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National Post: Finishing what they started


(Joint op-ed by Brett House and Désirée McGraw - Désirée McGraw lectures in international development at McGill): The activist echo chamber surrounding June's G8 and G20 summits is becoming filled with the din of lobbyists clamouring for action on international poverty. The earnest hopefulness of these requests is laudable. And, granted, new needs sometimes require new forms of assistance. But instead of pressing the G8 to make a raft of new promises, it might be more useful to ask G8 countries to fulfill the pledges they already have made…