Heretic thoughts on 0.7, the foreign aid Holy Grail
For far too long, it’s been a third rail of Canadian foreign policy. It’s time to return to what the original thinking was behind the goal.
International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has refused to commit to spending 0.7 per cent of gross national income on foreign aid. Maybe that shouldn't be the goal anyway, argues Andrew Caddell.The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade