Ottawa is expected to announce it will match private donations earmarked for relief efforts in flood-ravaged Pakistan. Details of the program are reportedly still being hammered out as Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon prepares for a trip to New York, where the UN is hosting an emergency meeting on the situation in Pakistan. The federal government has already pledged $33 million in aid to Pakistan, but aid organizations say they’re still having trouble collecting donations to pay for the relief effort.
Feds expected to match donations for Pakistani relief
Ottawa still fine-tuning the details of the plan ahead of UN conference in New York