U2 singer Bono said he is “crushed” by Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin’s failure to commit 0.7 per cent of GDP to eliminating poverty.
“I’m mystified actually by the man at this point … I just think it’s a huge opportunity that he’s missing out on,” Bono said at a press conference on Parliament Hill on Friday, according to CTV.com.
“I’m not just disappointed, I’m crushed actually,” he said.
When asked whether he thought Martin should be punished come election day, Bono said the PM should expect to pay a political price, reported CTV.com.
“I think he will hear about it and feel it in the election, I’m absolutely sure of that — this is not to be underestimated,” he said, adding that he would raise the issue with every political leader he could while in Ottawa.