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Where’s the money?: Questions loom over need for better foreign policy funding

By Neil Moss      

'Compared to our GDP, our aid budget has really shrunk,' says former Canadian diplomat Gilles Rivard. 'Countries notice that at the United Nations.'

Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne told reporters on June 17, after a failed vote to get on the Security Council, that the focal points of Canada's campaign, including climate change and gender equality, were well-received by other UN member states. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Following Canada’s failure to win a seat on the UN Security Council, foreign affairs experts and former diplomats are raising the concern that funding for Global Affairs is insufficient despite budget increases over the last four years.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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