More CIDA funding cuts?

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation, the network representing about 90 Canadian development NGOs, is unsure about its future existence after its three-year contract with CIDA ended on March 31 and the government aid agency has refused to say whether it will be renewed. CCIC has been receiving CIDA funding for its efforts to battle poverty since its inception in 1968. CCIC President Gerry Barr called the de-funding another example of the government's "political chill" on development groups.

Published: Wednesday, 06/02/2010 12:00 am EDT

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation, the network representing about 90 Canadian development NGOs, is unsure about its future existence after its three-year contract with CIDA ended on March 31 and the government aid agency has refused to say whether it will be renewed. CCIC has been receiving CIDA funding for its efforts to battle poverty since its inception in 1968. CCIC President Gerry Barr called the de-funding another example of the government's "political chill" on development groups.

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