Building a better world

Canada must make a commitment to invest more in global initiatives

The Global Fund sounds like another boring initiative, until you put a face to the success of this program. One need only google the name Loyce Maturu to realize that Canada’s investment in the Global Fund is one of the most important investments we could ever make.

Millions of lives have been saved, and Loyce’s life is among them – a life well worth saving. I am proud to be Canadian and to know that we fund this initiative. If we are truly back on the world stage, let us show some leadership by increasing our ODA (Official Development Assistance) and making the commitment to reach 0.7 per cent of GNI (Gross National Income) within the next few years.

The 2017 budget is upcoming. Let us rattle the cages of our MPs and remind them that a better world for all will, in the end, benefit Canadians.

Connie Lebeau

 

Victoria

 

 

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