Canada's commitment to helping the world's poorer nations appears to be on the decline, according to a new study that ranks the country dead last when it comes to environmental protection.
The Center for Global Development released a study on Monday detailing the affect the world's most wealthy countries have on the poorest. The Commitment to Development Index 2013 ranked Canada a middling 13th out of 27 countries assessed in the study.
Denmark and Sweden ranked at the top of the list.
“Canada’s main contributions to the development of poor countries come through its low barriers against non-agricultural exports, large share of foreign students from developing countries, few arms exports to poor and undemocratic governments, and a tax policy that encourages private charitable giving,” writes the Center for Global Development.
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