According to Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis it's because there are no major votes to be won by donating more. Mr. Karygiannis compared the disaster to that of Haiti where there are large block of potential votes in Montreal's Haitian community as opposed to the Pakistan community whose votes are diluted across the country.(personally I think Mr. Harper owed the Governor General big time for canceling Parliament and it was payback time. And I'm still waiting for my tax receipt for my donation Mr. Harper gave in my name for Haiti relief.) The Canadian government matched the 113 million donated by Canadians to aid Haiti. ($3.30 per Canadian) So far the Torries aren't matching donations given to Pakistan, even though it would probably help our soldiers fighting in Afghanistan. In absence of aid by the Pakistan government the Taliban is filling the void.
|Pakistan floods affect 13.8 million people, third of Canada's population|