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Why does Canada’s foreign aid policy keep stumbling? Social Sharing


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s last overseas trip before the pandemic struck was to Africa.

His first stop was Ethiopia, the top recipient of Canadian aid in the world. There he praised Nobel Peace Prize winner President Abiy Ahmed, citing his “leadership,” the reforms he had brought forward and the way the PM saw the president “pulling Ethiopians together.”

This month, Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau had to call his Ethiopian counterpart to express “Canada’s deep concern regarding credible reports of human rights violations and abuses” in the Tigray region.

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