Highlights / Marie-Claude Bibeau

International, Politics

Canada is unlikely to help UN food agency in Palestine, says Bibeau

Ottawa would be hard-pressed to step in and help fill part of a funding shortage that has forced the United Nations to scale back its support programs to vulnerable families in Palestine, says Canada’s international development minister. The World Food» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

Canada provides $62.5M to support Palestinian refugees

Canada will contribute up to $50 million over two years to the beleaguered UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees after the United States cut its aid, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced Friday. Ottawa will also provide up to $12.5» 

International, Politics

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» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada pledges $300M to Rohingya crisis, but remains vague on resettlement

Canada is pledging $300 million in foreign aid over the next three years to help the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority fleeing a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing in their native Myanmar, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and International Development Minister» 

International, Politics

Canada provides humanitarian assistance for Venezuelan refugees

Canada will provide $5.3 million in humanitarian assistance to Latin American and Caribbean countries that have sheltered hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan’s fleeing the political and humanitarian crisis being fuelled by the Maduro regime, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced» 

International, Politics

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» 

International, Politics

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» 

International, Politics

South Sudan famine averted but millions still face hunger

South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine following an increase in international aid, but the country is experiencing the most alarming levels of food insecurity in its history, according to a newly released United Nations report. According» 


Canada announces additional $86M to help South Sudan

Canada is contributing another $86 million to assist famine and war ravaged South Sudan, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced today. Bibeau made the announcement on the final day of her four-day trip to the world’s youngest country where millions» 

International, Politics

Canada invests in Colombian peace building efforts

Canada is stepping up its aid program to help peace building efforts in Colombia as the country emerges from nearly 50 years of civil war after the government and the largest rebel force signed a historic ceasefire last month. International»