Budget 2017 has failed to provide the predictable investment needed to
increase Canadian leadership internationally and contribute to the realization of the United Nations’
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says a group of Canadian civil society organizations.
The new Budget proposes no new increase to the International Assistance Envelope (IAE) — the funding used
for Canada’s poverty reduction programs overseas. This is in spite of the Government’s commitment in last
year’s budget that Budget 2017 would be informed by the outcomes of the International Assistance Review. Read full release here
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