PRIORITIES: Trudeau’s Foreign Billions Ignores Nunavut’s Food Insecurity

Under Justin Trudeau, the interests of Canadians are increasingly put behind the interests of foreign countries.

Despite serious problems and struggles being faced by Canadians across our country, every year more of our taxpayer money is taken from us and given away outside our borders.

As I’ve said before, taxpayer money must be spent within our country. The Canadian government exists to serve the Canadian people, not other countries.

Unfortunately, Justin Trudeau thinks otherwise.

By giving more and more of our money away to foreign countries, the Trudeau government is sending a message that fixable problems within Canada are less important to them than the attention they can get for giving out billions in foreign aid.

A clear example of that can be seen in the horrible food insecurity faced by Canadians living in Nunavut.

According to a report by the Conference Board of Canada, when it comes to food insecurity, Nunavut “is, by far, the most affected region, and needs remedial action.” As a result of this food insecurity, many residents can’t afford or access healthy food.

At least 25% of Nunavut residents fall into the food insecurity category. This has dramatically increased the amount of disease in the territory, and contributes to lower life-expectancy.

In one of the most egregious examples, a head of cabbage in Nunavut can cost $28, a case of ginger ale cost $82, and a week of groceries for one family cost $500.

With such problems in Canada, how can we afford to give billions overseas?

According to reports, Canada now gives over $10 billion in foreign aid, including $2.65 billion to “help other countries deal with climate change.”

Think about this for a moment:

We have people in our own country who can’t afford quality food, and are dying earlier because of that. And yet, our government is giving billions to other nations.

That is deeply immoral.

We must take care of our own first

It is unacceptable for our government to be ignoring those in our country who need help. We must take care of our own first.

Justin Trudeau enjoys chasing headlines in the foreign press. Giving foreign aid gets much more attention than fixing problems within Canada. But if Trudeau wanted to serve foreign interests, he should have just gotten a job at the UN instead of seeking to govern Canada.

Canadian citizens in Nunavut should be a priority before foreign countries, and our national interest should always come first.

Spencer Fernando

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I agree completely. In my view any foreign aid should come directly from the pockets of individuals who want to donate. It should not be a governmental issue. Who in their right mind sends billions of dollars for “climate change” to other countries who will use it for military, ammunition, terrorist activities, lining elite pockets???? Irresponsible. I expect government to use Canadian tax payer money for Canadians.

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BILL SIMONE

CHERYL IS RIGHT AND TO GO A STEP FARTHER I ACCUSE PM TRUDEAU OF FRAUD AND THEFT OF THE PEOPLES MONIES COLLECTED BY THE TRUDEAU LED GOVERNMENT EAR MARKED FOR THE USE OFCANADIANS BY CANADIANS FOR CANADIANS..TRUDEAU BEALS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES AND cORPORATIONS..oNE AND TWO, THERE IS NO THREE SUCH AS THE PEOPLE..THEY HAVE BEEN LIED TO IN MOST ALL ELECTION PROMISES, ESPECIALLY ELECTORAL GOVERNMENT,{REFORM] AND NOT HIS POSITION TO TELL ANYONE HE HS CHANGED HIS MIND OR TOOK A SURVEY, AND BY WHAT RIGHT DOES HE DO THIS ..iF HE IS RUNNING A CORPORATION, AND ONLY HIS BOARD OF… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

Trudeau is totally on a self-trip enjoying the attention of other countries. I have been thinking about Nunavut and I wonder if they have built some green houses, like large warehouses where they can grow food like potatoes and other veggies. I wonder if they exist.I went many years ago with my husband who is an environmentalist and at the time there was nothing much in Nunavut, Iqualiut. Apparently it has developed quite a lot in the last 20 years. Here is an article: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/it-s-about-time-the-plan-to-grow-fresh-produce-in-nunavut-1.2415246

Len
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Len

What a surprise … the drama coach turns out to have no sniff of how to run a country … who would have thought that could happen … ???

Patricia Marshall
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Patricia Marshall

Yep…who knew, eh??? Well, everyone who didn’t vote for him…that’s who!!!! 😉

Patricia Marshall
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Patricia Marshall

Personally, I think JT is angling to work at the UN after he loses his job as Prime Minister. Places like Nunavut deserve more , as Canadians, than they are being given. It is shameful that other countries benefit while Nunavut starves , or is on borderline starvation.

Patricia Marshall
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Patricia Marshall

Christine, it is funny (not ha ha, but interestingly funny) that you should say this. While I wrote my original post that very thought was in my head. I am sure with the right backing, and knowledgeable assistance and teachers this could be accomplished.

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Camga

I live in Nunavut. I don’t know what it is like in other places but here in the capital (Iqaluit) healthy food prices are not much higher then Vancouver. There is the odd crazy example like was shown above. But mostly if you are smart about how you shop it’s doable. What breaks the bank is the housing. Everyone focusses so much on the food and no one says “wtf, why does it cost $1500 to rent a room in someone else’s house? There is homelessness here too…… What a place to be homeless!!! Yikes. However there is also money….… Read more »