Letter to the Editor: Canada should get serious about world aid commitment

Letter to the Editor: Sustainable Development Goals.

Editor:

‘SDGs’ — what, exactly, does that stand for?

With so many acronyms out there these days, it is hard to keep up. Is it a financial institution? A disease?

Actually, SDG’s are ‘Sustainable Development Goals.’ In 2015, more than 190 world leaders committed to 17 ‘SDG’s’ to help us all end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change.

While these goals may seem lofty, in fact our survival or our progeny depends upon striving to live by these goals.

How can we, as individuals, contribute to a better world?

Simply by letting our leaders know that we need to implement policies which are compatible with the SDG’s.

Canada has had a reputation for reaching the hardest to reach and helping those most at risk, but we are falling behind in our commitment.

If Canada truly is back, let’s show the world by contributing more to International Aid.

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, could you please have a word with our lovely Prime Minister?

We would truly appreciate it.

Connie Lebeau

Victoria, B.C.

 

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