There is no excuse for giving away $6 billion in taxpayer money to foreign countries when so many Canadians are suffering
Justin Trudeau is under fire from indigenous leaders for recent comments he made about mercury contamination at Grassy Narrows First Nation.
Rather than take responsibility, Trudeau call the contamination, “very much” an Ontario issue.
Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister said Trudeau was “passing the buck,” by putting it on the province. Fobister also said Trudeau would be “letting down” Grassy Narrows residents if he didn’t take action.
Mercury contamination is a serious problem, and Grassy Narrows has been dealing with it for almost 50 years.
Think about that for a moment. A Canadian community has been contaminated with mercury for half a century, and nothing has been done about it.
And yet, the Trudeau government gives away $6 billion dollars in foreign aid every year. That’s our money, earned through our taxes, sent outside of our country by the government.
How is it possible for the government to somehow have billions to give away to other nations, but not be able to help a mercury-contaminated community?
Instead of trying to fix all the world’s problems, Canada’s government needs to focus on our own people. The government’s duty is to serve our citizens, not other nations.
Trudeau always seems so excited to get attention for addressing global issues, but when he faces a Canadian issue like the contamination at Grassy Narrows, he acts like it’s not his problem.
That is unacceptable.
Canada deserves a government that puts our own country first.
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