Canada should close the foreign aid gap: Editorial

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government talks boldly about “strengthening Canada’s place in the world,” it’s not empty rhetoric. Ottawa is throwing a fair whack of cash at some of the world’s pressing problems.

Trudeau has pledged $2.65 billion, for example, to help developing countries tackle climate change. Ottawa is spending another $1.6 billion to help ease the crises in Iraq and Syria. There’s $680 million budgeted to resettle Syrian refugees here. And $100 million to the United Nations to help people displaced by war.

Source: the star