Canada Won’t Fund Abortion In Cases Of War Rape, Child Marriage

Industry Minister Christian Paradis speaks at a news conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press

The Conservative government’s position on the matter was unclear last week after it backed initiatives to tackle sexual violence and forced marriages at the United Nations. But Paradis says the government’s policy would follow the same logic as that behind Canada’s $3-billion G8 funding commitment for maternal and child health no money should go towards abortion services. At the time, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said none of the those dollars would go toward abortion services because there were enough other worthy initiatives to support. “We’ve been clear in Muskoka, so you can think the same logic will apply here,” Paradis told reporters after a speech Friday. “There are plenty of measures that can be taken and Muskoka demonstrated that and we’ll follow it in a consistent way with Muskoka.” That’s a change from comments made by the president of the Canadian International Development Agency in 2010. While Canada has never directly funded abortions, Margaret Biggs told a committee that the agency would continue to fund aid groups who might provide referrals for abortion services. CIDA was folded into the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade earlier this year. An upcoming report to the UN Security Council from Secretary General Ban-Ki moon is expected to recommend access to abortion services for pregnancies resulting from rape during conflict, according to the Global Justice Center in New York. Speech to UN Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird delivered a speech to the United Nations last week calling for more action on child and forced marriages. He also publicly backed a British initiative condemning sexual violence during conflict. Ottawa pledged $5 million in the spring to help victims of this kind of sexual violence. So far, nearly $1 million has gone to a family hotline in Afghanistan which refers victims to legal, medical and psychological help. Paradis said further details on how Canada will address both issues will be announced in due course. The British government explicitly said earlier this year that its development budget can be used to provide abortion care where allowed by national laws.

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The industry has accounted for 7.5 percent of Canadian output growth since 2007, and its employees earn 50 percent more than the economy-wide average wage, according to Industry Canada data . Novel Products Canada will rely on these types of companies to conjure up new products and services, to find novel uses for existing products and to develop new markets, according to a 2011 panel report on business innovation for the government that was led by Tom Jenkins , chairman of Open Text Corp., a business software company based in Waterloo that draws its name from a text-search technology developed through a University of Waterloo project. These fruits of innovation are the tools that will ensure Canadas success in the twenty-first century. Economic expansion has slowed since late 2011, hobbled by weak global demand for the countrys exports. Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Tiff Macklem cut the banks growth forecast for the rest of the year earlier this week, and said a rotation of growth toward investment and exports has proved elusive. For policy makers like Macklem and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty , BlackBerry is a company that had been doing all the right things — spending on innovation and focusing on faster-growing emerging markets like Indonesia and Brazil . Even there, sales have soured. Revenue from Latin America plunged 62 percent last quarter from a year earlier, and sales in the Asia-Pacific region tumbled 28 percent. Obamas CrackBerry In its prime, BlackBerry produced a smartphone so cool and addictive it was nicknamed the CrackBerry, with high-profile devotees like U.S. President Barack Obama . Its stock peaked at $147.55 in June 2008. The company created high-paying jobs in Waterloo, where almost 9 percent of the citys adult population earned C$100,000 or more in 2010, more than triple the countrys median income. BlackBerrys hometown, Waterloo, has a population of just under 100,000. The city and surrounding region has grown 15 percent in the past 10 years according to Statistics Canada , faster than the countrys 11 percent growth. Employment has risen 10.6 percent since the end of the recession, compared with a national average of 5.7 percent.