Is Canada really back? International development sector’s expectations shortchanged in Budget 2016
March 22, 2016
Ottawa – March 22, 2016. The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is disappointed by the modest increase in aid investments included in the federal budget unveiled today. After five years of significant decline in Canada’s investments for addressing global development challenges, and commitments made by the Liberal Party of Canada during the last election campaign, expectations were high to see the government reverse that decline. While the amounts committed for 2016 and 2017, of $128 million per year, do strengthen Canada’s position on the global stage in the short-term, they are not enough to position Canada as a leader on the global stage in the long term. All the details here
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