It's not what we fund, but how we fund it

Last week, as G8 development ministers gathered for their meeting in Halifax, the Canadian government tried its best to give us that warm, fuzzy feeling, selling the public the idea that Canada is still a moral leader in combating global poverty. They pointed to their signature child and maternal health-care initiative, trumpeting Canada's steadfast commitment to save the lives of mothers and young children particularly in poverty-stricken Africa.

James Haga
Published: Wednesday, 05/05/2010 12:00 am EDT

Last week, as G8 development ministers gathered for their meeting in Halifax, the Canadian government tried its best to give us that warm, fuzzy feeling, selling the public the idea that Canada is still a moral leader in combating global poverty. They pointed to their signature child and maternal health-care initiative, trumpeting Canada's steadfast commitment to save the lives of mothers and young children particularly in poverty-stricken Africa.

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