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e-1164 (International development and aid)

Initiated by Stuart Hickox from Ottawa, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • 130 million girls are currently out of school around the world -- almost 4 times the population of Canada -- a tragic waste of human potential;
  • Canada currently only contributes about 2 cents a day per Canadian on global education;
  • Every dollar invested in education creates a return of $10 in earnings and health benefits in low-income countries;
  • If every girl in sub-Saharan Africa completed a primary education, maternal mortality could fall by a dramatic 70%; and
  • An additional year of schooling for girls results in a 12% increase in wages.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to fulfill Canada’s responsibility, as established by the international Education Commission, to ensure that girls everywhere have access to quality education. Specifically, to increase Canada’s investment in global education by 2 cents per day per Canadian (an increase of USD$632 million over three years) by 2020.
Government response tabled on December 13, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-43-11)
Open for signature
June 27, 2017, at 12:52 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
October 25, 2017, at 12:52 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Anita Vandenbeld (Ottawa West—Nepean)
November 2, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01781)
Government response tabled
December 13, 2017
Photo - Arnold Chan
Liberal Caucus
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