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The Money Trail, Canadian Taxpayers Are Footing The Bill For The Antismoking Lobby!

 

Most Canadians probably don't know that the antismoking special interest lobby is funded by taxpayer dollars. Groups like the Nonsmokers Rights Association use federal and provincial tax dollars to "influence public opinion," to work "toward a tobacco-free society" and for "organizational development".

These groups are far from objective -- they have a bias and an agenda that is certainly not shared by all Canadians. They are Special Interest Groups.

Above all, they are groups whose real purpose seems to be the spreading of intolerance and resentment towards smoking, in the conviction that the elimination of tobacco use justifies any means. These groups bully opposition while promoting repressive laws that create precedents for further limitations of personal freedom, while portraying junk science as final and indisputable evidence of their absurd claims.

To add insult to the injury of the taxpayers, not only does the government give them money for their activities, government then turns around and uses the work and claims of these groups as if the information came from an objective source. How, for example, does the B.C. Health Ministry determine that 20 kids start smoking each day in B.C.? Answer: the Non-Smokers Rights Association told them so!

In examining these grants, it is important to consider that the figures reported below are just a part of the public money that these organizations receive.

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THE HEALTH PROMOTION FUND - TOBACCO PROJECTS
Completed Projects as of February 2, 1993

THE HEALTH PROMOTION FUND - Current Projects as of March 8, 1995

NSRA Government Grants 1981-1993

NSRA Grants, Province of Quebec 1989-1993

SMOKING AND HEALTH ACTION FOUNDATION,
Government Grants, 1978-1992
Government of Canada and Province of Ontario



The Health Promotion Fund - Tobacco Projects

Completed Projects as of Februrary 2, 1993

National

Reduction of Tobacco Consumption Through Alternative Strategies
GRANT # 6549-2-0203
Non-smokers' Rights Association
Suite 308, 344 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1W9
Telephone: (416) 928-2900
Contact Person: Mary Fox

Total Grant:
$76,522
March 30, 1989 to March 31, 1990

This project is aimed at developing and broadening the approach utilized by health organizations to promote the reduction of tobacco consumption.

Organizational Development Within theNational Non-Smokers Rights Association
GRANT # 6549-2-0205
Non-smokers' Rights Association
Suite 308, 344 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1W9
Telephone: (416) 928-2900
Contact Person: Garfield Mahood

Total Grant:
$100,000
March 22, 1989 to March 31, 1990

Organizational development will be undertaken which will enable the NSRA to better serve their expanded clientele.

Public Attitudes Towards Tobacco Use
GRANT # 6549-2-0235
Non-smokers' Rights Association
Suite 308, 344 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1W9
Telephone: (416) 928-2900
Contact Person: Garfield Mahood

Total Grant:
$115,000
March 9, 1990 to February 28, 1991

The aim of this project is to conduct research and develop information resources concerning the impact of regulations under federal tobacco legislation on public attitudes towards tobacco use, and on public awareness of tobacco-related issues.

Reduction of Tobacco Consumption Through Tax Initiatives
GRANT # 6549-2-0240
Non-smokers' Rights Association
Suite 308, 344 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1W9
Telephone: (416) 928-2900
Contact Person: Garfield Mahood

Total Grant:
$100,000
March 30, 1990 to March 31, 1991

The aim of this project is to analyze existing data on tobacco taxation rates from a public health perspective and to prepare and distribute an information kit on tobacco taxation for use by provincial health organizations.

Reducing Access to Tobacco by Youth: Price and Availability Issues
GRANT # 6549-2-0261
Non-smokers' Rights Association
Suite 308, 344 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1W9
Telephone: (416) 928-2900
Contact Person: Garfield Mahood

Total Grant:
$100,000
March 28, 1991 to March 31, 1992

This project is designed to examine the issue of tobacco sales to children, including a detailed analysis of the feasibility of establishing a licensing scheme for the sale of tobacco products.

Organizational Development Within theNon-Smokers' Rights Association
GRANT # 6549-2-0263
Non-smokers' Rights Association
Suite 308, 344 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1W9
Telephone: (416) 928-2900
Contact Person: Garfield Mahood

Total Grant:
$115,000
March 28, 1991 to March 31, 1992

Funding for this project will support the organizational development of NSRA so that they can expand their capacity to assist community and provincial groups in their efforts to reduce tobacco consumption.

