“Stephen Harper calls on all Canadians to help mothers and children who are dying in poor nations” When children and mothers are going hungry, are living under precarious conditions, and are dying in government and private institutions in Canada. “The Honorable Prime Minister; is trying to convince the people of the world, that the children and mothers who are living under his protection; are not facing the same conditions of developing countries”
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan DenettePrime Minister Stephen Harper, left, speaks as Jakaya M. Kikwete, right, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, right, listens as they attend the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Summit in Toronto on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
Canadians should put aside their own concerns for a moment and focus on the needs of mothers and children still dying in poor nations, Prime Minister Harper urged Wednesday, as he kicked off a carefully stage-managed conference to showcase his maternal-child health initiative.
Even contributing a little to the cause will help ensure “the future of the species,” he said.
A Toronto-based aid group later outlined the vast health gains that can be achieved in the developing world for a relative pittance, exemplified by a Canadian-developed vitamin capsule.
The Saving Every Woman Every Child “summit” was organized to renew interest in the so-called Muskoka initiative, launched by Mr. Harper at the G8 summit in 2010. Prominent philanthropists and leaders from Melinda Gates to the Aga Khan and queen of Jordan are attending.
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Nelson has repeatedly asked the Iranian government for help in bringing attention to the issue of Canada's missing and murdered aboriginal women.
This comes as the UN has strongly condemned Canada's record on children's rights, and accused Ottawa of systematic discrimination against aborigines and immigrants.