The Canadian government’s massive annual donations in foreign aid to Third World countries is one of the most overlooked issues of the past forty years.
From a 2020 perspective, the situation is verging on an absurdity. While Canada is bogged down with the ubiquity of the Covid pandemic debacle, billions of Canadian dollars are flowing from a mandate endorsed by PM Justin Trudeau and Global Affairs Canada.
Here’s a prime example:
From a Canadian Taxpayer Federation report: “The best example of the failures of foreign aid spending is Haiti. With a population of eight million, it has received $1 billion in Canadian government funding since 2006. This cycle of dependency on foreign aid goes back decades. Yet the country remains the poorest in the Americas and one of the worst governed places on earth.”
“A lot of government money – $5.7 billion worth – gets spent on foreign aid every year. Otherwise, Canada will continue to follow into the old trap, where foreign aid transfers money from poor people in rich countries, to rich people in poor countries.”
How “Justin Trudeau” this is. Yet, to be reasonable, this international program of financial failure began well before PM Trudeau came along to play Robin Hood for nations such as Afghanistan, Sudan, Syria and Somalia. Historically speaking, the situation reaches back to Canada’s affiliation with the United Nations decades ago.
The massive“foreign aid industry” of government bureaucrats, NGO workers and local officials who have made careers out of aid funding will certainly say this funding is effective. But there has been a growing consensus in recent years that while foreign aid is well intentioned, it has had little to no impact on the countries it seeks to help.
Interestingly, a massive study of 6000 individuals receiving direct foreign aid in developing countries found that while they appreciate the assistance, the aid has made “no impact improving their lives.”
How fascinating. Why would this infrastructure remain in place if the billions are entirely ineffective? Is this not the odd-ball situation of the century? Enter Canadian media, stage right. Their role is to cover-up this injustice on behalf of government. They do one heck of a good job. Establishment media articles on this scenario simply do not appear in media–that’s a rule.
Here is one: “Billions of dollars in Western foreign aid to Afghanistan, including from Canada, has been lost to widespread waste, lax oversight and endemic corruption, a U.S. watchdog agency says.”
“There is a lot of corruption, [but] most of what we have identified are just head-smacking stupid programs and really poorly managed and no accountability. Nobody is really held accountable for wasting the money,” Special Inspector-General John Sopko said in an interview.”
Unlike the United States, Canada does not independently audit the money it puts into Western trust funds for international aid. But Inspector John Sopko said he is certain the problems he identified for U.S. taxpayers are the same for Canadian taxpayers.
Talk about a trusting government. Please do tell, fellow patriots–if you were prime minister, would you choose a “hand-shake,” no-questions-asked policy regarding the effectiveness of billions of dollars handed to dozens of Middle Eastern and African nations.
“Here at the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, our supporters often seek clarification from us on the truth regarding claims of outrageous government spending. One email that gets passed into our inbox at least once a month is entitled “$15 billion given to foreign countries?”
“The report admonishes the Canadian government for sending billions in foreign aid to countries, while ignoring seniors, veterans and the homeless. Does Canada really ship billions overseas in foreign aid? Yes, we do.”
Yes–billions which are ineffective, and more than likely rarely make it to their intended destination. Remember that ground-breaking CBC documentary which exposed these realities to 37.5 million Canadians? Neither does CAP–because this wouldn’t occur in a million light years by way of government media-puppets.
“Our findings are that basically the World Bank did not know how the money was being spent and …even the Afghans were saying some of the programs were really stupid, but there was no way to stop them,” Mr. Sopko stated.
Stop The Press: “No way to stop them?”
Why not? CAP has no idea. Regardless, it is more than apparent this massive waste of money remains in place despite being shot-through with mismanagement and massive corruption.
How “liberal-globalist” is this? Only 100%. Sound to you as if the agenda is written in stone, and immutable? It does for CAP— a sure-fire sign of Trudeau string-pulling globalist destroyers in action.
Just think what these billions would do for Canada if re-directed toward domestic spending within our borders. Fair to say that the billions could economically “revolutionize” Canada– especially within the context of the Covid debacle?
Degree to which an economic transformation in this regard will occur by way of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? ZERO– it will never happen.
Pourquoi? Because as “experts” on the Great Reset agenda of 2020 are beginning to articulate, Justin Trudeau is the United Nations representative for the re-distribution of global wealth to establish equitability for all “people-kind.”
Extent to which Trudeau was elected by Canadians for this purpose? Nothing. Degree to which Trudeau ran for office based upon this mandate? Zero. Extent to which 38 Million Canadians approved or voted for post-modern redistribution of Canadian wealth to 3rd World countries?
You got it–nothing at all. And here media still have the nerve to refer to Canada as a “democratic” society.
— Brad Salzberg, CAP Founder(est. 2016)