Liberals Defend $50M In Aid To Poorest Countries Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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Karina Gould says the funding is in Canada's long-term security interest.

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3/25/2020

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Karina Gould says the funding is in Canada's long-term security interest.

Canada Needs Europe-Style Wage Subsidies: Business, Unions “It’s a bit of an enlightened self-interest,” Gould added. “We absolutely need to be thinking about the world’s poorest and most vulnerable because if we’re not thinking about them, we’re also putting ourselves at risk.” The government has earmarked $8 million of the $50 million spending package to groups such as the World Health Organization, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help them fight the pandemic. Gould said she is speaking with numerous UN agencies and other international organizations to target where the rest of the money should be spent. There is no shortage of options, including from the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh where 700,000 Rohingya exiles from Myanmar are crammed into squalid conditions and where preventative hand-washing and social distancing are next to impossible. There are also overcrowded refugee camps on Greek islands and in the Democratic Republic of Congo, not to mention armed conflicts in Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. One key message Gould is hearing is that there can be no backsliding in current aid spending. Otherwise, the world could face outbreaks of diseases that have already been contained such as polio, tuberculosis and malaria. She also doesn’t want to see money diverted away from helping improve the sexual and reproductive health of girls and women. The world is connected ... Whatever happens over there, far away, is something that can very easily come to our doorstep. International Development Minister Karina Gould Gould noted that while the Ebola outbreak of six years ago killed 3,000 people in Congo, another 6,000 children died from a measles outbreak that couldn’t be contained at the same time. Gould said she’s stressing the need for “a fierce commitment” to preserving development and humanitarian programs in all her international conversations. “If we were to take a step back from those, the collateral damage and the generation of children that could be left behind because of this is even greater than the risk that we face with COVID.” Gould said she’s worried about how isolation and quarantine measures can lead to an increase in domestic and gender-based violence. Rema Jamous Imseis, the UN refugee agency’s Canadian representative, said Gould spoke with her organization’s High Commissioner Filippo Grandi Tuesday about doing more for the Rohingya in Bangladesh, and the need to scale up responses to sexual and gender-based violence. “Canada has already done quite a bit and we hope to see more coming from them when the appeal is launched,” she said in an interview. “We know that no matter what measures you take here, nationally, to prevent the spread of the virus, as long as you have situations around the world with weak health systems and an inability to cope with the demands that are placed on them with this pandemic, the virus knows no boundaries.” HuffPost Canada Read more: HuffPost Canada

Amazing! Of course, all right wing, selfish pricks will care that it isn't going to Big Oil and NDPs will want it in the hands of the Unions... well done Canada. So proud this was included in the bill. 🇨🇦 Oh Canada 🇨🇦 AllForOne InItTogether TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN PEOPLE. Trudope already gave away 16 tonnes of medical supplies to China Who voted for this idiot?

pay off non allies to avoid attack as we are so weak on the worlds stage... IMO.... As long as there is enough money and no shortages for us! Just how? Canada Liberals Agree completely. Should always help those who are in a worse situation anywhere in the world. Foreign aid: 'a system whereby the poor people of a rich country give money to the rich people of a poor country.'

althiaraj How would that $50M helped OUR homeless? althiaraj Caribbean nations do not have the medical teams or supplies and few hospitals yes if we can we will help. helping others helps us.

Canada to help world's poor cope with COVID-19, amid UN appeal: aid ministerInternational Development Minister Karina Gould says Canada will spend millions to help the world's most desperate people fight COVID-19 because it is in the country's long-term security interest as well as being the right thing to do. Why? Why are we sending money anywhere but Canadians? We're already pulling almost $100 billion out of thin air, why are we printing more money to send to the third world? Why? Canada has done its part already. We need a 'Canada First' policy. Canada is about to BECOME the World's poor with this.

althiaraj Excellent! This is criminal negligence. They should be put in jail. All foreign aid should be suspended indefinitely until this crisis is over and Canadians are no longer suffering health or economic effects. Canada & Canadians first should not be a radical idea for our politicians I think people are scared. Take care of your back yard first, then worry about others. Just like when getting the instruction on an airplane...’put your mask on first, then help your passenger’.

Fuck no. JustinTrudeau liberal_party Canada ... Of course they defend it. Globalism is a priority over Canada. The LPC is essentially a UN lap dog. TrudeauMustGo When I say that Trudeau just cares about his ego and UN! Yes let’s help others while your own get 55% and fall further into debt! Useless!!!!!

If u want to do it Mr Power Grab, why don't u put in ur budget and come up with a balanced budget. Don't forget to put billions into an emergency fund for Canada which u seem to have neglected How about take care of Canadians first? Let the rich nation’s like Saudi and the gulf states deal with the rest of the world.

Ontario to spend over $100M on social services amid COVID-19 crisisMunicipalities in Ontario fighting to contain the spread of COVID-19 will be getting a major cash infusion from the province to spend on social services, CTV News Toronto has learned. ColinDMello Lets hope that includes a cost of living increase OW/ODSP, who haven't had one in 2 years. Because so many still work while on it but can't work now because they're immunocompromised & can't collect the federal relief that is providing more than twice the amount disabled ppl get ColinDMello Thank you to both our Federal and Provincial governments for stepping up to the plate and get priorities straight.....so many out of work ,... need to get food to stay healthy, buy rent, mortgages etc....lots of unneeded stress..not good for immune system or mental health....🙏🇨🇦

$50 million for international despots and warlords. That’s the same amount Trudeau is giving Canadians for personal protective equipment. I’m still not sure what I’ll be spending my $1.35 on. Maybe a box of Kleenex. Thanks Justin. onpoli cdnpoli

Don't take your kids to a playground during COVID-19 pandemic, urges doctorA Canadian doctor is urging parents not to take any risks and avoid all playgrounds amid the COVID-19 crisis to keep children safe. Now parents will be tested for their patience during work from home Our park has play ground equipment taped of with yellow tape.only yesterday kids were playing there. A lot of ‘warnings coming out like this should already be common sense to most parents / people!

Coronavirus: Have one of these credit cards? Your rate increase is on holdA number of financial institutions are re-thinking planned interest and fees hikes on popular personal credit cards amid the COVID-19 crisis. personal debt should be bailed out with our own tax payer dollars not corporations or any foreign purpose whatsoever. So basically they're gona raise the interest like crazy once this is all over..we're all screwed Legal loan sharking on a global scale.

Feds secure limited flights to retrieve Canadians stuck abroadThe federal government has secured authorization to send flights into countries including Peru and Morocco to retrieve stranded Canadians amid the global spread of COVID-19. Quarantine them in hotels when they return. JustinTrudeau Failure They traveled there on their own. How is it our job to bring everyone home?

PM Trudeau to speak in advance of emergency House sitting to pass COVID-19 aidPrime Minister Justin Trudeau will be speaking to the latest federal response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic, in advance of a historic emergency recall of the House of Commons to pass urgent financial aid. At least you guys will work together unlike the democrats in USA! Unqualified joker He’s going to try and swerve everyone so he can get full power and control to print money and tax everyone into dependency. ottnews canada covid19



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