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Canada names former ‘dragon’ to champion women entrepreneurs

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau named Tuesday a well-known Quebec entrepreneur and media personality Daniele Henkel as Canada’s representative to a World Bank group that works to promote women entrepreneurship in developing countries. The Morocco-born self-made millionaire and the former» 

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Understanding Canada’s feminist international development policy

The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will mark its second anniversary of coming to power on Nov. 4. Trudeau made the promise of Canada’s re-engagement with the world one of the hallmarks of his new foreign policy. International» 

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International development groups welcome Canada’s $241.5M family planning funding pledge

International development and aid groups are welcoming Canada’s commitment to spend up to $241.5 million to support projects that will provide “critical sexual and reproductive health services,” filling some of the void left behind by the Trump administration. International Development» 

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Canada’s development aid in Africa driven by compassion and self-interest: minister

Canada’s re-engagement with Africa is driven as much by compassion and the great need for humanitarian assistance in the region as by self-interest, says International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau. On her most recent trip to the region last week, Bibeau» 

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Canada puts women and girls at centre of new feminist foreign aid policy

The Liberal government launched its long-awaited international assistance policy on Friday hoping to position Canada as a champion of gender equality on the world stage. However, the plan, called the Feminist International Assistance Policy, did not announce any new development»