MP Oliphant the right choice to lead Canada’s new Africa strategy
Liberal MP Rob Oliphant should resist pressures to keep treating Africa either as a charity case or as a tool for Canada’s monetary and geo-political goals.
Rob Oliphant, parliamentary secretary to Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, was tapped to lead Canada in developing an Africa strategy. He has been a tenacious voice for the continent, but will face challenges, writes Bhagwant Sandhu. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade