Saturday, April 12, 2014

Canada plunks down a cool million to secure religious freedom in Pakistan

I certainly don't begrudge Andrew Bennett his job. Plucked out of the obscurity of running a "private Christian college" with five or six students, Bennett was thrust into the newly created "Minister of Religious Freedom" portfolio because Big Steve met him at a church function and he seemed like a nice enough guy.

Bennett has since then been forced to endure a series of inevitably trite announcements about what great things he is doing in his imaginary job.

His latest great thing is lobbying for religious freedom in Pakistan.

Pakistan is a multi-faith and multi-cultural country much like Canada, don't you know, and if it wasn't for those pesky extremists Karachi could be just like Brampton...

So Bennett has announced that Canada is donating a million dollars to further religious freedom in Pakistan. That translates into about a half a cent per Pakistani, and is slightly less than the amount Big Steve paid to have his armoured limos shipped to India last year for a three day visit.

Hmm... armoured limos... religious freedom... what the hell, we're a small country and we can't be expected to punch above our weight on every file, can we?

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