B.C. Premier John Horgan and his NDP have become some kind of a joke among Indians with their stingy donation of just $500,000 announced May 14 to the Canadian Red Cross, which is offering support to the Indian Red Cross Society to deliver assistance to communities affected or at risk of being affected by COVID-19.
Contrast that with what Saskatchewan has donated for COVID-19 relief in India:
Ventilators of a total value of $3.5 million.
In fact, only after Saskatchewan announced its donation on May 3 (earlier this month, Ontario sent 3,000 Ontario-made ventilators to India) that Horgan and his advisors woke up.
A Saskatchewan government announcement on May 3 said: “Saskatchewan has maintained an excess supply of ventilators to support patients in the province. The current supply includes over 700 critical care, subacute, and non-invasive ventilators. he 100 ventilators being sent includes 30 critical care and 70 subacute ventilators.”
It added: “The Government of Saskatchewan will work with Saskatchewan’s trade officials and the Indian High Commission in Canada to ship the ventilators to India in a timely and secure manner. Saskatchewan will continue to work with other provincial partners to look at further opportunities to support India.”
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said: “Saskatchewan has a close and growing friendship with India, so it is incumbent on us to assist them where we can during this challenging time in their country,” “With an excess supply of ventilators in Saskatchewan, we are well positioned to provide this humanitarian support to India during a time of great need.”
Last Wednesday, as the ventilators were loaded on to an Air Canada flight, Moe tweeted:
“Today, 100 ventilators left Regina and are en route to India, to assist in managing a major surge of COVID-19 cases.”
He added: “A big thank you to Air Canada for making this possible.”
Moe said: “SK has a close friendship with India, so it’s incumbent on us to assist them where we can during this challenging time in their country.
“With an excess supply of over 700 ventilators, we are well positioned to provide this support to India during a time of great need.”
TIME TO WAKE UP, HORGAN!
Who the hell is advising you?