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New nationwide poll: Majority of Liberals, New Democrats want leaders to commit to reversing cuts to foreign aid

A new Innovative Research Group telephone poll for ONE, a global advocacy organization of 7 million members working to end extreme poverty and preventable disease in Africa and around the world, showed that while voters remain predictably split on the 19-percent reduction in foreign aid during leaner economic times, 54 percent of Liberals and 59 percent of New Democrats would be more likely to support a party that commits to reversing recent foreign aid cuts.

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ONE Action applauds Mulcair for committing to reverse trend in foreign aid cuts

“ONE Action agrees with Mr. Mulcair that Canada can and should increase its foreign assistance spending, and appreciates his interest in putting Canada on a track for getting Canada’s foreign aid investment to 0.7 percent. After years of cuts to the foreign assistance budget, getting up to even half of that would be welcome progress.”

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ONE celebrates adoption of historic new Global Goals for Sustainable Development

“The adoption of the Global Goals is a truly historic occasion, amounting to the world’s biggest promise to itself since the global settlement at the end of World War II. Ours can be the generation that ends extreme poverty and fights inequality; and the last to be threatened by climate change. That amounts to both an audacious challenge and an incredible opportunity.”

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