International Responsibilities Social Welfare
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|Every nation has the right and the obligation to limit its population and its consumption to sustainable levels. The welfare of future generations must be taken into account as policies are being developed. Each country must determine its own population/consumption trade-off as it works toward environmental balance.
As the western nation which has broken its Kyoto agreement to the greatest degree, Canada must begin to take its global environmental responsibilities seriously.
Canada must not only stop exporting pollution and climate change via air and water emissions but we must stop shipping industrial waste and dirty industries to less developed nations while we continue to consume the "clean" finished product.
An increase of 20 million in the Canadian population is the environmental equivalent of adding 100 million people in the least developed countries. Canada must act as an example and become a resource of support and expertise for those nations who are committed to environmental sustainability.
In 2016, Canada’s level of international aid is 1/3 of the UN standard level and 1/6 that of the Scandinavian countries which donate 1.5% of their GDP.
International aid should berealaid and not simply a program of expansion for Canadian business. The real long-term welfare of the receiving nations should form the core of our aid efforts.
Draining well-trained professionals from third world countries where they are critically needed to avoid the cost of educating and training our own youth should be stopped.
Canada cannot absorb the problems of the world, but we can help solve them through leadership.
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