When I first heard of the alleged federal government matching funds for Haiti charitable contributions, my immediate first reaction was, "The Harpercons will never cough up a penny of that. It's all PR." Sadly, I failed to blog as such at the time and therefore missed a golden opportunity to crow, "Told ya so! Told ya so! Told ya so!":
I asked how much of the money raised through the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund has been spent. CIDA’s response included a paragraph about where Canada has spent money that doesn’t come from the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, before adding the line: “Funds from the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund will be disbursed in the near future.”
In other words, they haven’t spent a penny.
Yes, I saw that coming. You'll just have to take my word for it.
CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG BUT, as I read it, the Harpercons are not just hanging on to what they promised were matching federal funds, but are also sitting on donated funds! That is, they haven't even put to use that cash that's come in from Canadian donors!! Do I have that right?