Canadian leadership in international development
July 30th, 2012 - 12:42pm
Canada must do more to fight against global poverty and respect its international commitments. Since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted in 2000, G20 countries, Canada included, have not succeeded in fully meeting the promises they made to developing countries. Unfortunately, the Conservative budget tabled this spring announced more than $320 million in cuts between now and 2015, which shows yet again this government's lack of interest in social justice, both within Canada and around the world. As for the NDP, we have never stopped calling on the government to establish a timeline to increase our international aid to 0.7% of our gross national product.
Will Bev Oda's successor in the position of Minister of International Cooperation allow Canada to play its role as a leader in development aid?