Canada Foreign Aid

Why The World Needs More Canada

Samuel Getachew | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada Impact
Samuel Getachew

For us Canadians, the wisdom of our government to be involved in the affairs of the world is our collective priority and is still how the world envisions Canada to be. The world has always noted our efforts and indeed -- as Bono reminded us a decade ago -- "the world needs more Canada".

Harper Plays Clever With Foreign Aid

Colin Kenny | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada
Colin Kenny

Canadians have witnessed the emaciation of Canada's overseas development budget since Harper won his majority in 2011. Most core Conservative voters would be appalled at any increase, particularly in iffy economic times. So when it comes to foreign aid, Stephen Harper is a clever politician.

No Promises To Renew Aid To Palestinians

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will be arriving in the Middle East today for a 10 day visit.He'll start in Jordan where he`ll meet this ...

Canada Cuts Aid.. To Superpower

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada has cut direct foreign aid to China as part of an overhaul of international assistance spending.It's one of 14 countries that will see...

Let's Learn From the U.K. and Commit to International Aid

Hélène Laverdière | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Hélène Laverdière

The Harper government would do well to learn from the approach of the Conservative government in the United Kingdom which, in a difficult economic situation, has made the laudable commitment not to cut its aid budget. Scaling back our development assistance is, frankly, out of step with Canadian values.

Quebec Set To Start Acting Like Sovereign Nation?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The Quebec government is taking an initial step that could lead to the creation of its own international-aid agency that would run parallel t...

Media Bites: Are We Heroes, Or Was Mali Just On the Way?

J.J. McCullough | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg If you like your tales of Canadian do-gooding to be humble and cutesy, I imagine you'll be charmed to learn that the primary reason why our air force intervened in Mali this week was because we were already in the neighbourhood. Once you begin to watch the headlines, it becomes harder to ignore the decidedly inelegant possibly that Canadian foreign policy is actually governed by much of the same lazy logic as the rest of Canadian life -- namely, we'll do whatever's cheap, fast, popular, and easy, and -- if time and cost permits -- right.

The U.S. And UN Are Disappointed In You, Fantino

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The U.S. State Department and the United Nations chided Canada's international co-operation minister Wednesday over his controversial remarks...

Is Canada's Foreign Aid Just About Looking Good?

Dariusz Dziewanski | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Politics
Dariusz Dziewanski

Since 2004, Canada's foreign aid strategy has experienced a noticeable move along a spectrum from morality to national self-interest. Whether you call it a tipping point or a crisis, the shift in Canada's aid policy poses some fundamental questions of us as Canadians; for instance: why do we give foreign aid?

Minister Denies Foreign Aid Cuts Even Though Budget Slashed

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's new international co-operation minister said Tuesday his department's budget has not been cut, even though it shrunk by several hund...

Althia Raj

Canada Scolded By OECD On Foreign Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada received a scolding from its peers Tuesday, with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) saying the government doesn'...

Years Of Foreign Aid Cuts May Threaten Canada's World Reputation

CBC | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada Business

Budgets may be all about looking ahead, but for those concerned about Canada's place in the world last week's federal budget seems to tak...

Canada Could Punch Above its Weight in Multilateral Policy Shift

Joseph Ingram | Posted 08.29.2011 | Canada
Joseph Ingram

Prime Minister Harper's new government has indicated that Canada would not increase its bilateral assistance to the current governments in Egypt and Tunisia. Detractors might see a shift to more multilateralism as a pretext for a government keen to reduce spending.

The Scramble for Africa... Again

Glen Pearson | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada
Glen Pearson

Stephen Harper's government appears at last to be interested in getting back on track with this country's historic relations with the African continent. But the problem with this development is that it reintroduces the old "trade" versus "aid" argument that has been going on for decades.