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Aid: the face of Canada for many in the developing world

Opinion|By John Longhurst
As Canadians mark International Development Week, they ought to know that it’s often through volunteers for foreign-aid groups that Canada is represented to poorer countries.
Opinion|By John Longhurst
The next time government and civil society groups meet to talk about ways they can work together, they may want to invite representatives from religious groups. Efforts to make the world a better place depend on it.
A 2007 U.S. study found that for every one or two people who die in an earthquake or volcano overseas, 38,920 people must die of food shortage to receive the same media coverage.
Too many groups are competing for market share of donor dollars. They need to collaborate more.
Opinion|By John Longhurst
Not everyone wants to come to Canada, and not everyone can. The millions still in the Middle East need Canada’s help in other ways.
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