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Mike’s Work: International Development

Shadow Minister for International Development

As many of Mike’s constituents will know, he has been named the Shadow Minister for International Development. During our time in Government, Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party understood that no woman should have to choose between herself and her baby. Mike remains dedicated to ensuring the Liberal Government continues to make this issue a top priority.

Reaching the most vulnerable mothers and children in developing countries is vital. In addition, things such as clean water and vaccinations —which we often take for granted— are desperately needed in many regions of the world. And without them, the health of countless human beings lies in jeopardy.

This need for basic provisions is magnified when dealing with expecting mothers and newborn children. Without adequate health care services many mothers and children die each year. Mike has had the privilege of visiting Tanzania with World Vision. On this trip he saw first-hand the benefits of Canada’s support to MNCH initiatives.

International DevelopmentNews
March 11, 2020

Mike Co-Hosts CARE Canada Breakfast on Parliament Hill

Yesterday, Mike had the privilege of co-hosting and speaking at the CARE Canada breakfast reception with Parliamentarians and international development leaders in Ottawa. The theme of the event was 'She…
International DevelopmentNews
February 6, 2020

Mike’s Statement for International Development Week

Yesterday, Mike presented a one-minute statement, for International Development Week, on the lasting impact of Stephen Harper's leadership on global maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). You can view his…
International DevelopmentMNCHNews
March 5, 2019

Mike Hosts Roundtable with Andrew Scheer

Yesterday, it was Mike's pleasure to host a roundtable meeting with Opposition Leader, Andrew Scheer, and the heads of Canada's biggest international development organizations, in Toronto. The meeting was a…
International DevelopmentMNCHNews
February 8, 2019

International Development Week Reception

Yesterday, Mike attended Together for Gender Equality: A Celebration of Canadian Contributions to Development, an event recognizing the great work Canadian organizations are doing around the world. The event is…
International DevelopmentMNCHNews
February 7, 2019

Mike Attends Event in Support of Global Polio Eradication Initiative

As part of International Development Week, Mike attended an event to discuss the eradication of polio, worldwide. The event was hosted by UNICEF and Rotary International, two members of the…
International DevelopmentMNCHNews
October 24, 2018

World Polio Day

Today, on World Polio Day, Mike made the following one-minute statement in the Canadian House of Commons: "Today is World Polio Day, a day to shine a spotlight on international efforts…
International DevelopmentMNCHNews
September 1, 2017

Mike Joins Parliamentary Delegation to Ghana and the Gambia

Last week, Mike joined an all-party parliamentary delegation on a bilateral mission to Ghana and The Gambia, as part of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association (CAPA). This was Mike's third trip…
International DevelopmentMNCHNews
August 31, 2017

Mike Takes on Expanded International Development Role

Today, the Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Scheer, announced the Conservative team that will make up the Official Opposition's Shadow Cabinet. Shadow Ministers are assigned to specific portfolios and offer…
International DevelopmentMNCHNews
June 8, 2017

The Power of Education to Empower a Generation

Education has the power to unlock the potential of millions of girls and boys, but unfortunately too many children are still denied access to quality education. To put a spotlight on this…
International DevelopmentMNCHNews
May 2, 2017

Mighty Peace Day Draws Crowds in Grande Prairie

This afternoon, Mike and Jaden had the opportunity to speak to over 3,500 youth at Mighty Peace Day in Grande Prairie, Alberta. The mission of the event is to 'empower youth…
International DevelopmentMNCHNews
May 5, 2016

Celebrating Mothers at Mom-Mentum

On May 5, Mike celebrated the world’s mothers at Mom-mentum, a Mother’s Day Tea organized by the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. The tea showcased the initiatives…
International DevelopmentMNCHNews
May 29, 2014

MNCH Summit Reinforces Canada’s Commitment

At the 2014 Summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health held in Toronto in May, Prime Minister Stephen Harper outlined the Conservative Government’s reason for a renewed commitment to the…