Justin Trudeau has been a vocal advocate on women’s issues.
Our Prime Minister has been praised, both here and abroad, for his efforts to advance equality among men and women.
He’s been particularly effective advocating for the United Nations and other governments to do more to help women living in violent or oppressive conditions, particularly women in those parts of the world subjected to barbaric practices such as female genital mutilation or child and forced marriages.
We could not be more supportive of this sort of advocacy.
Canada can and should play a leadership role in advancing initiatives that foster real change in the lives of women globally.
However, we have real concerns with plans announced Tuesday by the Liberal government to hand $20 million over to the Clinton Foundation to “support projects that will provide critical sexual and reproduction health (SRH) services” around the world.
The initiative was created under the umbrella of the Clinton Foundation, formed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and prominently supported by both Hillary and daughter Chelsea Clinton.
The Clinton’s have earned millions from their association with the foundation, not from direct compensation, but through book and speaking tour fees.