The Conservative government has axed Canada's version of NED, the National Endowment for Democracy which funds anti-goverment activists in many part of the world like the Middle East. Humanitarian Imperialist Ed Broadbent was Rights and Democracy's first boss. I don't recall him denoucing the UN/US murderous sanctions on Iraq. UNICEF spoke of hundreds of thousands of victims but Mad. Albright (and Ed?) called them necessary.
Egypt has recently condemned Western well-financed "pro-democracy" interventions in their internal affairs, by Freedom House, NED and others. R&D wasn't there.
Would, or should we support US or French or Egyptian, or Russian financing of our "civil society" groups?