The Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is urging the Canadian government to increase spending on international assistance. In a recent report which was the subject of an article in the Globe and Mail, the OECD says Canada should, "...increase foreign aid flows in line with its renewed engagement." The chair of the committee that prepared the report adds, "It is important now to set out a path to increase weight to Canada's global advocacy role". In other words, like many civil society organizations in Canada, they are saying that it is time we "walk the talk" when it comes to investing in international assistance. Click here to read the full Globe and Mail article.
The Bigger than our Borders campaign , https://www.biggerthanourborders.ca/ which GRAN has recently joined, is building a movement of Canadian supporters to encourage our government to increase its spending on Canadian aid.