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"Since when does the government have the responsibility to finance the public advocacy of private political organizations? There has been an outcry over these pending cuts from the NGO world. But the time has come to ask some hard questions.Every Canadian has a right to advocate any public position they want short of incitement to violence. But that does not mean that every other Canadian has to pay for it. It makes no sense. If someone wants to make his vocation that of political activist, it cannot legitimately be done on the public dole. And it is not curtailing free speech for the government to stop this silly funding. An NGO that exists on public dollars is no longer an NGO. It is a GO. And the critics of these cuts who so cherish their “independence”, can’t get around that. It’s time to end the charade…and the gravy train."