Without deeper involvement in the country, Canada's taxpayer-funded financial contributions to Afghanistan could continue to be embezzled or wasted.
Afghan National Police recruits are given weapons training using AK-47 machine guns as part of their basic policing training at the Regional Training Centre in Kandahar.
Photograph by Sergeant Matthew McGregor, courtesy of Canadian Forces Combat Camera
Allegations have surfaced that aid funds intended to help Afghan children return to school were embezzled, pointing to large-scale corruption inside the country’s education department.
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Peter Kent says Canada's campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council is a 'possible, even, likely motivation' for a vote supporting a pro-Palestine, anti-Israel resolution last month in the UN General Assembly.
The estimates include $44-million for Phoenix damages, $131.9-million towards reconciliation on Indigenous rights and fisheries issues, and $9.9-million for the Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization.