Don Cherry tweets about Canadian aid to Haiti: ‘Are we nuts?’

MONTREAL – Don Cherry is taking to Twitter to air his objections over the millions in aid money that Canada sends to Haiti.

Tweets posted today on the outspoken hockey commentator’s Twitter feed questioned why Ottawa has sent tens of millions of dollars in aid to the earthquake-battered Caribbean nation.

Cherry says he doesn’t mind helping other countries — but he wonders why Ottawa would send so much cash to Haiti when people are waiting for up to 10 hours in Canadian hospital waiting rooms.

The controversial star of Hockey Night in Canada was particularly blunt in one tweet: “Are we nuts?”

Cherry’s remarks come days after Canada’s international co-operation minister told a newspaper that his department will stop funding new aid projects in Haiti until it finds a more effective approach to help the country.

Julian Fantino told Montreal’s La Presse he’s disappointed about the lack of progress in post-earthquake reconstruction.

He says Ottawa will continue to fund development projects already underway in Haiti.

Cherry says he’s pleased Canadians have a good guy with common sense like Fantino in charge.

The broadcaster’s tweets come five days before the third anniversary of a massive quake in Haiti that killed an estimated 300,000 people and left more than 1.5 million homeless.




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Don Cherry tweets about Canadian aid to Haiti: ‘Are we nuts?’

  1. Anyone ever remember DC question the cost of this?

    http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/files/files/Publications/2008-10-09%20Statement%20-%20Afghanistan.pdf
    “The estimated fiscal costs from 2001-02 to 2007-08 range from $7.7 billion ($5.9 billion for military operations; $0.8 billion for veterans’ benefits and $1.0 billion for foreign aid) to $10.5 billion ($7.4 billion for military operations; $2.1 billion for veterans’ benefits and $1.0 billion for foreign aid).”

    As for charity beginning at home, maybe he could tell us when Baby Jesus said that.

    • Foreign aid is not charity. It is Canadian taxpayer dollars, forceably taken from Canadians, and given away (ussually to prop up international corporations and despotic regimes).
      You want to give money to Haiti, be my guest! (btw how much did you send, Mr. Generous).

      • Way to miss the point Mr Genial Genius.

  2. That man does know how to promote himself. Think of the all the lefties who will be watching the first Coachs Corner this year

  3. Mr Flaherty said recently – Ottawa can not improve on low CPP payments, yet corrupt Haiti used up $ 1 B CAD – this is nuts. Again, we elected the wrong people.

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