AWESOME! THE HST SHOULD COVER THIS NICELY…

EVERYONE HANG ON TO YOUR WALLETS! DHIMMI LIBERALS CRYING TO SEND MORE CASH TO PAKISTAN…

OTTAWA – Liberals are calling on the federal government to help flood-stricken Pakistan further by extending the deadline of the matching-funds program.

The program, which matches Canadians’ flood-relief donations dollar for dollar, ends Sunday.

Liberal MP Frank Valeriote said Wednesday the deadline should be extended because August was the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which restricted fundraising efforts.

Ramadan ends Friday.

“With apparently no awareness that Ramadan and the difficulty of organizing fundraisers in the summer months have limited how much communities can contribute up to this point, the Conservatives have put in place an inflexible end date of Sept. 12 as to when they will match donations,” Valeriote said. “The Liberal Party of Canada believes that at the very least they should extend this date.”

The Liberals also want the government to dedicate resources to help Pakistani families reunite here and want the feds to deploy the Disaster Relief Assistance Team, or DART.

The federal government has so far committed $33 million in Pakistan flood-relief funds, making it the fifth largest contributor.

There is no word yet on how much the feds will pay as part of the matching-funds program, which began Aug. 2.

There are an estimated 300,000 Pakistanis living in Canada.

bryn.weese@sunmedia.ca

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2 thoughts on “AWESOME! THE HST SHOULD COVER THIS NICELY…

  1. anyone remember this?
    Declan Walsh in Islamabad
    The Guardian, Thursday 28 February 2008
    Article history

    America’s massive military aid package to Pakistan is being scrutinised after allegations that as much as 70% of $5.4bn in assistance to the country has been misspent.

    Since 2002 the US has paid the operating costs of Pakistan’s military operations in the tribal belt along the Afghan border, where Taliban and al-Qaida fighters are known to shelter.

    Pakistan provides more than 100,000 troops and directs the battles; the US foots the bill for food, fuel, ammunition and maintenance. The cash payments – averaging $80m (£40m) a month – have been a cornerstone of US support for Pakistan’s president, Pervez Musharraf.

    Tamils, Pakistanis all in one month; lets take care of business here at home first and than worry about our world image once we get our own shit together.

    we are all useful idiots… and deserve exactly what we are getting… methinks.

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