Hon. Bill Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, the Canadian government does not send money to regimes.
The Canadian government, on behalf of the Canadian people, has a policy of engagement with China, an extremely important power but also one where many Canadian citizens who have a direct interest.
CIDA seeks to help programs in China which advance human rights and living conditions of people in that country. These programs are supported by the people of this country because we understand that the Chinese population appreciates our concerns and appreciates our aid. Canadian citizens want to be active and we will continue to do that.
Subtopic: International Aid