Canada Still Falling Short on Aid Transparency

With today's global movement towards open government and increased transparency, Canada's reluctance to open its aid investments to greater international scrutiny is archaic.

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International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda at the Conference on Women's Economic Empowerment on Oct. 5.
James Haga
Published: Monday, 10/17/2011 12:00 am EDT

When International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda returned earlier this summer from meeting with some of Canada's closest multilateral development partners, she took the opportunity to reiterate the government's commitment to accountability and transparency at home and abroad. Transparency advocates watched closely, hoping to see the Minister's rhetoric matched with effective policy improvements.

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