International Trade Canada Takes Home a Windfall in Liberal Election Mini Budget

With up to 20 new trade offices planned for China, development experts lament Canada's thick financial budget missed "last chance" for a generous aid package for poor countries.

Sarah McGregor
Published: Wednesday, 11/16/2005 12:00 am EST

The federal government's mini-budget unveiled this week was strong on trade but came as a disappointment to advocates of Canada's obligation to step up to a 0.7 per cent promised commitment to help the world's poorest.

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