Aid to Focus on Needs During Downturn: Oda

Although development was missing from the budget, CIDA Minister Bev Oda says the government will continue to increase assistance by eight per cent per year.

CIDA Minister Bev Oda says the government will be increasing its food aid levels to about $300 million per year.
Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 02/04/2009 12:00 am EST

While aid received no mention in last week's budget, CIDA Minister Bev Oda readily acknowledges that during this global economic
crisis, developing countries will suffer disproportionately from their wealthier counterparts.

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