LESS FOR CANADA: Trudeau Sending Nearly $1 Billion To Syria

As if Canada’s massive foreign aid budget wasn’t already big enough, Justin Trudeau is taking more taxpayer money and giving it away outside our country.

As reported by CIJ News, Trudeau has announced $840 million in new foreign aid in Syria.

This is on top of $1.6 billion Trudeau has already pledged to Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.

The new aid is reportedly in response to the recent chemical weapons attack in the country.

But take a moment to think about that: Why should Canadian taxpayers be on the hook for nearly $1 billion more because of what happened in Syria? If we give money away every time there is a tragedy, there’s no shortage of tragedies happening every day in Canada that our government should be focused on.

As I recently wrote, it is immoral for our government to be taking taxpayer money and giving it away to other countries. Foreign aid should be a voluntary choice of individuals and organizations, not forced upon us by government.

Unfortunately, Trudeau sees things differently. His focus is not on serving Canadians, but on garnering international attention and praise. He knows he will get worldwide media coverage every time he gives away more taxpayers money to foreign causes, and he knows the elitist establishment media will just roll over instead of calling him out for giving away our hard-earned money.

Canada has serious problems at home, not to mention massive budget deficits and a rapidly growing debt. We can’t afford to keep giving money away around the world while so many of our people are struggling.

Canada needs leaders with the guts to challenge the status quo on foreign aid, and put the interests of the Canadian people first.

Spencer Fernando

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Jean Paul
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Jean Paul

Canada has a moral, financial responsiblities to help Syrian People recover from this Western war on Syria. As you are aware, Canada was part of the Flying Squadron sending bombs over presumed ISIS!, so Canadians have a responsibility to help!

Lola Larsen
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Lola Larsen

Jean Paul … Surely you jest!? CANADIANS had NO say whatsoever in sending ‘bombs’ to Syria & therefore CANADIANS have NO ‘responsibility’ to help ANY Country that thrives on WAR & bloodshed! Furthermore, don’t you think that CANADA ‘accepting’ the hundreds of thousands of ‘refugees’ (so they say) is enough display of HELPING ?? … even though, essentially we are putting OUR lives on their line which they are VERY WILLING to cross! They have PROVED that, for YEARS!!!

Jean Paul
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Jean Paul

Lola, thanks for your comments, not joking, here a few links indicating the direct or indirect participation of Canada in different wars, siphoned out by NATO, the US, Britain, Germany, France. Canada has been directly involved in Afghanistan, Lybia, Yugoslavia, Syria with NATO naturally, our Leaders decided that. Harper promotes war in Syria http://www.globalresearch.ca/stephen-harper-promotes-war-in-syria-as-a-solution-to-the-refugee-crisis-canadian-government-is-to-blame-for-the-death-of-aylan-kudri/5473873 Canada goes to war http://www.globalresearch.ca/canada-goes-to-war-trudeau-postures-for-the-un/5551532 US-NATO ground war in Syria – Canada is part of NATO http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-war-on-syria-prelude-to-a-world-war-iii-scenario-professor-michel-chossudovsky/5348833 Canada’s Devolution: From Peace Seeker to War Crimes http://www.globalresearch.ca/canadas-devolution-from-peace-seeker-to-war-crimes/5452759 The War on Libya: Canada’s Parliament Endorses Military Escalation http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-war-on-libya-canada-s-parliament-endorses-military-escalation/25301 You know that the CIA, Mossad, MI5 were behind the… Read more »

Mike Bromley
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Mike Bromley

Sorry, Jean Paul, but you can wave your virtue flag all you want. This latest giveaway is yet another irresponsible display of wastrelism. You can post as many links as you want, but you do not have the moral high ground here. Not only that, but links from the same source. How preposterous. And lazy. As a Taxpayer, you have just explained away roughly $25 from every single Canadian citizen for this latest exercise in pouring money into a flaming pit. Detestable.

Jean Paul
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Jean Paul

Probably right, I don’t have the moral high ground!, but don’t you think that a Nation who engaged money, manpower, aircrafts to destabilized another Nation (killing families, children) on the premisses that Syria leaders should be replaced, that that Nation should hold some responsibilities (moneywise or otherwise) on the destruction of the other country? Canada has a responsibilities, as well as all the other Nations who are destroying Syria. I believe in the value of life (this should be the moral High Ground), who has the right to decide which leaders should be eliminated in another country? No one, even… Read more »

Cris
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Cris

I agree with you on one point! To help, but not bringing chaos to our country. Our culture is different and are morals beliefs! How do we know if this money is going to help? The Syrian president is a dictator, and we know how, Trudeau loves dictators. Why don’t you do some research onTrudeau brother he is involved with lrag! This money could be going to help ISIS!

