Anisa Gourate and her son, Muhammad, pose in 2015 on their farm near Jijiga, Ethiopia. Aid from Canada’s government comes with conditions, many that are based on progressive ideology of the current federal government. (Photo: Michael Swan)

The new colonialism

From the heady days of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appointment of a gender-equitable cabinet, “because it’s 2015,” through to its intimate ties with Canada 2020, a self-described “upstart think-tank for Canada’s progressive community,” the Trudeau government prides itself for its progressive bona fides. To listen to the media scrum comments of Liberal ministers is to...

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