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International, Politics

Aid groups urge Trudeau to boost international development spending

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to jet off to Africa on Thursday to “promote trade and investment” and rally support for Canada’s bid for a rotating UN Security Council seat, development groups are urging the Liberal government to walk »

Federal election 2019, International, Politics

Conservatives promise to slash Canada’s foreign aid by 25 per cent

A Conservative government would slash Canada’s foreign aid spending by 25 per cent, withholding international assistance from developed countries such as Italy and Brazil and focusing it instead on the poorest countries, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced Tuesday. Speaking in »

International, Politics

Budget 2018: Canada’s foreign aid spending remains below OECD average

Despite a welcome boost in the amount of money Ottawa spends on foreign aid, the newly unveiled Liberal budget puts Canada’s international development assistance well below the average spent by its peers in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development »

International, Politics

Canada’s official development assistance shrinks: OECD report

While international development aid reached a new peak of $142.6 billion US in 2016, Canada’s contribution to international development assistance has actually shrunk under the Trudeau government, according to a new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development »

International, Politics, Society

Canada’s foreign aid spending is ‘relatively low’ and ‘declining’, concedes government

In a confidential briefing memo prepared for International Development Minister Christian Paradis and obtained by the Canadian Press, Canada’s government recognizes that it is falling considerably short when it comes to investing in foreign aid. While the United Nations’ target »