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POLICY - INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau's office says Canada has made 'significant progress' towards achieving the targets set out in the Feminist International Assistance Policy announced last June. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

‘Ambitious’ feminist aid targets potential victim of Liberal ‘gender washing,’ says report

'If Canada actually achieves these targets smoothly, we should seriously question that,' says researcher Aniket Bhushan.
We see a tremendous degree of value in working with companies to inform and support improvements in their practices.
The Trudeau government is stealthily trying to water down the already weak Official Development Assistance Accountability Act rather than strengthen it.
Bill Schaper, director of public policy at Imagine Canada, said his group organized a lobbying blitz to push for sweeping reforms that would modernize regulations governing the charitable sector.
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Canada is well aware that our own Indigenous communities still have unequal access to services related to sexual and reproductive health and basic health infrastructure.
A right-wing anti-immigration party has the potential to be the kingmaker in a hung Parliament after last month’s election.
The feds should boost support for women’s empowerment if they want to meet their Feminist International Assistance Policy targets.
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The challenge is great in a country devastated by a decade of civil war and an Ebola outbreak in 2014.
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