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Federal Budget Finally Turns Development Talk Into Action

In the 2015 federal budget, the Canadian government announced its intention to create a $300-million initiative to encourage private investment, job creation and growth that will fight extreme poverty in developing countries. Canada is the last G7 country to create a public arm to support private investment in development. Some of our counterparts have been in this business for over 50 years, doing good and making money at the same time.This initiative looks even tardier when one considers that successive Canadian governments since the early Trudeau era have bandied about the idea of creating a public entity to catalyze more private capital for development.
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Canada Giving UNICEF $5M

SURREY, B.C. - The Harper government is setting aside $5 million for UNICEF to address humanitarian needs in Somalia.International Development Minister Christian Paradis says the funding will help imp...