Saturday, 25 January 2014
Canada's Foreign Aid Container
I was just adding up the hundreds of millions of dollars in Aid Dollars Harper has promised in the past week alone. How much of this will get to the people that need it? How much of it will prop up governments that are illegitimate. How much is part of making a neo con world?
Canada spends roughly Six Billion a year of foreign aid. IMHO we are not seeing much for it, maybe Switzerland could give us a better picture. Therefore I would switch all of our aid to something concrete.
Shipping container housing is my idea of making life better for the downtrodden world, and that includes Canadian Natives. A specification for tropical, temperate and northern climates is opened for tender from Canadian companies using Canadian technology and Canadian business. These container would be stuffed full of solar panels, composting toilets, water filtration systems and Canadian Food, especially canned peaches. A forty foot shipping container cost a few thousand dollars, assume the whole package costs $50,000. Thats 120,000 homes a year from Canada to the world.
This would kill two birds with one stone, ensure people who need help got something, and Canadian resources would reward Canadian Business.