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Trudeaus trip to Rwanda cost tax payers quarter of a billion dollars

Trudeau jumped in his private jet to fly to Rwanda last week to announce a massive amount of spending at the expense of Canadian taxpayers.

Justin Trudeau took the time and laid a wreath on Thursday at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda in a quarter billion dollar photo opportunity.

“While participating at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, Prime Minister Trudeau today announced $250 million to help address the global food security crisis. This funding will address the increasing global food and nutrition needs – especially for the most vulnerable and with a focus in Sub-Saharan Africa.” A release on the PMO website reads

Trudeau’s announcement won’t be any help to Canadians though because the spending is focused mainly on countries in Africa.

On Thursday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced another $250 million printed cash toward the United Nations World Food Program. This spending is on top of $500 million of taxpayer money Trudeau has sent out of Canada since January to address “urgent humanitarian food and nutrition assistance.”

This brings the total to roughly three quarters of a billion dollars, $750 million Canadian tax payers are on the hook for while Canadians find themselves struggling to pay for food and shelter in Canada.

Meanwhile back home in the counter Trudeau is supposed to be the Prim Minister, Canadians are finding it more difficult every day to afford the basic necessities like groceries and housing.

According to Statistics Canada, the consumer price index reached a four decade high last month reporting a rate of 7.7%. The Ipsos survey found that 72% of parents struggled to put food on the table while 57% of people without children are experiencing the same.

According to a new study by the Angus Reid Institute 45% of Canadians are financially worse now than they were a year ago

Another major area of concern for many Canadians is housing costs. In the governments own report on Statistics Canada it says younger Canadians are more likely to be worried is they will be able to afford buying a home or even renting a place.

Around 56% of Canadians are very (30%) or somewhat (26%) concerned about whether they can afford housing or rent. Shelter prices, including rented accommodation, owned accommodation and water, fuel and electricity, rose 7.4% year over year in April 2022, the largest increase since 1983.

This is no secret food was going to be scarce. Trudeau knows about projected food shortages and straight up told us in April.

As we reported before, according to Statistics Canada, consumers paid 9.7 percent more for food in stores in April compared to the previous year, the largest increase since September 1981.

Earlier this year when Trudeau was asked what Canadians can do right now to deal with the overwhelming inflation Trudeau said “We’ve seen… disruptions of supply chains around the world, which is resulting in higher prices for consumers and democracies, like ours, and resulting in significant shortages and projected shortages of food, of energy in places around the world.”

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