiner Target Services Canada Ltd.
SEI Industries Inc.
Seimac Limited
Senstar-Stellar Corporation
SERCO Facilities Management Inc.
SGI
Shellcast Foundries Inc.
SICO Inc.
Sicom Systems Ltd.
Sierra Tech. Inc.
Sikorsky Canada Inc.
Simsmart Inc.
Simtran Technologies Inc.
SkyLink Aviation Technologies Inc.
SNC Technologies Inc.
Sonoco Ltd.
Soucy International Inc.
Sparton of Canada Ltd.
STA Signal Technology Associates Inc.
Standard Aero
Stedfast Inc.
STR - Speech Technology Research Ltd.
Strategic Evolution
Summit Structures
Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc.
TDM Technical Services
Team Cormorant
TECSULT Eduplus Inc.
Teleflex (Canada) Ltd.
TELEMUS Inc.
Telephonics
Telesat Canada
Thales Elektronik Systeme GMBH
Thales Optronique Canada Inc.
Thales Systems Canada
The Gear Centre Group
The HFE Group
The Shooting Edge Inc.
The Wellington Strategy Group Inc.
TIGER-VAC - International Inc.
Tricom Technologies Inc.
TSL Aerospace Technologies Ltd.
Tulmar Safety Systems Inc.
Ultra Electronics Canada - Maritime Systems
United Defense
University of New Brunswick
Valcom Ltd
Valley Associates Inc.
Vantage Point International (VPI)
Vector Aerospace Corporation
Viking Power Dozer Ltd.
W.R. Davis Engineering Limited
WCC Refurb / Offshore Limited
Weatherhaven
Wescam Inc.
WRC Little and Associates Inc.
XTECH Explosive Decontamination Inc.
xwave
YORTAR Systems Inc.
Zenon Environmental Systems Inc.

 

Conferenceof Defence Association's Charitable Status Challenged.

Joan Russow (PhD)

Global Compliance Research Project

 

On May 14, 2008 a complaint to Revenue Canada was made to challenge the Canadian Defence Association's charitable status. (Russow)

 

On May 16, 2008,  it was revealed that the ConferenceofDefenceAssocation had received  500,000  from the "new" Conservative government to legitimize the Federal Governments annual Defencespending, and the government's recently announced Canada First 30 billion anticipated future budget along with the 45 billion retrofit budget.

 

For years the ConferenceofDefenceAssociation has been granted Charitable Status, and has lobbied continuously for an increase in the military budget. The ConferenceofDefenceAssociation also has always presented the annual  military budget as a percentage ofthe GDP, usually hovering at around 1% [ which misleads the public into thinking that there is very little spent on the military].

 

However, if one examines the Canadian Budget, it is clear that the military budget per annum, under the Department ofDefenceusually amounts to about 10 percent ofthe total revenue, after the deduction for the interest ofthe debt, which is available for Federal Government programs.

 

The Conference of Defence Associations  has as one of its members the Canadian Assoication of  Defence and Security Industries.

 

A  campaign to discourage investment in the Canadian Defence industries was launched in 2003 (see below), to encourage investors to divest from investments in the defence industries. Undoubtedly more companies with defence contracts have been added as a result of the increased integration between Canada and the US through the Security and Prosperity Partnership Agreement.

 

 

In 2008, the Canadian Association of Defence Industries is now called Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries. (CADSI), and undoubtedly is still a member of the "charitable" Conference of Defence Association.

 

RENEWED CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT INVESTMENT IN THE CANADIAN DEFENCE INDUSTRIES. Here is the current list of  members of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries:

 

Hi Steven

I think your changes to the letter were important. On May 24, I sent in the letter along with the attachment containing the agreement between the DND and CDA/CDAI. I received same-day acknowledgment of the letter from the Charities Division.  Why don't you and Steven Shrybman run with this issue from the point of view of the legality of the agreement between DND and  CDA/CDAI. The focus of the press release would then be the legal opinion. My name should not be on as a contact because I would be raising other issues. You mentioned that you would not be able to send it out yourself because of  the perception of your conflict of interest. Murray Dobbin expressed interest in the issue; perhaps he could send it out along with the legal opinion

If you think it is appropriate I will submit the legal opinion to the contact at the Charities division. If not, it could just be in the press release.

Joan

 May 24, 2008

Dear Sir/Madame

 This letter is to follow up on my oral complaint, filed on May 14, 2008, concerning the compliance of the Conference of Defence Association Institute with the rules government the conduct of charitable organizations as described in the Income Tax Act and other regulations.

 Subsequently, on May 16, 2008 the following information was brought to my attention through an article in the Globe and Mail that the Conference of Defence Associations Institute was under a contract with the Department of National Defence that obligated the charity, in support of the Conference of Defence Association advocacy group, to undertake specified activities in return for $500,000 in funding to the CDA.

 I am concerned that this funding and the terms of the agreement, in effect, requires the organization to endorse controversial federal government policies, such as Canadian Forces' combat operations in Afghanistan and Canada's high level of military spending.

 For instance, does the Department of National Defence require the charity "to support government's efforts," as stated in the funding agreement, to achieve public support for the recently announced Canada First $30 billion anticipated future defence budget along with the $45 billion retrofit budget?

 Would you please add as evidence to my complaint the aforementioned agreement between the CDA/CDAI and the Conservative government? 

 I look forward to your reply acknowledging receipt of this letter.

 Sincerely,

 Dr. Joan Russow

Global Compliance Research Project.

Attachment: Agreement between Department of Defence and the CDAI and CDA

 

 

CDA 2008-05-13.PDF
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Pat

 

I have rewritten the letter after I read the actual agreement.  Please replace the previous letter with this one. This is a more formal letter with Sir/Madame.

 

Joan

 

Dear Sir/Madame

 This letter is to follow up on my oral complaint, filed on May 14, 2008, concerning the compliance of the Conference of Defence Association Institute with the rules government the conduct of charitable organizations as described in the Income Tax Act and other regulations.

 Subsequently, on May 16, 2008 the following information was brought to my attention through an article in the Globe and Mail that the Conference of Defence Associations Institute was under a contract with the Department of National Defence that obligated the charity, in support of the Conference of Defence Association advocacy group, to undertake specified activities in return for $500,000 in funding to the CDA.

 I am concerned that this funding and the terms of the agreement, in effect, requires the organization to endorse controversial federal government policies, such as Canadian Forces' combat operations in Afghanistan and Canada's high level of military spending.

 For instance, does the Department of National Defence require the charity "to support government's efforts," as stated in the funding agreement, to achieve public support for the recently announced Canada First $30 billion anticipated future defence budget along with the $45 billion retrofit budget?

 Would you please add as evidence to my complaint the aforementioned agreement between the CDA/CDAI and the Conservative government? 

 I look forward to your reply acknowledging receipt of this letter.

 Sincerely,

 Dr. Joan Russow

Global Compliance Research Project.

 

 

CDA 2008-05-13.PDF
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