Of all the things our federal Liberal government wastes money on, the biggest waste has to be the $2.65B we’ve committed to help foreign countries deal with climate change.
No matter your position on the science, there is still debate on how cost effective it is to stop climate change rather than spending the money to adapt when and if changes occur.
And whether the government directs foreign aid to climate change or any other issue, it seems the biggest problem is the money never gets to the people that truly need help. Instead funds often go to line the pockets of tin pot African dictators and bureaucrats.
To find out what Justin Trudeau’s been doing with our hard earned tax dollars as he plunges our nation further into debt, Conservative MP Tom Kmiec submitted an order paper question asking the government to provide information on where, and how much money was going to various countries and how many jobs our dollars are being used for in those developing countries.
As you’ll see when you watch my video, the answer from Environment Minister Catherine McKenna leaves much to be desired.
The second biggest item is $200M for African countries under G7 initiatives including $150M for renewable energy and $50M for climate risk insurance.
If we’ve learned anything in Canada and the U.S. about government money spent on renewable energy, it’s that it often results in the cronyist of crony deals, where taxpayers and the intended beneficiaries, are the biggest losers.
The most alarming aspect of the response was the lack of detail and the vagueness about how and where the funds are going and what jobs have been created, just some meaningless platitudes with no specifics.
The only certainty is that $1.8B has gone down the drain along with billions more as Canada falls further and further into debt.