Evan Solomon’s exit interview with Bev Oda.
The Toronto Star’s Paul Watson spent a month in Afghanistan and reported back in a series of articles—see here, here and here—on Canadian development efforts. Julian Fantino is unimpressed.
First, courtesy of Joanna Smith, the airing of grievances.
While she is credited with bringing more muscular oversight and focus to the department that doles out foreign aid money to
The Chronicle-Herald looks at the proposed rules for foreign charities.
The Conservative government is threatening to decertify foreign charities that do not act “in the national interest of Canada.” Under
Last year’s revolutions of the Arab Spring were, and remain, the greatest opportunity for the global growth of democracy since the end of the Cold War and the resulting spread
Bev Oda defends CIDA’s partnerships with the private sector.
“I think if we can increase the capacity of any country to become a global trading partner, if they’ve got products
Niki Ashton proposes a complete rethink of CIDA.
We would create a new Canadian International Development Agency that makes poverty-fighting Canada’s #1 priority on the world stage. More often than
The Liberals are unimpressed with the Conservatives’ use of foreign aid funds.
“The Liberal Party supports the efforts of Canadian companies working abroad to fulfill their corporate social responsibilities. We
Elizabeth Payne wonders what’s going on at CIDA.
Oda announced four CIDA projects – totalling $26.7 million – in September that will “help developing countries in Africa and South America
The Conservative backbencher describes his conversations with the Prime Minister’s Office in regards to funding for Planned Parenthood, accuses CIDA staff of leaking to the media, mocks the government’s position
David Eaves commends the launch of CIDA’s new open data site.
The site is now live and has a healthy amount of data on it. It is a solid start
Researching this story on Polish support for the democratic opposition in Belarus, I called up a contact at the Polish embassy in Ottawa. Within a couple of hours, he sent
More on Bev Oda’s appearance at committee this morning in a bit, but the government side has apparently now turned over two documents to demonstrate that ungrammatical editing was not
What does it take to get fired in Ottawa?
In a widely obtained internal memo, the Conservatives claim that the ungrammatical inclusion of the word “not” was in keeping with normal procedure.
“In this case, the Minister’s decision was
Keith Beardsley, a former member of Stephen Harper’s PMO, sorts through the Oda Affair.
If the minister instructed someone to insert the “not” then she was probably under pressure to
In the spirit of devil’s advocacy, Colby Cosh lays out the defence case