Lying about Haiti hurts CIDA

Last week, many Canadians were shocked to learn that the $154 million they donated in January and early February to help Haiti in its darkest hour is still sitting in a government bank account. Even worse, the government revealed that its promise to provide $129 million in matching funds to eligible NGOs to which Canadians had pledged money was false. Instead, the government will choose which NGOs will receive the matching funds.

Published: Wednesday, 03/17/2010 12:00 am EDT

Last week, many Canadians were shocked to learn that the $154 million they donated in January and early February to help Haiti in its darkest hour is still sitting in a government bank account. Even worse, the government revealed that its promise to provide $129 million in matching funds to eligible NGOs to which Canadians had pledged money was false. Instead, the government will choose which NGOs will receive the matching funds.

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