Its closure weakens the Canadian struggle against global poverty.
In the potential conflict between the interests of developing-country partners and Canada, whose are the priority? The government must clarify its approach.
Canada has never been a leader when it comes to foreign aid volume. The current level of Canada's aid contribution has never been near the international target of 0.7 per cent of gross national product, reached regularly by the Scandinavian countries and the Netherlands; and it will drop in coming years as the Government's decision to freeze aid spending comes into effect.