As Canadians mark International Development Week, they ought to know that it’s often through volunteers for foreign-aid groups that Canada is represented to poorer countries.
Bui Vai Nguyen, 24, with his 11-month-old daughter, Bui Thi Thao, and 19-year-old wife, Bui Thi Phuong, in their home in rural northern Vietnam on Oct. 31, 2014. The family received help from MACDI, funded by a Canadian government-supported non-governmental organization. Aid is often the face of Canada abroad, writes John Longhurst. The Hill Times photograph by Carl Meyer
What is Canada’s face to the world—hockey? Tim Hortons? Mounties?
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