WINNIPEG — A group of companies has donated $2 million to the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.You know, if it were, say, a Museum for Freedom, or a Museum for Democracy, then maybe I could see justifying the gargantuan cost. But a Museum for Human Rights now, when the concept has become so degraded that every despotic backwater has a "human rights" outfit, and control freaks, both Muslim and non-Muslim, are using "human rights" to divest us of freedom and outright oppress us? Well, that's just a grotesque joke.
The donation by Power Corporation of Canada, Great-West Life, London Life, Canada Life and Investors Group was announced Friday in a news release.
The $150-million goal for private sector donations now stands at $114 million, the Friends said. Added to the $160 million contributed from the three levels of government, total funds raised now amount to $274 million of the required $310 million
Construction is well underway at The Forks and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is scheduled to open in 2012.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Throwing Good Money After a Bad Mausoleum
More companies have ponied up dough for the Manitoba money pit. From the Vancouver Sun: