Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has no problem helping impoverished fellow Canadians, and when it comes to sending millions of dollars of charity to help a foreign nation, he’s not even all that politically correct about it.
We saw it in Jordan, where Trudeau personally flew in on his chartered plane to the historic April 2, 2019, FATAI rescue mission. The combat mission involved 500 soldiers from Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Jordan to help relieve the devastation caused by the war in Syria.
But when Jordan’s King Abdullah was confronted with some good, old-fashioned capitalism, he had some choice words for the Canadian government.
“We expected a call from the Canadian ambassador asking for a donation to help the war on terror, but it was not an appropriate way to announce,” King Abdullah said.
Translation: We wanted some help helping us help the war on terror, so we informed our taxpayers of the plans in advance, but Canada is waiting for our official invitation to act.
In the meantime, despite our help, Trudeau quietly ended the country’s annual Ramadan aid package with Jordan. Apparently, spending a couple hundred million Canadian dollars with that government is less than a special thank you, if you catch my drift.
In addition to his unfettered generosity when it comes to Americans and Americans alone, Trudeau somehow decided to send Canadian aid to Jordan, leaving a big question mark about his overall intentions, and how much he really loves Syrians.
I’m talking about the actual Syrians here, not only those who have fled the Middle East.
Since the devastating war in Syria began in 2011, Canada has provided almost $200 million in direct humanitarian assistance to Jordan. Also, Canada started providing 130,000 certified seasonal labor permits to Jordan, and in the past three years, it’s spent almost $12 million to help Jordan train and employ Syrian nationals.
However, I want to talk about Canadians and Syrian workers because Trudeau recently decided to ban Syrian refugees for the foreseeable future. But I doubt that the Canadian government actually cares what happens to these immigrants to this country.
Prime Minister Trudeau might as well say you’re either Canadian or you’re not. With this attitude, one would think it was going to be a really nice day at Disney World.
This is all in contrast to Jordan, where Abdullah reportedly told the Canadian and American ambassadors the three nations’ aid programs are a “model,” but they can “do better in some sectors.”
I’ll start with the policing side of the problem. Abdullah said the newly charged Canadian police officers and soldiers “don’t have the required capability to safeguard Jordanians in the south of the country where there are a large number of people of Syrian origin,” according to the New York Times.
OK, I assume Canada’s Policia francaise now has better capabilities?
And it’s not just the security issues but the employment issues. According to the Toronto Star, Canadian officials have been training 200 Syrian doctors so far. A total of 800 doctors – including specialist doctors – would have to be trained to properly tend to Canada’s thousands of Syrian refugees.
According to an Aug. 5, 2017, report from CBC News, the funding gap on one section of the Jordan-Canada border will make it more difficult for thousands of Syrian refugees to work legally in Jordan.
The report said, “The deal will add four kilometres of border posts and improve infrastructure to meet new requirements including ‘green cards’ for Syrian workers, I.C.E. [employment allowance] and identification cards.”
Trudeau’s message on the issue is that he wants to make sure “people are safe