Bob Geldof doesn’t like Mondays. Now it appears that he isn’t a fan of Canada, either.
The musician and international philanthropist is criticizing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s claim that spending 0.7% of the country’s gross national income (GNI) on foreign aid is unrealistic.
Trudeau made the comments earlier in the week in response to the 0.7 goal set for wealthy countries by the United Nations.
Canada spent 0.28% of its GNI on foreign aid in 2015, up from 0.24% a year before when nearly $5 billion was sent around the world. Most rich countries spend 0.30%.
Geldof wants Canada to finance more aid projects in Africa.
He says that Canada’s economy is “more than capable of it.”