What’s Up With Canadian Foreign Aid?

What’s Up With Canadian Foreign Aid?

Presenter: Neil Mussell

September, 2015

Foreign aid in Canada is not what it used to be. What has changed? Neil Mussell, a 37 year employee of CEDA (Canadian Economic Development Agency) will help us to get started thinking about what Canadian foreign aid was, and what it could be.

A good definition, and some background globally: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aid UN asks Canada to increase foreign aid: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/un-to-ask-canada-to-significantly-increase-foreign-aid-spending/article24634498/

Opinion in the Times Colonist: http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/letters/canada-should-increase-foreign-aid-commitment-1.2044395

CEDA: http://www.ceda.com/

Questions

Is Canada’s foreign aid effective or useful?

Are the government’s plans to reform it a good idea?

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