Canada’s aid cut, geopolitical stances challenge ‘pragmatic’ pivot to Global South


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The Canadian Press Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said this fall that Canada needs to better reflect the needs of developing countries and have closer ties with states where the majority of the world's population lives. But analysts say it will be hard for Canada to rise to that challenge as the Liberals cut back on aid and its foreign service, combined with stances on geopolitics that grate people in what is often called the Global South. "Canada still has not left that rather comfortable framework that we had in the Cold War," said Pablo Heidrich, a Carleton University professor...