Avoid a straightforward explanation at all costs

It would be difficult to improve upon the knot Jason Kenney tied himself in last year to explain why the government would no longer be providing funding for KAIROS, but Bev Oda seems to be trying.

CIDA President Margaret Biggs told MPs Thursday the “NOT” wasn’t there when she recommended the minister approve funding to help an estimated 5.4 million people in developing countries. CIDA Minister Bev Oda told the same parliamentary committee she could not say who had added the word “not,” but that the final decision to scrap funding to KAIROS was consistent with the Conservative government’s priorities … At first, Oda said she signs off on all documents but then said she didn’t sign the memorandum that has her signature.

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