I was shocked to read about Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s plan to gut Canada’s foreign aid contribution, which is already far lower than most developed nations. This came about as the U.S. renewed their funding to the Global Fund for HIV, TB and Malaria by the tune of almost five billion. As the vice-president recently said: “The United States has a moral obligation to lead the world in confronting the pandemic of HIV/AIDS.” When U.S. President Donald Trump’s America shows a greater commitment to internationalism and the world’s poor than Canada, you know something is terribly wrong in the Conservatives’ plan.
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