The Promise to Children
GRANT # 6549-2-0287
Non-smokers' Rights Association
Suite 308, 344 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1W9
Telephone: (416) 928-2900
Contact Person: C.C. Folz

Total Grant:
$100,000
March 28, 1991 to March 31, 1992

The goals of this project are to investigate issues related to the sale of tobacco to minors; to encourage support for federal legislation; and to encourage the development of coalitions to support public policy change in the above areas.

Reduction of Tobacco Consumption Through InitiativesWhich Affect Price and Availability
GRANT # 6549-2-0288
Non-smokers' Rights Association
Suite 308, 344 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1W9
Telephone: (416) 928-2900
Contact Person: Garfield Mahood

Total Grant:
$100,000
April 1, 1992 to March 31, 1993

This project would help support the organizational development of NSRA so they can continue this valuable work on pricing issues, including the preparation of information packages and submissions on taxation for provincial coalitions.

The Health Promotion Fund - March 8,1995

Total Number of Projects: 4




National Clearinghouse on Tobacco and Health
GRANT # 6549-2-0423
National Clearinghouse on Tobacco and Health
1202-170 Laurier Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5V5
Telephone: (613) 567-3050
Contact Person: Janice Forsythe
06/01/94 to 03/31/97
Contribution:
$4,300,000.00
Status: Current F/Y

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the goal of a tobacco-free society by maintaining an extensive collection of materials, providing customized responses to requests for information, and conducting selected projects to facilitate and strengthen clients' work towards a tobacco-free society.

Key Issues in Tobacco Control
GRANT # #6549-2-0439
Non-Smokers Rights Association
Suite 308, 344 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1W9
Telephone: (416) 928-2900
Contact Person: Garfield Mahood
12/01/94 to 03/31/97
Contribution:
$1,300,000.00
Status: Current F/Y

The purpose of this project is to influence public opinion and enhance the development of public awareness in four key areas related to tobacco demand reduction.

Drop-In Support Clinic
GRANT # #6552-2-0481
The Lung Association
Met. Toronto and York Region
Suite 201, 573 King Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 4L3
Telephone: (416) 864-1112
Contact Person: Krista Saleh
01/01/95 to 12/31/96
Contribution:
$49,646.00
Status: Current F/Y

The goal of this project is to fill a critical gap in community programming in addressing the need for extra support in the area of smoking cessation and relapse prevention by piloting a "Drop-in-Support Clinic" for those dealing with their addiction to tobacco.

Tobacco Reduction Program
GRANT # # 6552-2-0482
Canadian Cancer Society - Ontario Division
1639 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
M4T 2W6
Telephone: (416) 488-5400
Contact Person: Penny E. Thomsen
01/01/95 to12/31/96
Contribution:
$49,000.00
Status: Current F/Y

The goal of this project is to develop a comprehensive tobacco reduction program in order to reduce the use of tobacco and the exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. A "train the trainer" model will be established in which volunteers from across Ontario would be trained to recruit and train volunteers to deliver the program to the community.

Non Smokers Rights Association
Government Grants (Sustaining and Programme) 1981-1993

Government of Canada and Province of Ontario

1981-1988RECEIVED IN TOTAL$313,400
1989-1990$$176,522
1990-1991$$315,000
1991-1992$$215,000
1992-1993$$200,000
1981-1993GRAND TOTAL$1, 219,922

Non Smokers Rights Association
Grants, Province of Quebec 1989-1993

1989-1990$6,000
1990-1991$6,564
1991-1992$6,564
1992-1993$6,564

Smoking and Health Action Foundation,
Government Grants, 1978-1992

Government of Canada and Province of Ontario

1978-1983$163,000
1983-1984$35,000
1984-1985$35,000
1985-1986$35,000
1986-1987$35,000
1987-1988$35,000
1988-1990$35,000
1990-1991$185,000
1991-1992(*) $213,750
TOTAL 1978-1992$771,750
$(*) = Last year for which
figures are available

NOTE:It is important to remember that these figures probably understate the total mount of Government funding to the Non Smokers Rights Association and Foundation since they also receive grants from other Government-funded foundations and organizations.

 


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