Federal election reaction from Canada's largest international NGO

World Vision Canada President Michael Messenger offers a course for Canada's commitment to international development

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - As the election results become known, it's important to highlight the interest that Canadians expressed in global affairs during this campaign. Canada needs to build on its commitment to measures that improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable children, according to World Vision, Canada's largest international relief, development and advocacy organization.

"World Vision looks forward to working with the Canadian government to support global development goals. Canadians are a compassionate people and they want our country to be a champion for children around the world --- that must be at the heart of our government's international agenda."
-Michael Messenger, President, World Vision Canada
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"Together we need to emphasize innovative solutions and new commitments that reach further than ever before to help the most vulnerable people in the world's toughest places. The government must continue to lead the charge in improving the health of mothers and children. Our country needs to address the child labour hidden in our supply chains. And Canada needs to ensure that its humanitarian aid is impartial, independent and based on need."
-Michael Messenger, President, World Vision Canada
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Media Resources:
Photos of maternal health in fragile states
Photos of the worst forms of child labour
Audio files of federal election quotes from World Vision Canada President Michael Messenger

World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Visit our News Centre at worldvision.ca

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: For interviews contact: Brett Tarver - 647-825-2712 or brett_tarver@worldvision.ca


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