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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. Image: Screenshot/Andrew Scheer/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | For the Conservatives, overseas development assistance, like immigration or Canada's stance on the Middle East, is a political punching bag, designed to attract votes by spreading fear and resentment.
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Yves Engler | If you agree that answering the question "Are we doing all that we could be doing in the world?" requires some critical voices, you may not like the way international development NGOs are funded.
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Kim Ives | The damage created by Hurricane Matthew as it passed over Haiti on October 4 approaches the scale of the earthquake disaster in 2010, according to reports by observers.
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Tabakoto North Underground Gold Mine - Mali, West Africa
Yves Engler | Public money masquerading as "foreign aid" has financed private interests through mine-related educational activities abroad, mollified resistant communities and liberalized local legislation.
Columnists
Ralph Surette | We are becoming a ship of fools adrift on international waters, and not only is that obscured by Harper's doubletalk, but the opposition parties have failed to bring any of this to light.
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Roger Annis, Kim Ives | A laudable radio documentary on CBC falls short in identifying why so much of post-earthquake aid to Haiti has failed.
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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.
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Gerry Caplan | When it was released in 2010 Stephen Harper's new Maternal and Newborn Child Health Initiative seemed promising -- so unHarperish! -- but now we know it doesn't go nearly far enough.
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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.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | Ethiopia boasts one of the strongest economies in Africa. But this comes at a heavy price for the country's farmers.
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Yves Engler | The 2006 U.S./Ethiopia invasion of Somalia has spiraled into ever more foreign intervention/local radicalization, which has caused a great deal of human suffering.
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Beverly Bell and Alexis Erkert | As we mourn the deaths of nearly 200 people in yesterday’s garment factory collapse outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, we publish this article about the very issue of garment labour exploitation.