Dear Ambassador Marc-André Blanchard,
Just over two months ago I wrote to you in these pages regarding renewed Canadian funding — to the tune of an initial $25 million — of the UN’s Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees. In fact, my letter was timed for you to read just before you arrived in Israel for a visit, presumably, to learn about the manner in which Canadian financial support was being utilized.
I never did receive the courtesy of a reply. But I suppose that the recent announcement by your colleague in Ottawa, Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau, that Canada has pledged an additional $10-million to support UNRWA is a response in kind.
Why? Because we have an idiot Prime Minister.