JULIAN FANTINO CIDA

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Minister's Office Knew Of Partisan Rants

OTTAWA - International Development Minister Julian Fantino's office has said it had nothing to do with the posting of two partisan letters to a government website — but new documents appear to contrad...
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Well, This Could Be Awkward

MONTREAL - A high-ranking Canadian politician will meet with Haiti's prime minister for the first time since he called into question aid efforts in the Caribbean nation.Julian Fantino, Canada's intern...
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CIDA's Merge Is a Lot Like My Son's Allowance

Each week, I give my two children a small allowance. Since I'm trying to teach them about managing money responsibly, their coins are automatically divided among three different jam jars: Spending, saving, charity. This week, Canada's federal government announced the amalgamation of CIDA and DFAIT. What will happen when the two jars become one?
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Canada Cuts Aid.. To Superpower

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 their aid either reduced or eliminated by the end...
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Canada's Foreign Aid Is Getting Results

The single woman entrepreneur operating a start-up business in a remote village of Bangladesh is just as important as the large multinational company employing hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. CIDA works with both to help alleviate poverty in the developing world. Our government will continue to be there when humanitarian crises strikes the globe's most vulnerable. But our long-term goal is to help people help themselves, so that they can move themselves and their families from poverty to prosperity -- a result I believe all Canadians can take pride in.

Dear NDP: CIDA Does Not Need Your Economic Advice

I read NDP MP Helen Laverdière's piece in the Huffington Post with great interest. I find it ironic that the NDP, a party that wishes to impose a $21-billion carbon tax on Canadians and more than $50 billion in radical spending measures while we face global economic uncertainty, now wants to give advice to developing countries on their economic development. Let me take this opportunity to enlighten the MP and the NDP about the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and dispel their myths.
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Psst! Julian, Listen Up

Julian Fantino, in taking over the Canadian International Development Agency, will helm an organization that observers and those inside the organization say has sinking morale and has strayed from its...