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Minister's Office Knew Of Partisan Rants

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - International Development Minister Julian Fantino's office has said it had nothing to do with the posting of two partisan letters to a govern...

Well, This Could Be Awkward

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Politics

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 th...

Email Urging English Use Only Was Altered: Fantino's Office

CP | Fannie Olivier, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The office of International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino claims an email it sent staff urging that all correspondence in his name be ...

CIDA Email: 'All Letters Are To Be In English'

CP | Fannie Olivier, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Another document dictating the language of communication from the office of International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino has surfaced a...

Fantino's Office Issues English-Only Communication Directive

CP | Fannie Olivier, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The office of International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino twice issued a directive that all communication with his signature be in Eng...

CIDA's Merge Is a Lot Like My Son's Allowance

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

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?

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...

Fantino's $25,000 Meeting Raised Eyebrows With Staff

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Employees at the Canadian International Development Agency vented to their minister last fall about political micromanagement, saying it was ...

Minister Slammed For Inappropriate Letters

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Two highly partisan letters by a Conservative cabinet minister posted on a government of Canada website are to be removed after the Prime Min...

Canada's Foreign Aid Is Getting Results

Julian Fantino | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Julian Fantino

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

Julian Fantino | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Julian Fantino

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.

Psst! Julian, Listen Up

CBC | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Julian Fantino, in taking over the Canadian International Development Agency, will helm an organization that observers and those inside the organizati...