In his column in the National Post on June 14, Terry Glavin writes about Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy. Glavin says, “It's easy to dismiss Trudeau's 'feminist foreign aid' plan as virtue signalling. Easy, but wrong,” He goes on to say, “What the Trudeau government is proposing is not frivolous. Two years ago, the McKinsey Global Institute produced a ground-breaking study reckoning that $12 trillion could be added to the world’s GDP by advancing the cause of women’s equality. The McKinsey study built on the work of numerous scholars that shows how women’s equality is the most significant predictor of a country’s stability.”
To read Glavin’s full column, click here.
To read Global Affairs Canada’s backgrounder on the new feminist policy, click here.
And you can find further information about the McKinsey study, by clicking here.