Lebanon Is Now Embraced by Canadian Care

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The efforts made by numerous Lebanese Canadian figures and organisations have engrossed official responsiveness to their original homeland. Mr Trudeau’s government increased the level of aid from $5M to $30M after the groups in action were informed that the sum provided by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) was too little…
In the meantime, businesspeople announced they would donate the necessary materials, including food, medicine and equipment for the damaged hospitals and for the fight against Coronavirus. Five Toronto-Beirut flights carried the aid, breaking the norm of indirect flights; back in 2003, Washington aborted attempts to activate a direct Toronto-Beirut airline, citing “lack of security measures” at Beirut International Airport…
So is it possible the recent flights might bring the issue of direct Canadian-Lebanese flights back to the table, especially when the most important European airports are collaborating with Beirut International Airport without worrying about any security or technical issues??
Bringing official Canadian attention back to one of the Middle East’s most challenging countries, Lebanon, will definitely make way for the Liberals in power to represent Canadian influence once again over international matters. Earlier this year, Canada failed to secure a two-year-long UNSC Seat as it was unsupported by Arab and Latin countries realising no global political Canadian effectiveness.
Besides, Mr Trudeau wishes to secure further votes by big and influential communities, including hundreds of thousands of Lebanese Canadians, who, according to him, have been contributing to Canadian prosperity…
Officials in charge of Canada’s foreign policy as well need to assure some doubtful Lebanese they are not partners of the US-Israel plotters to permanently settle Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. It is feared this might happen by providing reimbursements to the people of this indebted, unstable and impoverished country, as well as facilitating the immigration of particular Lebanese groups to eventually fulfill the so-called “deal of the century…”
The Lebanese government and official institutions do need Canada’s long experience in transparent, decent management. But some community members have been lobbying for the boycott of certain Lebanese officials. Pushed by political rivalry, they have been blaming the recently elected government for corruption growing ever since the “Taif Agreement.” Promoting this offending propaganda, they’ve been unaware it would not only hit one political group hard, but would also destroy any remaining official institutions that need reform. Otherwise, Lebanon would only be plunged into serious chaos.
All in all, will the Lebanese be able to put aside their party and sect loyalties, and to show enough patriotism to encourage the Canadian government to support Lebanon through long-term programmes? Will they be able to stop reacting this way to the Beirut blast? Soon the answers to these reasonable questions will be revealed.  
                                                                                                            The Editors