Andrew Scheer's claim about foreign aid deemed false - 2019-10-01

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F182.png Andrew Scheer's claim about foreign aid deemed false October 1, 2019, Jonathon Gatehouse, CBC News

The claim: "The Trudeau government today sends $2.2 billion of so-called foreign aid to middle- and upper-income countries...Worse still, some of that money is shoveled to repressive regimes that are adversarial, if not outright hostile, to Canadian interests and values."

-- Conservative leader Andrew Scheer announcing his proposal to slash 25 per cent of Canada's foreign aid budget and redistribute the money to taxpayers at home.

The facts: Ottawa spent a total of $6.098 billion on "international assistance" in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, according to the latest statistical report from Global Affairs Canada.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Jonathon | last = Gatehouse | title = Andrew Scheer's claim about foreign aid deemed false | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservatives-foreign-aid-fact-check-1.5305045 | work = CBC News | date = October 1, 2019 | accessdate = October 2, 2019 }}