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Natural Resources committee  Thank you. I'm a resident of North Vancouver. I have a master of science degree in nutrition and I have worked most of my years with the United Nations Children's Fund, six years in Guatemala and five in Indonesia. For the sake of time, I won't go into how I went from UNICEF t

December 7th, 2010Committee meeting

Vivian Krause

Natural Resources committee  I agree that activists have a role to play. They keep government and industry on their toes, and rightly so. I have more than a decade of working in the United Nations and funding activists. I've been one myself. I think, though, that on all sides of the equation--in government,

December 7th, 2010Committee meeting

Vivian Krause

Natural Resources committee  I totally agree with you.

December 7th, 2010Committee meeting

Vivian Krause

Natural Resources committee  If I understand what you are saying, the industry is improving—and we want that—but activists are still protesting. If there is a valid reason for demarketing oil, then alright. But if there is no valid reason to do so, then it has to stop.

December 7th, 2010Committee meeting

Vivian Krause

December 7th, 2010Committee meeting

Vivian Krause

Natural Resources committee  I raised the issue and I tried to identify...The key thing is finding out whether there is a valid reason for demarketing. Is there any sound scientific basis for these types of campaigns? If there is, then we need to consider ways of improving the industry. If there is not, then

December 7th, 2010Committee meeting

Vivian Krause

Natural Resources committee  My concern is that there's a mix of interests. It's not purely about the environment. I can see that what they're doing would protect the environment, but I can also see the other purposes on other--

December 7th, 2010Committee meeting

Vivian Krause

December 7th, 2010Committee meeting

Vivian Krause

Natural Resources committee  Let me be very clear. I think charities should be doing charity. I would be just as disappointed if Canadian charitable foundations were funding something that wasn't exclusively charitable. It just so happens that the charitable foundations that are funding this are American. I

December 7th, 2010Committee meeting

Vivian Krause

Natural Resources committee  --including if they were from our own. Yes, there is some charitable funding, but very, very little compared to what is coming in from other sources.

December 7th, 2010Committee meeting

Vivian Krause

Natural Resources committee  A huge increase, yes. The first comment I wanted to make was that the main reason I say that environmental activism isn't what it used to be is because if you look back over the last ten years, in the late 1990s the average grant might have been $50,000. You saw lots of grants f

December 7th, 2010Committee meeting

Vivian Krause

Natural Resources committee  My understanding, to the best of my knowledge, is that Tides Canada has essentially two entities. In Canada there are two registered charities; one is called the Tides Canada Foundation and one is called the Tides Canada Initiative Society. The Tides Canada Foundation has equival

December 7th, 2010Committee meeting

Vivian Krause

Natural Resources committee  Thank you very much. Good morning, everyone. I will be making my remarks in English, but I would be happy to answer any questions in either French or English. My name is Vivian Krause. Over the past five years I have followed the science and the money behind environmental ca

February 9th, 2012Committee meeting

Vivian Krause

Natural Resources committee  The main funders are the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Oak Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The Rockefeller Family Fund funds things south of the border. There's also the Wilburforce Foundation, the Brainerd Found

February 9th, 2012Committee meeting

Vivian Krause

Natural Resources committee  For example, the wealth of the Pew Charitable Trust originates from oil, as does Rockefeller's.

February 9th, 2012Committee meeting

Vivian Krause