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Canada pledges big share of foreign aid for food

Canada pledged to devote nearly half its foreign aid over the next five years to programs aimed at increasing world food supplies. Commonwealth leaders focused on the issue of world hunger at the eighth consecutive session of the 23 rd Commonwealth summit, stressing the need to devise global strategies at the coming North-South talks in Cancun, Mexico.

Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau said he was encouraged by the importance that Commonwealth nations and other countries have given to increasing food production.

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