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Harper says no new money for ‘Arab spring’ countries

Canada’s position contrasts with other G8 nations


 

As G8 nations pledge US$20 billion to support countries emerging from the ‘Arab spring,’ such as Egypt and Tunisia, in their transition to democracy, Stephen Harper has said that no new money would come from Canada, the CBC reports. Instead, Harper says the money should come from international monetary institutions, such as the World Bank and European Investment Bank, which already receive yearly contributions from Canada. “Canada has been increasing its commitment to those agencies,” the CBC’s Susan Lunn reports. “They now pay more than $12 billion (Cdn) a year into those international agencies, like the World Bank, and that’s how Canada is going to continue to support those two countries.” Meanwhile, U.S. President Barack Obama has offered to forgive Egypt’s debt and a US$2 billion package of loan guarantees, while France and Britain have pledged “hundreds of millions,” to support both Egypt and Tunisia’s transition to democracy.

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Harper says no new money for ‘Arab spring’ countries

  1. good !!!

  2. Finally someone with some sense. We keep giving money to Muslim countries, and the keep trashing  us.

  3. Yet Harper is hoping to commit more cash so we can blow the heck out of it’s infrastructure. Sure we’ll drop bombs on bridges, roads and stuff but won’t help you rebuild after you overthrow your despot. That’ll sure mean that a stable country will emerge from the rubble. That’ll sure mean that there won’t be any opportunity for radicals to insert themselves in a fractured country. That’ll sure mean that we won’t be breeding more problems for our future.

    Harper is all about the short term. The US took that path in Afghanistan back in the 80s and Vietnam in the 40s and 50s and wow guess what happened?

    But he’s an economist and as with all elitist, bean counters it’s this year’s bottom line that counts. not the total amount paid, in Canadian’s cash or lives.

  4. He’d better be saving that money to help rebuild Libya.

    • Libya has oil. If they can finance terrorism, they can pay their own way.

      • do you actually think before you post?

  5. Why are we giving our hard earned money to foreign countries?  12 billion a year could help a lot of homeless Canadians or poor seniors or needy kids.   Come on. 

    • you are sooo right
      we’re giving our money so that Harpergov can transfer taxpayers money to the US arms industry to produce airplanes that won’t actually do what we need them to do. 30 billion straight into the pockets of the worst people in the world, with no oversight.
      you might like to pick your targets by priority

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