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Blog
Aug 21, 2015
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The ugly reality of Canadian aid to Haiti

Yves Engler
An important, if rarely mentioned, rule of Canadian foreign policy is that the more impoverished a nation, the greater the gap is likely to be between what Canadian officials say and do.
Blog
Oct 21, 2013
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Harper's foreign aid must include access to abortion

Gerald Caplan
Unsafe abortion is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality. If maternal health and the protection of women and children were a priority for Stephen Harper, foreign aid would include abortion.
Blog
Nov 29, 2012

Foreign aid and natural resources: Allies or enemies?

Christopher Majka
Foreign aid could be a vehicle for Canada to establish its progressive bona fides. Instead what it establishes is our miserly commitment to poverty alleviation and the development of good governance.
Blog
Nov 10, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is another blow to Haiti

Roger Annis
Tens of thousands of Haitians were flooded out of their homes by Hurricane Sandy and food produciton took a severe hit . It's barely a news story in Canada.
Podcast
Sep 24, 2012

Book: Paved with Good Intentions

Redeye
A new book challenges the idea that non-governmental organizations working in the Global South help people to achieve meaningful and just development.
Blog
Jan 13, 2012

Haiti on the second anniversary of the earthquake

Roger Annis
rabble.ca's Haiti blog looks at informative articles that appeared on the second anniversary of the earthquake and the strident defence of President Michel Martelly issued by Michaëlle Jean.
Blog
Dec 5, 2011

Brain drain makes Africa a generous donor

Gerry Caplan
Those extremely generous African philanthropists are at it again. You'd think they'd be overwhelmed by compassion fatigue after all these centuries of enriching the rich Western world.
News
Aug 17, 2010

The problem with foreign aid: A memoir

Dave Bennett
The corruption and the complacency that allows it to prosper is a byproduct of conditional foreign aid which can happen anywhere, says this one-time aid worker.

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