Canada's partners in the G8 have endorsed Prime Minister Stephen Harper's plan to focus the foreign aid of rich nations on saving the lives of new mothers and their young children in the developing world.
Foreign aid to poor countries has come under fire from a range of academics and economists in recent years who say too much aid is wasted by humanitarian bureaucracies, misused by corrupt local governments, and funnelled into ineffective programs.- The Vancouver Sun April 28, 2010
Demand better accountability for the money sent overseas is a change from previous governments . Canadians have demostrated a willingness to help.
Many of us understood the political games in Ottawa were not about saving lives, it was about dividing parliament and destructive politics. A large number of us have been calling for a priority on real measurable targets. Will the opposition continue to play games or will they help in resolving issues around maternal health.
Clean drinking water, food security. CanadianSense April 14, 2010.