Andrew Scheer To Cut Foreign Aid By $1.5 Billion

Good news for Canadians.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he will cut foreign aid by 25%.

That would amount to a $1.5 billion reduction in foreign aid spending, bringing it from $6 billion to $4.5 billion.

Scheer has also said $700 million in foreign aid will be shifted away from wealthier countries, towards children in warzones.

Currently, Canadian foreign aid is going to countries with a high income level, including many countries that are deeply corrupt.

While I would personally prefer to see all foreign aid spending (aside from disaster relief) cut and spent on Canadians instead, this Conservative move is a clear step in the right direction.

Our taxpayer dollars should be spent on Canadians, not foreign countries, and anything that gets us closer to that is worth supporting.

You can watch Andrew Scheer’s announcement below:

“Instead of sending billions of dollars in foreign aid money to wealthier countries and foreign dictators, we’re going to keep that in money Canada and use it to help you get ahead. Sharing my foreign policy platform.”

Spencer Fernando

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