The Government of Canada’s 2020 pre-budget consultations process is now underway and Canadians are invited to participate to help the government make an informed decision on where the money should go based on feedback from the electorate. By participating in the process, you can ensure that international development is included in the recommendations. While the Liberals committed to Canada doing its fair share by 2030, Canada remains one of the worst performing high-income nations on aid. To keep on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we must increase our spending on Canadian aid. A minority government means we have a particularly unique opportunity to make an ambitious ask and realize success.
The ask: Canada to increase Canadian aid from 0.28% of gross national income (GNI) to 0.4% by 2025, representing an 18% increase of spending each year.
Canada's Department of Finance currently doesn't have an end date for the consultations, so now is the time to act! Individuals and stakeholders are invited to submit their ideas as soon as possible.