Alberta Floods 2013: Putting Fresh Perspective on Foreign Aid
June 22, 2013 Leave a comment
The Premier Redford and Prime Minister Harper have pledged “full support” to victims of the devastating Alberta floods.
What they do not mention is that both Alberta and Ottawa are broke. There is no special fund for disaster relief. They can only provide help by taking more of other people’s money — either through taxation or borrowing. They will probably borrow money from countries like China.
At a time like this, giving money to corrupt foreign governments seems even worse than it does normally.
Last year, Canada gave almost $6 billion away in foreign aid (MS Excel). That might seem small, but it is a very significant amount of money for Canada’s small population. That money would definitely be useful to help Canadians during times of disaster.
The biggest recipient of our foreign aid was Ethiopia — an American puppet state that takes money from the West to fight brutal wars against the Somalis. Another big recipient of Canadian aid is Afghanistan — where we help NATO inflict man-made disasters with missiles, then we pay up to rebuild what we destroyed.
Southern Alberta is underwater, thousands are homeless, and our governments have no money. But aren’t you glad the Canadian governments gives millions to evil regimes in Jordan, Burma, and North Korea?