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CUPE economist Toby Sanger had this to say about federal budget allocations for international assistance on Feb. 26:

“The 2008 Budget states that Canadians are a compassionate and generous people when it comes to international assistance, but doesn’t provide a cent more in funding for the world’s poorest. In fact, the budget plans cuts to existing CIDA and IDRC programs to fund previously announced commitments in this area.

“A Better Choice:

Putting international development assistance on track to reach 0.7 per cent [of our gross national product for international development] within 10 years could be achieved with $2.5 billion over three years.”