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G7 is Canada’s chance to ‘galvanize’ action on feminist policy: World Vision

By Samantha Wright Allen      

World Vision and the NDP are calling on Canada to increase overseas aid in the next budget, but critics are skeptical of Liberals' ability to provide meaningful leadership on international development.

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, left, and the Liberal government are being criticized by Conservative Ziad Aboultaif, centre, and the NDP's Robert Aubin, right, who say the Liberals are not 'walking the talk' on their foreign aid policy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, The Hill Times file photo, and photograph courtesy of Robert Aubin

When Canada takes the stage as host of June’s G7 Summit, the Liberals should take advantage of the “international moment” to encourage action on education of girls in crisis, according to the head of World Vision Canada. But opposition critics warn any promises made would be coming from a government with a history of “not walking the talk.” The government could support a declaration to educate girls in humanitarian crisis, said Michael Messenger, president of World Vision, a

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