In response to a question today in the House of Commons from Peter Goldring, Member of Parliament for Edmonton East, International Cooperation Minister Josée Verner announced that Canada will contribute an additional $40 million for rebuilding efforts in Pakistan. Mr. Goldring’s question was as follows:
October 8 marked the first anniversary of the earthquake that hit South Asia and particularly Pakistan. Canada was quick and successful in responding to relief efforts.
We gave support for health care and emergency shelter that saved lives by preventing the spread of disease and protecting people from winter conditions.
The Minister of International Cooperation met with the Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan this morning and showed once again Canada’s compassion toward the people of Pakistan.
Can the Minister outline Canada’s new contribution to the people of Pakistan?