Part of a balanced breakfast

by Aaron Wherry

Hansard officially records Bev Oda’s response yesterday to a question from Liberal MP Mark Eyking as follows.

Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to making sure its international assistance is making a difference for those in developing countries. That is why we are focused on targeting the countries we work in. This is not about organizations. This is about getting more kids in school, more mothers to health clinics, more nutrition, more healthy infants at birth, more text books and more qualified teachers. This is getting results and making a difference.

What she actually said is this (emphasis mine).

Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to making sure its international assistance is making a difference for those in developing countries. That’s why we are focused on targeting the countries we work in. This is not about organizations. This is about getting more kids in school, more mothers to health clinics, more nutritious, uh, infants being born, more text books, more qualified teachers. Mr. Speaker, this is getting results and making a difference.




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Part of a balanced breakfast

  1. There is *some* truth to it though…

  2. Suggested headline: A Modest Proposal from Bev Oda. 

    • LOL: that’s why they want to stop abortions — they want us to eat the nutritious newly born.  The bastar!s!

  3. Well I hope that modest proposal doesn’t tell us too much about where the Harper long term master plan is headed.  

  4. Not so Swift, our Bev.

    • That would be “NOT” so swift.

  5. So, this is what the Cons mean when they talk about ensuring an abundance of baby food in developing countries.

  6. If I start an international charity called Solyent Green, will I be eligible for government funding under the new rules?

    • How about Solyent Teal – they are purging anything with a green reference.

  7. Duh, everyone knows that baby powder is not as nutritious as the fresh stuff

  8. Well.. this should certainly put a stop to the rumor that Harper eats kittens.

  9. Did Bev Oda grow up in one of those countries where they put the picture of what’s in the jar on the label? Then somebody imports a jar of Gerber and…

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