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According to Blacklock’s Reporter, Foreign Affairs Canada refuses to reveal how much taxpayers are sending to China in the form of foreign aid.
In 2018, Canadians lavished China with $9.2 million despite the country having a $13 trillion economy. Part of the funding was for “multilateral programs” and “bilateral assistance” for diversity and female empowerment.
Furthermore, in 2015, Canadians spent a whopping $18.6 million, followed by another $16.8 million in 2016.
Foreign Affairs refuses to reveal this year’s spending at a time when Canada is embroiled in a diplomatic and trade dispute over the extradition of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.
“The information is not available at the present time,” said a spokesperson for the department.
The refusal comes shortly after Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer announced he would cut 25% of all foreign aid and redirect it to benefit Canadians.