Tories rejected departmental, diplomatic advice to join UN Vietnam program

Paradis told bureaucrats to hunt for ‘technical assistance’ options instead.

UN photo: Kibae Park
Girls from a local hill tribe laugh in Sapa, Vietnam in 2011. Gender-equitable growth was a focus area for a program the Conservative government rejected in 2013.
Carl Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 03/30/2016 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 04/05/2016 8:47 pm EDT

The minister in charge of Canada’s international aid in 2013 rejected a joint UN program with Vietnam that his own department and diplomats had recommended, documents show.

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