Canada watering down G8 African aid commitments: activists
Canada came under fire on the first day of the Group of Eight summit for lagging behind other G8 nations in delivering aid to the world's poorest countries.
Moreover, anti-poverty activists accused Canada of blocking a push by the United States to have the G8 leaders commit to improving health care in Africa.
"We're very concerned about the Canadians in particular," said Max Lawson, a spokesman for Oxfam International. "We're hearing that there are issues around attempts to water down the language on health."
Couple the above, with an active effort to waterdown any climate change comminique and you have a very successful trip. Yo Harper, get home soon, Canada's reputation can't take much more!