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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.
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Christopher Richardson is running for public office to become a trustee of the Vancouver School Board. The election is October 15, 2022. Vancouver School board manages land and buildings with a total asset value of $1.2 billion. Last year, total revenue was $650 million. In 2015, Richardson was chair of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday 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 five charities of which Christopher Richardson has been a director that have... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rethink Campaigns
For making interest-free 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 in Vancouver as a co-owner of the Whitecaps soccer team, Greg Kerfoot. The companies to which Kerfoot's charity made... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rethink Campaigns
These letters of revocation and related correspondence were obtained from CRA, upon request. CRA Letters of Revocation of Headwaters Foundation: CRA Revocation of Headwaters Foundation, January 8, 2020 CRA Revocation of Headwaters Foundation, March 2, 2021 CRA Revocation of Headwaters Foundation, July 21, 2022 Response from Headwaters: Headwaters Foundation response... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 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
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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
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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
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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 Glen Lamond Foundation Global Charity Fund Harmony Foundation (Christopher Richardson) HSEF Rennaisance Academy Imladris Foundation (Leslie Brandlmayr) Independent... 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
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Updated May 16, 2022 For many Canadian charities, it's hard to raise money but not for Charitable Impact Foundation, a Vancouver charity known as CHIMP. Towards the end of April, CHIMP reported that it had hit a big milestone: one billion dollars in donations. Within two weeks of that, CHIMP... 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
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January 29, 2021 Dear Mayor Hurley & Council, As we know, just before Christmas, The City of Burnaby announced plans to buy Fortius Sport & Health Centre for $26.6 million. The sale is scheduled to close very soon, on Monday, February 1, 2021. As I said in my initial letter,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
Here are pages of financial statements and mortgage documents showing loans to Fortius Foundation for a combined total of more than $130 million. An important point to note is that these loans were not concurrent. Later loans were used to pay off earlier loans. These files were updated as of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
These files were provided by the Canada Revenue Agency on November 25, 2020. The financial statements and tax return for Fortius Foundation was provided March 25, 2021. New Dimensions Foundation (2007-2013): New Dimensions Foundation Tax Returns New Dimensions Financial Statements New Dimensions 2007, New Dimensions 2008, New Dimensions 2009, New... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
Letters to Mayor Mike Hurley and the Council of the City of Burnaby: January 15, 2021 (30 pages) Fortius Sport & Health Centre: Examples of Sham Donations & Gifts January 22, 2021 (20 pages) January 29, 2021 (2 pages) To download all three letters in one file, click here. To... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
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Located in Squamish, B.C., Quest University Canada (“Quest”) is one of the few private, secular universities in Canada. Since opening in 2007, Quest has welcomed about 500 students annually from 40 countries around the world. For a pricey $35,000 per year, Quest offers an under-graduate education in Liberal Arts. In... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
Association for the Advancement of Scholarship Almoner Foundation C&R Foundation Canadian Education Forum Charitable Impact Foundation ("CHIMP") Delicate Balance Eden Glen Foundation Foundation For Public Good HSEF Renaissance Academy Howe Sound Samaritans Global Charity Fund Loyalty Foundation Prescient Foundation Quest University Canada Foundation QUC Residents Housing Foundation Sea to Sky... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
A total of $425 million in tax-receipted donations. That's what was reported by ten of The Bromley Charities that were most closely involved in funding the start-up of Quest University. That figure includes only $30.5 million of the $79 million reported by Theanon Foundation and none of the of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
For four years, I have been following the financial activity of a group of registered charities run by Blake Bromley. On the basis of my extensive research, it appears to me that these charities are part of a massive tax fraud scam whereby tax-receipted donations have been reported for hundreds... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
Here's are the supporting documents referred to in my appeal to Blake Bromley to discontinue foreclosure against Quest University: $34 million Parcel A & Lot 12 $15 million Assignment of proceeds from sale of property (2008) $11.4 million Theanon Land Sales $9.4 million Theanon Foundation land sales (2012) $10.5 million... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
1. Almoner Foundation Almoner Foundation Financial Statements (2005-2019) Almoner Foundation Balance Sheets (2005-2019) Quest Student Residences $21 Million ASSET (2011) Almoner Foundation Receipts & Disbursements (2005-2019) Economic Dependence on QUEST University Quest Lease Revenue $10 MILLION (2011-2018) Almoner Foundation Gains & Losses on Exchange (2007-2012) Almoner Foundation Tax Returns (2005-2014)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns