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Thursday, March 30, 2023
Letter: Canada has a responsibility to our planet’s climate
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Dear editor:

Climate change is one main contributor to the creation of the cycle of poverty, which has been sustained throughout multiple generations.

It is great that Canada intervenes with emergency funds in times of crisis.

But the ongoing issues contributing to the cycle of poverty also need to be funded to reach the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Impoverished communities at a greater risk of being affected by climate change deserve quality investments in health and access to education that will help mitigate this vulnerability.

As budget 2023 develops, I think Canada is responsible for taking action toward the  Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Canada has a crucial role in ensuring a better world for all and international assistance is one important tool to help get us there.

Predictable increases to the International Assistance Envelope are key, so I call for an increase of $1.9 billion within the next three years in the upcoming budget.

With Canada’s ability to provide international assistance, developing countries will have the monetary funds and support to reverse the cycle of poverty. It is possible, but only if there is political will.

Muskaan Waraich
Student, Brock University

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