Mulcair promises abortion funding for foreign-aid projects - 2015-05-12
The NDP would reverse a controversial Conservative policy that prohibits the use of Canadian foreign aid to fund safe abortions in low-income countries, Thomas Mulcair says.
Mr. Mulcair made the comments in a speech to non-governmental organizations and development experts during a conference in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday. The NDP leader also said the party would increase overall funding for development assistance and ensure that poverty alleviation remains at the centre of Canadian aid efforts.
The conference, hosted by the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals and the Canadian Council for International Co-operation, invited political parties to discuss their positions on foreign aid ahead of the next federal election.