To truly help Indigenous Women & Girls and all Canadians, we need to stop giving billions to foreign countries and spend that money here at home.
The aftermath of the MMIWG report has been consumed by Justin Trudeau’s decision to use the term ‘genocide.’ It was a horrible move by Trudeau, and has now opened Canada up to a foreign genocide investigation.
Most discussion of the actual report has now been almost entirely replaced with the ‘genocide’ discussion, which is quite unfortunate.
However, the fact is that very few are talking about what the best response to the report would have been:
Cutting Foreign Aid.
Imagine if Justin Trudeau had said this following the release of the report:
“Today, we received a report detailing the fact that many Indigenous Women & Girls – in addition to many Canadians of all backgrounds – have lived, and often still live in unacceptable conditions. In response to this report, and in recognition of the fact that it’s the job of the Canadian government to serve those living within our borders, I have directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs to immediately cut our foreign aid, and redirect that money towards helping Canadians in need.”
It was the perfect opportunity to bring our country together around the idea of helping Canadians who need support, and ensuring that our tax dollars are spent helping our fellow citizens, rather than going to foreign countries.
Unfortunately, not only did Trudeau fail to say what I wrote above, the federal government instead announced that billions more of our tax dollars would be given away outside our borders.
The Trudeau government is giving $1.4 billion per year to a so-called ‘global equality fund.’
They announced that huge giveaway of our tax dollars just as the MMIWG report was received, which is a total insult and slap in the face.
It is unconscionable that – as the report indicated – even as we have so many people in our country who are struggling, the federal government is giving billions away. That money is needed here at home. That money was earned and created by Canadians. How can anyone justify giving it to non-citizens at a time when many of our citizens are in desperate need?
Cutting foreign aid would have been the right response to the MMIWG report, and it is still the right response. In many ways, it’s the only response that can actually achieve something of substance
Enough is enough. The politicians need to wake up, end the virtue-signalling, and take concrete tangible action, and that starts with cutting our foreign aid and redirecting that money towards Canadians.
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