Random GPC Policy of the Day: Eliminating Poverty

Today’s Random Green Party Policy of the Day from Vision Green is page 110:

“Poverty is fatal. An estimated fifty thousand people die from poverty-related causes every day. The situation for children under 5 is worse. Ever three seconds a child in poverty dies.

Canadians have rallied to Make Poverty History. In 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit, Canada re-committed to increasing Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) to 0.7% of our gross domestic product (GDP). This commitment represented a target set by Canada three decades earlier…

Based on 2009 announcements, government aid commitments may be increasing, but transparency is missing. It is clear, however, that under the Harper government, the development priorities have shifted more than usual, and they were always influenced by non-poverty concerns, to strategic priorities. Currently, the largest recipient of Canadian aid is Afghanistan…

We will ensure our commitments for the provision of HIV/AIDS retroviral drugs for Africa is fulfilled, and that AFrica will be a significant focus of our development priorities. This will include support for African plans for adaptation to the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change in Africa.

Green Party MPs will:

- Prioritize the restructuring of ODA delivery while making responsible and consistent increases that will achieve the target of 0.7% of GDP within a decade…

- Fulfill our commitments for the provision of HIV/AIDS retroviral drugs to Africa.”

Quick Translation: We have the ability to end poverty, a goal we have committed to for decades and ignored. The Green Party keeps its commitments – at home and internationally.

Won’t it feel great to vote Green!

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