Mark Wysierski
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You have little actual world experience. Probably a teacher. You also do not understand how much money this is. A is a phenomenal amount in even Canadian dollars. In those countries you’re talking about one dollar a day is good money. The economy is not the same and one dollar goes a long way over there. This is a stupid amount and most will go to corruption or criminal organisations. Live in these areas and you’d have no argument with anything ounce written. Since you haven’t your opinion has little value.

bob fry
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bob fry

Not to the tune of $ 840 million dollars of Canadian taxpayer money or the borrowed money that our grand children will still be paying off when their in their 50’s, This is total Madness what Trudeau is doing to destroying our country, by financially backing Muslim countries. I hope all the Liberal voters are happy now?

Andrew
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Andrew

They ARE happy, and they’ll be even more happy to rub our face in it. Why should they care if they get taxed more to help another country? They’re just going to fight for a $15/hour minimum wage. They spend more, so why not “earn” more? Then of course, the cost of goods and everything else will increase, cheapening the efforts of everyone who actually received a useful education and who is currently making above minimum wage…ultimately putting everyone into poverty and turning us into Venezuela. But I digress. Hopefully I haven’t invaded any safe spaces from the snowflakes on… Read more »

tiloupoux
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Canada has a moral obligation to take care of Canadians FIRST. The Syrian’s filthy rich co-religionists in Saudi Arabia ,Qatar, UAE have not taken any refugees ,but they are willing to spend whatever it takes to build indoctrination centers AKA Mosques in “kaffir ” countries , hence following what is mandated in their constitution the QUR’AN to convert or slay the “infidels ” wherever you find them.

Jean Paul
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Jean Paul

Yes Tiloupoux, Canada first, Trump preachs that. You’ve got a good point in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE not taking refugees, Israel is another one not taking refugees. I think that Leaders of our Modern Western World have lost some bearing in dealing with these Muslims Nations.

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ninetyninepct

Israel is taking thousands of refugees. Jewish refugees that are being slaughtered wherever Muslims follow the commands of the Koran. Jews run for their lives, most ending up in Israel. Israel has no choice except to expand due to continuous attacks by Muslims. If Muslims would stop attacking the Jews Israel wouldn’t have to expand and palestine would stop pretending to be the victim.

Joanne Thauberger
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The war in Syria is a CIVIL WAR. This is a civil war, rebels against government isn’t it? If siding with one side against its adversary isn’t interferance in their politics then the door is wide open for interference at any level. How did the war begin? Long before the conflict began, many Syrians complained about high unemployment, widespread corruption, a lack of political freedom and state repression under President Bashar al-Assad, who succeeded his father, Hafez, in 2000. (Hmmm…. this sounds kind of familiar.) In March 2011, pro-democracy demonstrations inspired by the Arab Spring erupted in the southern city… Read more »

Shelley
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Shelley

Well said Joanne, they have had enough help coming into this country and getting everything for free and still NOT being grateful. Our PM is a piece of

Maximus Hours
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Could it be that Trudeau is trying to buy himself a Nobel Peace Prize with our tax money, I think he’s going a little overboard with the handouts .

Opinyn (@MyOpinyn)
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Canada has nothing to do with Syria. Indeed I would say we took in too many Syrian refuges who will be a burden for generations on Canadian taxpayers. We did not start any war in Syria. Sunnis killing Shias and vice versa has been going on for 1400 years. What is “presumed ISIS”? They are not presumed, they are a vile thug group getting their rationale directly from the quran and hadiths. They need to be killed and killed fast. I would suggest we pack off all these worthless refugees we carted here, once the war ends, with a Tim… Read more »

karen
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karen

HELP – HELP – HELP Sign the petition against shariah law in CANADA.This is a Parliament of Canada petition to amend the Constitution Act of 1982 under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, stating that Sharia Law or separate Sharia family courts will never have a place in the Canadian Justice System. https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-909 Please forward it to others, share and post anywhere you can. AND Motion 103 new group:New organization, Canadian Citizens for Charter Rights and Freedoms, goes national in its efforts to hold the M-103 “Study Committee” to account. Their web site is here, consider joining: http://www.canadiancitizens.org Please… Read more »

Dogandcat
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No we don’t. We already pay 51% income tax, 10 Billion which goes to foreign aid everywhere which I don’t agree with. …….. Government’s first moral and financial responisibles is to it’s citizens. You know, the people who pay income tax. You know, the populous, deplorables. If you personally want to donate to a charity, that is your choice. No one is stopping you……give often and give big!!!!!!!!!!!!! but I have absolutely no say in what Trudeau decides to give away……………Using my tax money!!!!!! I’d rather that 10 Billion went into health care, education, roads, etc. Here! Not there!

Rich Campbell
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No you don’t pay 51% income taxes. Intentional disinformation isn’t helping. http://www.investopedia.com/financial-edge/0411/do-canadians-really-pay-more-taxes-than-americans.aspx

Joe blow
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Joe blow

Canada should take care of our own including first nation communities and out health care as well as roads etc

Roger Richardson
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Roger Richardson

It’s not like Canadians have any say in this. We didn’t want the bombing or war, that’s the government, or more accurately the Prime Minister.

eddie
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Canada has a moral responsibility to care for its own.

