More governmental folly at CIDA

Canada has never been a leader when it comes to foreign aid volume. The current level of Canada's aid contribution has never been near the international target of 0.7 per cent of gross national product, reached regularly by the Scandinavian countries and the Netherlands; and it will drop in coming years as the Government's decision to freeze aid spending comes into effect.

Gerry Helleiner
Published: Wednesday, 08/11/2010 12:00 am EDT

Canada has never been a leader when it comes to foreign aid volume. The current level of Canada's aid contribution has never been near the international target of 0.7 per cent of gross national product, reached regularly by the Scandinavian countries and the Netherlands; and it will drop in coming years as the Government's decision to freeze aid spending comes into effect.

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