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
Point seven per cent.
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Unless Trudeau plans to be out on these streets, fighting against police brutality or in cabinet drafting legislation to curb police powers, his, and all the other white voices of his ilk, have no merit here.
'I do agree that things need to be implemented as quickly as possible. We could've done this a lot sooner. The good news is that we’re doing it now and announcing it today,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau.