"... Britain had to address the parlous state of her own finances, having effectively been bankrupted by the costs of the war. She had been able to continue fighting since 1941 only as a credit client of the United States under Lend-Lease, and, which is much less well known, of Canada, receiving from her both soft loans (which would not be repaid until 2006) and outright gift aid.
That Canada's contribution to Britain's wartime finances should have gone for so long unacknowledged is both unfair and ungracious. Canadian loans totalled $1.2 billion and outright gifts $3.5 billion. To put this in context, the first phase of Lend-Lease was only $1 billion, and even this proved controversial in the US. Writing shortly before his death, Keynes made it clear that in his view Britain would not have been able to continue the war but for Canada's generosity."
The mess we're in: Why politicians can't fix financial crises. Guy Fraser-Sampson
This may have been paid for by Canada, too: