Canada Foreign Aid

Feds Pledge $120M In Aid To Fight World's 'Largest Humanitarian Crisis'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Politics

The funding isd meant to to help avert the prospect of starvation for 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.

Zi-Ann Lum

Canadian Foreign-Aid Spending So Low It's A 'Potential Tragedy': Report | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Politics

"This situation is not the Trudeau government’s fault."

Canada Pledges $54 Million In Disaster Relief To Haiti

CP | Vicky Fragasso-Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Politics

The country is reeling from the devastating effects of hurricane Matthew.

Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion's Visit To Africa

Samuel Getachew | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

I hope Canada's new government is looking for partners in the continent and not a Santa Claus role in an ever-changing continent that is in need of new and bold leadership. I hope the principles of trade will triumph the handouts of the past, in a continent that is super-rich but poorly managed.

Ottawa-Funded Journalism Casts Canada As Benevolent Global Actor

Yves Engler | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

A Crown corporation that reports to Parliament through the foreign minister, the International Development Research Centre, broadly aligns its positions with Canada's international objectives. IDRC funds various journalism initiatives and development journalism prizes. Canada's aid agency has also doled out tens of millions of dollars on media initiatives over the years.

Canada Commits Cash To Afghanistan As Allies Keep Troops On Ground

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberal government is renewing more than $150 million per year for aid projects in Afghanistan and to help the country's security forces.

Embrace The Comparative Impact Advantage Of A Focus On Mining

Julian Dierkes | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Julian Dierkes

In seeking out concentrations of expertise in Canada, it is difficult to ignore the extractive sector. Given the (good and bad) history and size of this sector, and the lack of global rivals in the density of expertise (other than Australia), should international assistance not leverage this expertise to achieve a lasting impact in developing countries?

Canada Working On Matchmaking Site For Foreign Aid

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - The Canadian government is working on a project that it hopes will revolutionize international development the way matchmaking websites r...

When It Comes To Foreign Aid, Canada Ranks Near The Bottom

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada ranked in the lower half of the pack in a world survey of foreign aid spending released Wednesday.The annual ranking by the Paris-base...

New Public Clash For Harper Gov't

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The parliamentary budget office is defending itself from a government attack on its latest report on Canada's plunging overseas development s...

Canada Must Show the World How To Care For 'Invisible' Children

Dave Toycen | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Impact
Dave Toycen

Canada can lead other UNGA members to contribute robustly to the new blueprint for child health past 2015. Since 2010, our country has been a consistent and inspirational champion for child and maternal health, helping to drive down global child mortality rates. Simple, high-impact solutions include vitamins, immunizations, iron supplements, and clean water.

How Canada's Foreign Aid Fails to Prepare for Ebola

Dariusz Dziewanski | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada
Dariusz Dziewanski

As Liberians and other West Africans bravely struggle to contain Ebola, Canada's foreign engagements are shifting away from they types of initiatives that could help prevent such an epidemic. Working with countries like Liberia to strengthen health systems does not seem to be in Canada's interests any longer.

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 | 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 take several ste...

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.