Canada announces over $90 million wor...

Canada announces over $90 million worth of projects to help Haiti

There are 10 comments on the Calgary Herald story from Jan 11, 2011, titled Canada announces over $90 million worth of projects to help Haiti. In it, Calgary Herald reports that:

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities , in partnership with the City of Montreal and l'Union des Municipalites du Quebec signed an agreement with the Canadian International Development Agency , to help rebuild 5 Haitian municipalities severely affected by the 2010 earthquake.

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help needed at home

Toronto, Canada

#1 Jan 12, 2011
Rodny

Long Beach, NY

#2 Jan 12, 2011
On behalf of my brothers and sisters living in Haiti, I want to take the time to thank the gorvernment of Canada for such a generous help towards our country, but I personally would not give a dime to the gorvernment of Haiti, I think it would be better if any of them foreign countries who is willing to help us however they can, should go over and do by themselves whatever that need to be done, so the people in Haiti can at least benefit it. Otherwise, it will be nothing but a waste of time cause nobody in this gorvernment can be trusted, I mean no body specially PREVAL
Meso Hohni

Canada

#3 Jan 12, 2011
The Canadian government gives nothing to its own people.Something is terribly wrong here.
Ken

Winnipeg, Canada

#4 Jan 12, 2011
Meso Hohni wrote:
The Canadian government gives nothing to its own people.Something is terribly wrong here.
Oh, there are no hospitals near you, no schools, no libraries, no theatres,no national parks etc etc.Of course we need to continue to spend money on Canadians but we do need to help others as well. That is a Canadian value.

I don't think Canada needs to change to suit you. I think you just don't get it after having lived so differently. It might be best for you to go back and try to change your own homeland. Obviously to something other than it was but not like Canada.
paul shykora ARTs

Calgary, Canada

#5 Jan 12, 2011
Meso Hohni wrote:
The Canadian government gives nothing to its own people.Something is terribly wrong here.
..VHAT??..WHAT....Total PooPFART HOGwash..Bull Manure,here...eh...Your are the one who is ...wrong..(-) negative..WRONG,here,...tooooo ooooooooooooo booooot....THE ''Western'' hillbilly FARMBOy hathe ..spoken....yada u...eh...
Meso Hohni

Kamloops, Canada

#6 Jan 14, 2011
Ken wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, there are no hospitals near you, no schools, no libraries, no theatres,no national parks etc etc.Of course we need to continue to spend money on Canadians but we do need to help others as well. That is a Canadian value.
I don't think Canada needs to change to suit you. I think you just don't get it after having lived so differently. It might be best for you to go back and try to change your own homeland. Obviously to something other than it was but not like Canada.
The government does not give Canadians anything.Us that work pay the highest taxes in the world.We get nothing that we do not pay dearly for.I wish that I had the 750,000 in taxes that I have paid so far,maybe I could afford a car newer than 15 years old.Canada is my homeland and I have every right to bitch about our tax dollars being given away when so many Canadians are in need.As for you Paul,I thought we were buddys.toooo booot
Ken

Winnipeg, Canada

#7 Jan 15, 2011
Meso Hohni wrote:
<quoted text>The government does not give Canadians anything.Us that work pay the highest taxes in the world.We get nothing that we do not pay dearly for.I wish that I had the 750,000 in taxes that I have paid so far,maybe I could afford a car newer than 15 years old.Canada is my homeland and I have every right to bitch about our tax dollars being given away when so many Canadians are in need.As for you Paul,I thought we were buddys.toooo booot
I am not at all sure that the goal of the government or the people should be to give things to Canadians or for people to expect to get things beyond at least subsistence living in hard times, and assistance to manage larger programs that benefit us ie agriculture,education, whatever.
I completed university many years ago on student loans and paid them back. I did not pay back the grants I was afforded because they are "given". There is also a percentage of the cost that is borne by the country of our university education. So if a a student spends $25,000 on their education someone else ( the people) are paying probably close to the same amount for a student to complete. You will not likely get money from the government that will take away the loose skin around your jowls or increase your bra size but you will receive help if you have broken your leg or been in a horrible accident etc.
If you are paying as much in taxes as you say you are you are probably doing reasonable well. I am in the same boat. The difference is that I don't expect to get something when I am a person of means I expect to have to help support people in things that they would not be able to achieve or have alone. I appreciated getting loans for school and free grants. I want others to have that experience. You aren't interested in living in this type of social climate. You want to live where there are rich people and poor people which is unfortunately where Canada may be going. If you have in your entire life only spent $750,000 on taxes you will not fit in with the rich. That is a day out at the beach to them or a country home.
Get real.Be grateful.Go and try another country that you think has it together and two years after your move let us know how it is going.
Plan your escape

Toronto, Canada

#8 Jan 24, 2011
Global Tremors hit this Weekend as New Westminster prepares for Great BC ShakeOut earthquake drill

Ten years ago, professor Michael Wilson and his Douglas College class gained firsthand experience of the day's topic-plate tectonics and earthquakes.

The catastrophic quakes, called megathrust quakes, occur roughly every 600 years, on average.

According to geological and geophysical research, 13 such quakes have occurred over the last 7600 years, the last in 1700.

http://www.topix.com/world/north-america/2011...

By Rebekah Hammond - New Westminster News Leader Published: January 21, 2011 10:00 AM Updated: January 22, 2011 9:22 AM

http://www.topix.com/news/earthquake
Patrick Farrell

Brockville, Canada

#9 Feb 11, 2011
Meso Hohni wrote:
The Canadian government gives nothing to its own people.Something is terribly wrong here.
ya wow your pretty godamned selfcenterd i mean look at all the stuff we get like free health care, the best free land of our world so you can just shut up
Meso Hohni

Abbotsford, Canada

#10 Feb 11, 2011
You get free health care?Where do I sign up?You must be a native.
Patrick Farrell wrote:
<quoted text> ya wow your pretty godamned selfcenterd i mean look at all the stuff we get like free health care, the best free land of our world so you can just shut up

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