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Top 25 Women of Influence 2017: Marie-Claude Bibeau



Marie-Claude Bibeau

Minister of International Development and La Francophonie

The federal government launched Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy in June, outlining a bold and focused vision that would begin to position Canada as a leader on gender equality in its aid programming. Spearheaded by the Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, she’s still working hard around the Cabinet table to increase the funds allocated to it. And as the Trump administration slashes foreign aid, she’s also putting pressure on her American counterpart, particularly their cuts to family planning and abortion — an area that Bibeau has, sometimes controversially, not shied away from defending.



Who else are we honouring? See the full Women of Influence Top 25 list for 2017.