December 16, 2021 – Following the Fall Economic Statement presented earlier this week by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released the Ministerial Mandate Letters for his Cabinet. Mandate Letters are presented to each Cabinet Minister as an outline of the overarching government priorities for the legislative session, as well as specific directives to each Minister on the key work and issues for their individual portfolios. The Mandate Letters build on what was already outlined by the Prime Minister in his Speech from the Throne earlier this year.
Minister of International Development: A continued focus on global COVID-19 recovery and strengthening international assistance
The Government emphasised focus on global COVID-19 recovery as part of its pandemic strategy continuing to stress the importance of meeting Canada’s existing global vaccine commitment “by donating at least 200 million vaccine doses to vulnerable populations around the world through COVAX by the end of 2022 and providing additional funding for enhanced testing and vaccine production capacity in developing countries.”
Some of the other key highlights from the letter included:
Minister of Women and Gender Equality: integrating gender equality and a feminist recovery across all government work
The Government remains committed to ensuring public policies are informed and developed through an intersectional lens including the application of gender based analysis (GBA+) across government activities, while continuing to enhance the tool with an intersectional lens across other marginalised groups.
Some of the key highlights from the mandate letter included:
CanWaCH and the Equal Futures Network (EFN) welcome these commitments from the Government and look forward to working with Canada on continuing to activate and expand support for international development and global health and the implementation of a feminist recovery here at home and around the world.
December 16, 2021
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