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Vivian Krause
Vancouver, B.C. CANADA
Vancouver researcher & writer. I work from my dining room table, using Google on my own nickel. Not part of any political party, any industry, or any campaign.
Recent Activity
Opening remarks, click here. RE: Leadnow Submission to Elections Canada, May 24, 2017 Response from Commissioner of Canada Elections, October 9, 2018 Re: We Charity Submission to Elections Canada, July 22 2020 Response from Commissioner of Canada Election, February 21, 2022 Other materials referred to: RE: Howe Sound Samaritans Foundation... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2023 at Rethink Campaigns
Quest University, Canada's first independent, secular university, has closed. In April, owing to financial trouble, Quest held what may well be its last commencement ceremony. From 40 countries around the world, students came to Quest for its unique, undergraduate degree in both arts and sciences at a state-of-the-art campus in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2023 at Rethink Campaigns
On February 20, 2023, Quest University announced that it is suspending all academic operations due to financial troubles. In my view, this suspension is tantamount to closure. Since this announcement, I have written eight letters to Blake Bromley and his colleagues, starting with a letter to Ms. Anne Lawlor, the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2023 at Rethink Campaigns
Key Information: Tax returns, financial statements & applications for registration Tax-receipted Donations $425 million Gifts to CHIMP $145 million Interest on Loans $28 million CHIMP Foundation payments to Chimp Tech $68 million Pages of tax returns showing that Blake Bromley was a director of Quest (2003-2011) CRA Data Entry Errors... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2023 at Rethink Campaigns
NOTE: 17 charities have been revoked and an 18th, Fortius Foundation, is in process of revocation. Fortius is appealing CRA's decision to revoke. For audit reports and responses to CRA, click on the links below: Loyalty Foundation (Greg Kerfoot)- Revoked as of July 9, 2022 Audit Letter, May 13, 2021... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2022 at Rethink Campaigns
Here are the documents pertaining to the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal on October 19, 2022, with regards to the request from Fortius Foundation for an injunction against the Minister of National Revenue (Canada Revenue Agency), to stop the CRA from publishing the notice of revocation of Fortius'... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2022 at Rethink Campaigns
Scott Cousens The single largest charitable donation in the history of British Columbia is $74.4 million. In 2018, this huge gift was made between two charities, both based in Vancouver. The donor was Charitable Impact Foundation ("CHIMP") and the recipient was Fortius Foundation which built Fortius Sport & Health Centre... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2022 at Rethink Campaigns
On Monday, November 3, 2022, Christopher Richardson is to be sworn in as a trustee of Vancouver School Board. Here's the problem: Allowing Richardson to take office would ignore that he solemnly swore that he was “not disqualified” for office when in fact, he was disqualified, and he must have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2022 at Rethink Campaigns
Charitable Impact Foundation ("CHIMP") CHIMP hits $1 billion in donations: Let's take a closer look Deloitte Unable to Vouch for $193 Million Request for CRA Investigation of CHIMP 16 Bromley Charities Shut Down by CRA The Liberal Party, Josh Vander Vies & CHIMP Headwaters Foundation: REVOKED by CRA Sept. 10,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2022 at Rethink Campaigns
Headwaters Foundation was a registered charity with designation as a public foundation. According to its application for registration, its founding directors were Christopher Richardson, Leslie Brandlmayr and Darian Kovacs. All three were employees/consultants to Blake Bromley. Most of the Bromley charities have no outside directors and therefore, no independent oversight.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2022 at Rethink Campaigns
One of the entities set up by Blake Bromley is the Canadian Football Federation ("CFF") , an amateur athletic association which operated from 2005 to 2010. According to its application for registration, the CFF intended to promote amateur soccer in Canada on a nationwide basis for all ages and levels,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2022 at Rethink Campaigns
Christopher Richardson was re-elected to be a trustee of the Vancouver School Board on October 15, 2022. In 2015, Richardson was chair of the Vancouver School Board before resigning abruptly, citing "deeply personal reasons." According to his LinkedIn profile, he aspires to become chairperson again. "Next time, hopefully," he said... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2022 at Rethink Campaigns
