Massive budget bill C-63 gives the Trudeau government the authority to give hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars to the China-led Asian Infrastructure Bank (AIIB).
It has been revealed that Bill C-63 enacting measures from the March budget, will give the finance minister authority to transfer $480 million in taxpayer dollars from Canada to the Asian Infrastructure Bank run by China.
The government had already said they would give $256 million in taxpayer dollars over five years, and now they are laying the ground work to take even more from us.
Worst of all, not only is the bank not focused on funding infrastructure in Canada,“The bank is viewed as China’s counterweight to the U.S.-led World Bank and Japan’s Asian Development Bank. It is also part of China’s One Belt One Road policy of expanding its international influence through infrastructure.”
So, instead of deepening our ties with allied democratic nations, the Trudeau government is giving our taxpayer dollars to a bank controlled by a potential geopolitical adversary.
As noted by the Globe & Mail, both the Conservatives and NDP expressed concern about the move, especially since it’s being hidden within a 300 page budget bill (the kind of bill the Liberals once pledged never to bring in).
“If they’re proud of the policy, if it’s something that they’re wanting Canadians to know about, then don’t bury it in hundreds of pages,” said NDP MP Nathan Cullen. “This is clearly part of the China agenda with Trudeau. The challenge with that entire agenda is it’s been low on transparency and high on ambition. I think Canadians are right to raise concerns about what exactly it is that we’re offering to China.”
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre said, “If investors want to profit off infrastructure, that is fine. But they, not taxpayers, should take the financial risk. The Asian Infrastructure Bank is yet another Liberal handout to the world’s wealthy at taxpayers’ expense. … Investors get the profit and taxpayers get the financial risk of infrastructure megaprojects, many of which are not even in Canada.”
Disturbingly, the Liberals messaging around the bank includes the idea that it will “help the middle class around the world,” which should never be the focus of the Canadian government. It clearly shows the globalist agenda behind the Trudeau Liberals, and it’s why so many Canadians are deeply concerned by what the government is doing.
Every day seems to bring new revelations of how our country is being sold out to China, and it just keeps getting worse.
That’s why we must spread the truth to as many people as we can, to make sure Trudeau isn’t able to push his agenda through without Canadians knowing what’s really happening.