Aid strategy should involve immigrant communities

They understand the culture, bureaucracies; speak the language.

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International Development Minister Christian Paradis, back middle, meets with Canadians of Filipino, francophone African, Haitian, Moroccan and Vietnamese origin in Montreal on May 21.
Leonora C. Angeles
Published: Wednesday, 06/24/2015 12:00 am EDT

Canada is a major aid donor to developing countries, including some of our immigrants’ countries of origin. Yet immigrant communities in Canada have not had much of a role in development aid planning, and that’s a huge missed opportunity.

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