01.27.2017 08:12 PM

This is our government – acting (finally) like a sovereign government


Canada will increase its funding to international organizations that provide abortion-related services after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order blocking American funding for those services.

“Women’s rights is too important for us to make a compromise on that.” – Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister for International Development, on whether the Trudeau government is fearful of angering Trump.

In an interview with As It Happens guest host Helen Mann on Friday, Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau said the Liberal government would support a Dutch-led initiative to fund international programs supporting women’s reproductive health.

“I think that restricting the access to abortion does not reduce abortion. It only increases the number of unsafe abortions and it endangers the lives of women,” Bibeau said.


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    Charlie says:

    What it actually is, is the inevitable collapse of the United States on the international stage an the emergence of Canada to fill in that leadership vacuum.

    We all knew this was going to happen with Trump; his main objective is to recede America back into pre-WW2 prominence — which is to say, not much. With Trump happy to yield to key strategic ground to Putin and make decisions that result in self-inflicting wounds, the US will no longer be a reliable ally. This is something that intelligence officials have already been signalling to other across ally-nations. The United States will no longer be a leader but a caricature of what Russians see Americans as.

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    tf says:

    Thank you Netherlands and Canada!
    May we be able to work together outside the wall that the USA builds around itself.
    Let them suffer inside there while we build a safe and environmentally sustainable world without them; the American citizens can thank us later.

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    Ronald O'Dowd says:


    Abortion isn’t really about abortion. Rather, it’s all about men trying to control women’s lives.

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