How An Error In A Canadian Newspaper Set Off A Series Of Inaccurate Stories By Right-Wing Media

    The Canadian government's contribution is $20 million to a program tied to the Clinton Foundation — not $241.5 million.

    A false claim that Canada gave $241.5 million to the Clinton Foundation is making the rounds online, but the actual figure is much, much smaller.

    In fact, the Canadian government gave $20 million to the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) for a program in Nigeria.

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    According to Global Affairs Canada, the $20 million goes to a CHAI program to improve access to sexual and reproductive health services in the West African nation over the next five years. CHAI was founded in 2002 as part of the Clinton Foundation, and it was spun off into its own independent organization in 2010.

    The rest of the $241.5 million aid package, announced at the Family Planning Summit in London, is spread out across 18 other organizations.

    The incorrect figure was picked up by various right-wing blogs and websites and continues to circulate, even after the Toronto Sun corrected its article.

    The Canadian government has previously donated to programs tied to the Clinton Foundation.


    This post has been updated with extra context about the Clinton Health Access Initiative and its relationship to the Clinton Foundation.