Without substantial increases in the next couple of years, this government risks having the worst record in Canadian history in terms of investments in foreign aid.
International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, pictured in January, is leading a review of Canada's foreign aid. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
A strong development and humanitarian assistance policy requires a strong financial commitment: that is the clear and striking conclusion of the latest report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.