Cutting out the development NGO 'heart'

The consensus is that going after CCIC confirms the Harper government's plan to remake the sector.

Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 06/09/2010 12:00 am EDT

On the table in Gerry Barr's office is a plaque with red background and words in white: "Keep Calm and Carry On." In many ways, the normally unflappable Mr. Barr exemplifies that ethos. This quality has well-served the organization he heads, the Canadian Council for International Co-operation, and the 100 Canadian development and humanitarian NGOs it represents.

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