Canada falling short on international aid, Victoria reader writes

Trudeau government lags behind even the Harper Conservatives in that department

Letter logo

How many people have sheepishly admitted that President George Bush is starting to look good under the circumstances?

North of the border, we can hardly make the same comparison, however. When it comes to international aid, Stephen Harper might outshine Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. While Mr. Trudeau is happy to pose with Malala Youfsafsai and offer honourary citizenship, his government is certainly not doing much by way of international aid for countries that need a boost to escape the cycle of poverty.

It is well documented that when girls are educated, they make better decisions for their families, which in turn betters their communities and their countries. Canadians have repeatedly expressed that they care deeply about the role that Canada plays on the international stage, and Malala specifically asked that we take a leadership role in helping girls become educated.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is starting to fall short on his campaign promises. The oft-quoted “We’re back” is losing the significance that it had when first quoted.

Connie Lebeau

Victoria

Just Posted

The 38th annual New Year Classic saw 172 players in 226 matches

New lights in Oak Bay tennis bubble illuminate local talent

Passengers bound for Victoria say Sunwing left them stranded in Abbotsford

Company says late arrival led to difficulties securing accommodation, transportation

Third Victoria person pricked by needle in past week

Police say this one appears to have been deliberately placed

UPDATE: Unlicensed teen driver found by Victoria police after Clover Point crash

Vehicle was found halfway down the hillside, occupants initially fled crash

Police in brief: Teens nabbed for pot smoking near Oak Bay cop shop

Yacht club thefts, fireworks found and wakeful arrest in Oak Bay this week

Community rallies behind Sooke boy with rare condition

Dozens called on government to cover cost of drug for six-year-old Landen Alexa

Senior randomly stabbed in B.C. mall food court

Woman arrested after victim, 71, suffers serious injuries

Cougars clipped by Bucs, remain tied for first in South

Victoria junior B puck squad neck and neck with Saanich

B.C. Liberal hopefuls begin final leadership push

Five MLAs, one outsider pitch policies to party members

Victoria hits the road after weekend wins over Kamloops

Western Hockey League club in Portland on Wednesday night

UPDATED: ‘Young, innocent’ teen hit during Vancouver shootout dies

15-year-old Coquitlam boy was in a car driving by the scene

Ontario man charged with selling Canadian’s usernames and passwords

Ontario man ran site that peddled billions of pieces of personal data: RCMP

Video: B.C. documentary features Okanagan ice climbing

First documentary for Penticton filmmaker captures elusive Okanagan ice climbing

David Emerson quits lumber talks as legal action begins

Former federal minister served as B.C. softwood trade point man

Most Read