Erin Taylor
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Erin Taylor

Canada has absolutely no responsibility to help. No country is obligated to give such tremendous funds to another. Trudeau should be focused on helping Canadians who are living in poverty, homeless, people who are struggling financially and emotionally AND War Veterans who deserve every dollar (and should be getting more) for serving and protecting Canada. We could use this 840 mil for better helping Canadians because this money came off OUR paychecks. I’ll be damned if it goes to an over seas and not to our own citizens! We have a garbage Prime Minister…

Barb Carrington
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Barb Carrington

I am wondering why this so called Priminster cannot be stopped in giving all this money away, and how do we know it’s going for the good or are we backing the government that have done this unspeakable crime against humanity. It’s becoming harder and harder every day to listen to all the expenditures of this government with no re percussion . When will this madness end.

karen
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karen

HELP – HELP – HELP Sign the petition against shariah law in CANADA.This is a Parliament of Canada petition to amend the Constitution Act of 1982 under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, stating that Sharia Law or separate Sharia family courts will never have a place in the Canadian Justice System. https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-909 Please forward it to others, share and post anywhere you can. AND Motion 103 new group:New organization, Canadian Citizens for Charter Rights and Freedoms, goes national in its efforts to hold the M-103 “Study Committee” to account. Their web site is here, consider joining: http://www.canadiancitizens.org Please… Read more »

Dogandcat
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I think some comes back as Trudeau Foundation grants………….of course.

No
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No

So… How lucrative would it be to simply be a merc?. Carrying out false flags for billions.. No one would be interested in that career tho right?

Terry Gibson
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The paradox continues. Trudeau approves pipelines but, on the international scene, he signs the Paris Accord to fight climate change. For Trump’s approval, he supports the Syrian war and then gives $1B that could help our starving children to Syria for recovery. When do the people of Canada rate, PM Trudeau? You’re killing our First Nations children, the poor, elderly, and disabled every hour of every day. When do average Canadians matter?

meagherjane
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This is not an either or situation. If you seriously think that sending money to Syria will now stop our government from doing what is right for our Indigenous peoples and those living in poverty, give your head a shake. The issues that need to be dealt with at home should and could have been dealt with years ago. The amount of money that has been spent and wasted on studying homelessness and poverty is outrageous, and nothing changes. Trudeau could easily put an end to poverty in this country. He could if he chose to implement a guaranteed standard… Read more »

Dogandcat
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I disagree. I’d suggest $200 and a promise to send more if they go home and create their own civilizated world.

Gail Banner
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Gail Banner

Everyone complains and whines about Trudeau, but nobody does a thing to stop him from destroying Canada! In most countries for much less than what he has already done, thousands upon thousands would be in the streets protesting! Demanding this government be be kicked out and not stopping until the task at hand was complete!
Canadians wake up before there is nothing left of Canada! ❤

Rick Churchill
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Rick Churchill

Trudeau has always put his Global interests and his standing with the UN above the needs or wishes of the Canadian people.

moniquem684@hotmail.com
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moniquem684@hotmail.com

any idea how shallow you all sound!! Think a bit before posting, you uglisness si showing!! http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/01/13/canada-foreign-aid_n_14150162.html

Rich Campbell
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This is the kind of story the Russians have been promoting to weaken us all. If you buy into this, Putin wins.

Mark Wysierski
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Actually you’ve bought into something. The belief that Russians are evil and out to get us is something started to control people like you. You need to read 1984. That’s basically your world view. It’s not your fault. At least I personally don’t think it is. I bought into that fiction too. As a child of the 80s I wanted to bomb them. It’s just that then I traveled, meet people and learned. The Russians were taught the same thing about us. Really 1984 should be read and quoted more. It was prophetic. Russia is probably the nation with the… Read more »

Mee (@hyperdavee)
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Our PM hates Canadians. He does care the doctor crisis in BC for senior citizens. Does he care about the affordable rental crisis, where working people are living out of their cars. Does he care about the Canadian’s living in cardboard boxes all across this Country. Does he care about average families that can’t afford daycare. No no he cares about China’s infrastructure, and Syria”s problems. Trudeau time to take care of your own or get out.

Crol
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Crol

As stated by Mr. Trump……Trudeau wants him to make large donation to Syria to fix their airport so they can name the Airport after Trudeau. You puque.

Brenda
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Brenda

Spencer Fernando. While you’re making comments about how much Foreign Aide goes to other Countries and making it look like so much, why don’t you provide a breakdown of how those billions of dollars are doled out and how much money an individual person gets in Aide. We also send the ‘least’ amount of Foreign aide than any other Country.

Mark Wysiekierski
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Mark Wysiekierski

You truly don’t understand how much one billion dollars is. That’s one thousand million. A billion SECONDS is 30 YEARS! Taking into account the fact that the dollar is worth much more in these countries is like moving the decimal point. A normal salary in Syria is about 75 dollars per MONTH. Milk is about 50 cents a litre. A loaf of bread about 30 cents. There are far better things to spend our money on. I don’t care if we spend less than someone else. I don’t see this as a competition. Also, if the government stopped taking so… Read more »