OTTAWA – CELADA is pleased to announce that a small subgroup of its members had the opportunity to meet with Hélène Laverdière, the Official Opposition Critic for International Cooperation and the Deputy Critic for Foreign Affairs. In this meeting, held on Oct. 22nd, 2013, they were able to draw attention to the issue of land grabs, its impacts in the African context and the CELADA mandate.
Our members were particularly interested in highlighting the fact that Canada is relatively behind with respect to its Western counterparts when it comes to supporting some of the global initiatives to end land grabs. As such, Mme Laverdière was able to propose various options for action which CELADA will be pursuing in order to challenge this inertia and spur the current government into action.
Stay tuned for more updates on what these options for action will entail!