By James McCarten THE CANADIAN PRESS NEW YORK- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced pointed questions about his government’s cuts to foreign aid spending Thursday at a star-spangled conference meant to showcase his credentials as an international agent of change. Trudeau’s appearance at Global Citizen Now, a gathering of world leaders, celebrities and activists focused on advancing sustainable development internationally, was to be a platform for new federal funding to promote women’s rights. But moderator and former CTV anchor Lisa LaFlamme grilled the prime minister repeatedly about his government’s latest federal budget, which reflects an overall reduction in development spending of about 15 per cent. “That is $1.3 billion that is just gone from the organizations that rely so heavily on it,” LaFlamme said. “How, first of all,
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