Federal election reaction from Canada's largest international NGO

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  • Need to emphasize innovative solutions
  • Government must continue to lead the charge in improving the health of mothers and children
World Vision Canada President Michael Messenger offers a course for Canada's commitment to international development. 
(October 19, 2015)
MISSISSAUGA, ON - As the election results become known, it's important to highlight the interest that Canadians expressed in global affairs during this campaign. Canada needs to build on its commitment to measures that improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable children, according to World Vision, Canada's largest international relief, development and advocacy organization. 

"World Vision looks forward to working with the Canadian government to support global development goals. Canadians are a compassionate people and they want our country to be a champion for children around the world --- that must be at the heart of our government's international agenda." 
-Michael Messenger, President, World Vision Canada 

"Together we need to emphasize innovative solutions and new commitments that reach further than ever before to help the most vulnerable people in the world's toughest places. The government must continue to lead the charge in improving the health of mothers and children. Our country needs to address the child labour hidden in our supply chains. And Canada needs to ensure that its humanitarian aid is impartial, independent and based on need." 
-Michael Messenger, President, World Vision Canada