The Mandate of Poverty Reduction Must Not Be Lost in CIDA's Merger

In yesterday's budget the government announced that Canada's International Development Agency (CIDA) will be merged within the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). CIDA's mandate of poverty reduction is distinct from the mandate of DFAIT, which is to promote Canada's interests abroad. The merger of these departments must be done without watering down CIDA's mandate.

Why I'm Opposing Canada's Economic (In)Action Plan

The government's budget plan is a political smoke screen, replete with gimmicks designed to convince Canadians that the Conservatives, somehow, are in fact balancing the books. This could not be further from the truth. Canada's needs have clearly taken a back seat to the needs of the Conservative Party.

When Is Canada's Federal Budget?

UPDATE: Jim Flaherty has announced that the federal budget will be delivered on Thursday, March 21. Jim Flaherty is playing a little coy about when he will release Canada's 2013 federal budget. While...