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2016-11-24 20:36:00
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The elections act dropped in the House this morning repeals many of the controversial changes to the voting process that were made by the previous  government, including expanding voting rights of Canadians living abroad. More information:
2014-08-26 04:00:00
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http://www.mcgill.ca/isid/executive

The Institute for the Study of International Development will be offering its popular executive education certificate program, International Development: Bridging The Worlds Of Theory, Policy And Practice from 

2013-11-17 05:00:00
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The government of Canada has released the Organizational Chart for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). It can be seen in the attached file.

2012-04-04 04:00:00
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The Development Newswire

Authorities in Canada and Mali couldn’t find a Burundian man accused of embezzling $30,000 in aid money. Is a spelling mistake to blame?

2011-11-28 05:00:00
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http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/acdi-cida/ACDI-CIDA.nsf/eng/NAT-11281180-LX3

The Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, announced today during the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4), that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has become a member of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).

2011-10-13 04:00:00
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Lee Berthiaume, Postmedia News

OTTAWA — Five years after Canada promised to build 42 schools to help Pakistan recover from an earthquake that killed tens of thousands, the buildings are still in the planning stages, with no timeline for completion.

The $20-million project was announced originally in October 2006, one year after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake, centred in Kashmir, killed an estimated 73,000 people.

At the time, the Canadian International Development Agency described the project as a major priority.

2011-10-05 04:00:00
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Globe and Mail

Canadians contributed $70-million to East Africa famine relief, a figure that will be matched by the Harper government.

This brings the total government response to $142-million – $70-million in matching funds and $72.35-million that was provided earlier for humanitarian efforts in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, where more than 13 million people are affected by a devastating drought.

2011-08-25 04:00:00
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Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA)

Ten credit union professionals from across Canada left for Mongolia on August 5 as participants in the Canadian Co-operative Association's 2011 credit union coaching mission to that country.

2011-07-07 04:00:00
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Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East

A recently released August 24, 2010 CIDA memo reveals that Canada was asked by the US and even Israel to restore its funding to the UNRWA General Fund. The revelation that Israel was among those requesting that Canada reverse its 2009 decision to cut funding to UNRWA's core programmes has surprised some observers. In recent years several Canadian pro-Israel lobby groups have smeared UNRWA, claiming that it had been infiltrated by Hamas and was unworthy of Canadian support.

2011-06-30 04:00:00
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Devex

The plan by the Canadian International Development Agency to collect and publish all its aid-related documents in a searchable tool is a step in the right direction for a donor long urged to become more transparent in its foreign aid-related transactions, according to an editorial by the Vancouver Sun.

 

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