Last month, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau was interviewed for the television program Les Coulisses du pouvoir. I congratulate her for wanting to raise Canada’s official development assistance, to centre it toward the poorest countries, and to diversify support for women and girls in the Global South. Minister Bibeau was asked if she intended to raise ODA to 0.7 per cent of Canada’s gross national income, in accordance to the commitment taken at the UN almost 50 years ago. In 2005 this
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