Access to Information documents obtained from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) reveal that CRA civil servants have spent several hours devising Media talking points aimed to deflect attention away from the controversy surrounding the Jewish National Fund of Canada (JNF Canada)’s charitable status.
While the entire file is revealing, of a particularly disturbing nature is the collusion between Foreign Affairs and the CRA at concealing the truth behind the JNF from the public, where a Foreign Affairs spokesperson suggests to the CRA that they ‘monitor’ Independent Jewish Voices Canada’s event to expose the JNF, held at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa on May 15, 2011. This can be found on page 14 of the file.
Another file of Access to Information documents — this one obtained from Global Affairs Canada — reveals how the Government of Canada is fully aware of the facts behind the JNF’s “Canada Park,” and the highly controversial nature of JNF Canada’s charitable status. The Government of Canada admits that Canada Park is located on occupied territory (p.31).