Sajjan’s mandate offers welcome focus on education in Canada’s international development policy
Sajjan’s pathway to empower women and girls is 'specifically through education' is an important and welcome detail from his mandate letter, aligning with civil society calls for greater Canadian investments in the education sector and the request to elevate the issue to become a top foreign aid policy priority.
Minister of International Development Harjit Sajjan holds a media availability after being sworn into the post on Oct. 26, 2021, after serving as defence minister since 2015. As expected, Sajjan's December mandate letter sets his priority as supporting developing countries in their fight against COVID-19, including supporting their health systems and economic recovery, writes Scott Walter. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade