Legislating Foreign Aid Would Make it More Accountable and Effective

International development workers are hoping the Tories will enact a law encouraging better aid spending, but the Liberals' CIDA critic says such policy could be restrictive.

Sarah McGregor
Published: Wednesday, 03/01/2006 12:00 am EST

Anti-poverty crusaders in Canada have fresh hope in a decades-old push to enshrine poverty alleviation as the crux of foreign aid, and add a measure of accountability to more than $4 billion yearly spending program.

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