Trudeau gov committing $1.6 billion taxpayer $ to Jordan & Lebanon over the next three years. (CanadaGov).
Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Government of Canada, today signed a memorandum of understanding with Jordan to increase cooperation between the two countries on security and stabilization in the region.
Jordan is essential to stability in the Middle East. This memorandum is part of Canada’s whole-of-government strategy, announced in February 2016, to support the Global Coalition’s efforts against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and to respond to the crisis in Syria and Iraq.
The strategy includes a commitment of $1.6 billion over the next three years to provide security, stabilization, humanitarian and development assistance.The funding will address the impact of this crisis on Jordan and Lebanon and will increase Canada’s diplomatic engagement in the region. The memorandum also increases accountability for all current and future Canadian assistance projects in Jordan. Hmmm........Alberta ....Fort McMurray you're on your own..Read the full story here.