Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Canada coming through in the crunch.


Current Canadian pledge for tsunami relief:
$40 million.
Current U.S. pledge so far: $35 million.

Canada showing their neighbours to the south how it's done. Numerous annoying Americans respond with, "Well, yeah, but with the exchange rate ..."

7 comments:

Jay Gatsby said...

Well, I went to the bank of canada website and converted the money. 40 million canadian comes to 32,886,623.37 US dollars. Just under what we are giving. Awww, does Canada feel bad now?

Jay Gatsby said...

What? No apology for how you distorted the truth to try and make it seem that Canada was giving more money away? A small apology to the United States might be in order...After all, we have already donated over 42 million U.S. dollars in private charities for the asian relief program alone (thats excluding the $35 million the U.S. Government is donating). Can Canada say the same?

Jay Gatsby said...

Total money Canada has donated: 40 million (canadian dollars). Total money USA has donated: 350 million Us dollars. Look on CC face: Priceless.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, let's see...the US population is somewhere near 300,000,000 people and Canada is in and around 30,00,000 at last count. Factor in the exchange rate and such and gee, the $350,000,000 the US just coughed up now matches Canada's contribution on a per capita basis. Maybe THAT is why when one compares US$35M to C$40M one side looks a little stingy.

Do they not teach math down there anymore?

Anonymous said...

Plug the following phrase into Google then get back to me.

"per capita basis"

Cretin.

Jay Gatsby said...

Nice little "per capita basis" BS but...how much have you donated and how much have we? Yeah, that's what I thought.

Anonymous said...

Population difference 260 mil vs 36mil? Dp th emath