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OTTAWA, Jan 14 (LifeSiteNews) – The controversial survey of gays and lesbians to be conducted by Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE) was funded with over $200,000 despite its assessment as worthless by Health Canada’s research branch. The National Post has obtained internal government documents that indicate that the EGALE study was rated a “zero” and refused consideration for funding “until serious ethical and other concerns” had been addressed.

The documents cite concerns over failure to ensure “participant confidentiality and anonymity”. They also objected to disproportionately large payments for consultants.  Nevertheless, the Justice Department and the so-called “Status of Women” department deemed the project worthy to receive almost a quarter of a million taxpayer dollars. Commentators are expressing concern that Status of Women may also be wasting large sums of tax dollars funding other similar worthless programs.

See the National Post. 

For the LifeSite coverage of the EGALE study as it happened see here, here, here and here.

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