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Foreign Affairs committee  I would love to give you an extra comment on that, Mr. Harris.

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Rahul Singh

Foreign Affairs committee  It's great to build firehouses. It's great to build local capacity. We're all for that, but if people don't have water in the hose to put it out, that's a real concern. By allocating a certain percentage early on in a crisis and making sure people get the right aid, you can do bo

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Rahul Singh

Foreign Affairs committee  The fact that we've worked in 76 countries and run 226 missions is proof enough. I'm not going to ask someone for money if I can't be within that triangle I talked about. If we're not deploying, we're not asking for money. Respectfully, Mr. Al-Rawni's point is well accepted that

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Rahul Singh

Foreign Affairs committee  Sure. Ms. Sahota, we work with hundreds of agencies all around the world. As the last point, I'm talking about allocating 1% very early on, for 72 hours, for very specific items that you cannot buy on the ground. This is not an either/or. This is a plus to help.

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Rahul Singh

Foreign Affairs committee  I think if anybody in your committee does an analysis of articles from The Guardian or some of the foreign press that's been very critical of some of our allies and the way they've been spending money through the UN, particularly in Syria.... Here's what happens, in our case. M

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Rahul Singh

Foreign Affairs committee  The short answer is no, we haven't received any money. The other answer will be, when will the money roll out? When will it be made available for agencies to apply to? I can tell you that, in keeping with the past and what's been happening, this money will just flow to the big

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Rahul Singh

Foreign Affairs committee  Well, there are mechanisms in the sense that you could submit, but the problem with the mechanism is that, if I said to the government that I have a way of getting meals into Syria for 33¢ a portion, which is about a third of what the UN can do for its 67¢ U.S. a portion, the gov

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Rahul Singh

Foreign Affairs committee  First of all, I would like to say that we are often in Quebec and we have volunteers out helping us pack aid, so I'd encourage you to come. We've worked with L'Oeuvre Léger, who have since changed their name. The next time we're in Quebec, I'll reach out. Please come out and help

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Rahul Singh

Foreign Affairs committee  First, I assume you're talking about Azerbaijan. I didn't quite hear the translation, but I'm sure it's that. I don't think we should be using drones in conflict zones, because it muddies the waters, especially in that conflict, where drones were too often used to launch weaponry

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Rahul Singh

Foreign Affairs committee  Thank you, Mr. Fonseca. There's a triad that we always look at. The first thing we have to do is determine if we can we validate, if there is a need. The second thing we look at is whether there is access. Is there a need that we can help with? Is there access into that nation?

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Rahul Singh

Foreign Affairs committee  There are a number of ways. It would be ridiculous if we all thought that you could stop funding the UN. Obviously that doesn't work. If you cap the amount that you are giving to the UN and the big systems, cap the amount that goes to large organizations, and introduce, let's say

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Rahul Singh

Foreign Affairs committee  A couple came up in different segments. There's the uncoupling of the unilateral...or the giving to the UN. What ends up happening is that you give all this money into a very large system. They then take a significant percentage of it as an administration fee and go out to try to

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Rahul Singh

Foreign Affairs committee  Yes. Before I do that, I'd love to quantify some of the numbers I gave you earlier. When we started looking inward at the water units we were buying, we were paying about $50 for a unit. When we did it ourselves by buying in bulk and leveraging volunteers, we were down to about

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Rahul Singh

Foreign Affairs committee  GlobalMedic is a great Canadian story. We're an agile, small and innovative aid agency that's managed by professional humanitarians, but driven by volunteers. We believe in getting the right aid to the right people at the right time. GlobalMedic has run 226 missions in 76 countri

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Rahul Singh

Finance committee  Number one, we started asking government to let us be part of this program back in April and we heard nothing. I explained to you the steps we took with that. On June 15, we received an email from the WE organization asking us if we'd be interested. On June 17, we had a conferenc

July 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Rahul O. Singh