OTTAWA—In a bold move to solidly underscore his contention that it is not the federal government’s role to ensure hungry children are fed, Industry Minister James Moore unveiled his new, for-profit foundation today.
“We’ve never been wealthier as a country than we are right now. Never been wealthier,” the Minister said. “Is that always the government’s job, however, to be there to serve people their breakfast? Is it my job to feed my neighbour’s child? I don’t think so. Particularly not if we want to hold onto our prosperity.”
Moore’s “Don’t Feed the Children” Foundation will work to ensure that the one in seven malnourished Canadian children in poverty will climb out of starvation solely by the strength of their tiny, bony little fingers.
“Adversity builds character. Their route to success will come from their own domination of the massive obstacles before them. What does not kill them will make them stronger,” Moore added.
“If it does kill them, at least they won’t end up as another adult in poverty, begetting yet another new generation of needy children,” said Chris B. Davis, an economist at the Fraser Institute. “That’s a savings of wasted human life and significant taxpayer dollars, not to mention that it doesn’t rob Canadian youth of an important opportunity to learn important coping skills.”
Moore’s extensive ties to the banking industry are expected to serve the new foundation well, as it begins work to convince Canadian food banks to call in outstanding loans from heavy borrowers, with interest.
with files from amiableCDN