Ottawa, ON (October 22, 2019) – The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), Canada’s national association representing Canadian organizations working globally in sustainable development and humanitarian assistance, congratulates the Liberal Party of Canada for winning the federal election yesterday.  

CCIC would like to thank the Liberal Party of Canada for taking the time to answer our questionnaire to federal parties and share its stance and priorities relative to international development and foreign policy matters. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with the Government of Canada on these issues moving forward. We hope to see real increases in investments relative to Gross National Income which would allow for Canada’s impact to match the ambition of its progressive policies. 

CCIC has appreciated positive and productive relations with the Government of Canada, including strong working relationships with Ministers Marie-Claude Bibeau and Maryam Monsef. In the last few years, the government set ambitious targets through its Feminist International Assistance Policy to focus Canada’s international assistance on supporting gender equality as an essential element of sustainable development. This policy has tremendous potential to deliver lasting positive change for people around the world. CCIC hopes the Government of Canada will continue to engage with civil society organizations to establish the frameworks needed to achieve the objectives set in the policy. 

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Canada’s support for development cooperation is a measure of the importance it places on being a leader and doing its fair share in the world. CCIC looks forward to continue working with the Government of Canada to improve Canada’s international assistance, as part of how Canada can be a global leader in a fast changing and interconnected world.

Nicolas Moyer

President and CEO, Canadian Council for International Co-operation

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About the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) 
The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is Canada’s national association representing international development and humanitarian organizations. Together with our member organizations, CCIC seeks to end global poverty and to promote social justice and human dignity for all. CCIC is committed to making this goal a public priority and to encouraging the actions necessary to make a poverty-free world a reality.  

 Media Contact:
Thida Ith, Media and Communications Officer
tith@ccic.ca / Phone: (613) 241-7007 ext. 343/ Cell phone: (437) 779-0883