For the list of 42 Bromley Charities where Christopher Richardson is/was a director, click here. As of 2021, Christopher Richardson was a director of three of the Bromley Charities: Headwaters Foundation Benefic Foundation Mighty Oaks Foundation Here's the six charities of which Christopher Richardson has been a director, that have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2022 at Rethink Campaigns
For making loans to private companies, not giving enough money to legitimate charities, and other reasons, CRA has revoked the charitable status of Loyalty Foundation whose sole director is well-known as a co-owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team, Greg Kerfoot. The companies to which Kerfoot's charity made loans are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2022 at Rethink Campaigns
Under the Protection of Public Participation Act, I have applied for the dismissal of a claim brought against me, Vivian Krause (who writes this blog), as of May 24, 2022. This claim was brought by Scott Cousens, a Vancouver business person. Mr. Cousens says that he gave $23 million towards... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2022 at Rethink Campaigns
Charitable Impact Foundation, a Vancouver based charity known as "CHIMP," recently announced, on April 26, 2022, that it has received more than $1 billion in donations since it began a decade ago. Two weeks later, by May 11, CHIMP's running total was up by another $100 million to $1.1 billion.... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2022 at Rethink Campaigns
For the letter to Elections Canada, click here. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2022 at Rethink Campaigns
Integrity is on the minds of many voters as we head to the polls for Canada’s 44th election. This is partly because three times, the Ethics Commissioner has found that Justin Trudeau broke the rules, and because the early media coverage of Jody Wilson-Raybould’s new book, released this week, has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
Two of the major projects of The Bromley Charities are Quest University Canada (“Quest”) in Squamish, B.C., and Fortius Sport & Health Centre (“The Sports Centre”) in Burnaby, B.C. CHIMP was heavily involved in both. For example, in 2018 CHIMP gave a gift of $74.7 million to Fortius Foundation which... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
On May 28, 2021, Canadian Press published a story under the headline, "'No evidence:' Researcher Behind 'Anti-Alberta' Inquiry Backs Off Assertion. The headline of that story was entirely untrue and the body of the article contained serious inaccuracies. Canadian Press has apologized without reservation. For the letter of apology, click... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
If you've been reading this blog, you'll know that I've been concerned for several years now about the monkey business at the CHIMP Foundation. Turns out, I'm not the only one. In CHIMP's financial statements for 2020, Deloitte issued a Basis for Qualified Opinion. Deloitte was "unable to obtain sufficient... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
Applications for Registration Charities registered by Blake Bromley & others: 4 What Matters Foundation Abundance Institute (Christopher Richardson) Almoner Foundation (Christopher Richardson) Arcadia Foundation (Leslie Brandlmayr) Association for the Advancement of Scholarship Canadian Football Federation (Greg Kerfoot) C&R Foundation (Greg Kerfoot) Glen Lamond Foundation Global Charity Fund Harmony Foundation (Christopher... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
2010 - December 7 - House of Commons, Natural Resources Committee 2012 - February 9 House of Commons, Natural Resources Committee 2012 - June 12 - Senate Committee on National Finance 2016 - November 1, Senate Committee on National Finance 2018 - October 16, House of Commons Access to Information,... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
Updated April 23, 2023 For many charities, it's hard to raise money but not for Charitable Impact Foundation, a Vancouver charity known as CHIMP. Last year, towards the end of April, CHIMP reported that it had hit a big milestone: ONE BILLION dollars in donations. Within two weeks of that,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
First e-mail to Blake Bromley & replies from him & CHIMP (April-May2018) e-mail to Blake Bromley & John Bromley RE 2,000 Gifts for $19 or Less (Sept2018) Letter to Blake Bromley RE Monkey Business DRAFT (Oct-Nov2018) e-mail to Blake Bromley RE Chimp 2018 Tax Return (21May2019) Letter to Blake Bromley... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns