(November 16, 2009) The Canadian International Development Agency is effectively dysfunctional, lacking the ability to effectively and strategically deliver its $3-billion foreign aid budget, says a recent report by Canada’s auditor general, Sheila Fraser.
(July 6, 2009) Look at the woman in the photograph on the left and her surrounding carefully. Does she look like someone who has been given help by aid agencies like United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Oxfam, Action Aid, Christian Aid, World Vision, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and JICA?
In clear, uncompromising language the book explains where progress went wrong and the remedies needed to prevent foreign aid from doing more of the same in the future.
Canadian government responds to Probe’s recommendation that it must take responsibility for role in disastrous Three Gorges Dam
(February 6, 2008) In an open letter to Canadian officials, Probe International called for the government to make amends for failing to warn the Chinese government that the project’s environmental risks would ultimately threaten the lives, property, and economic future of millions of people living along the Yangtze river.
(October. 06, 2006) Even though Canadian officials admit they are unable to track aid money, they call for millions more.
(July 26, 2006) Hundreds of millions of dollars in Canadian aid isn’t getting to the people who need it, and is instead paying Western consultants and administrative costs, suggests a new report.
(June 12, 2005) Was there a commitment from the Canadian company, SNC-Lavalin, to provide a grant of Rs. 98 crores to the Malabar Cancer Centre; and, if yes, why was it allowed to wriggle out of the obligation?
(September 20, 2001) A new report from CIDA recommends that construction of the proposed Chalillo dam in Belize begin early next year, even though scientists warn against the scheme because of its devastating effects on Central American wildlife.
(June 8, 2001) The Access to Information Act should apply to the Export Development Corporation – Montreal’s Métro newspaper quotes Probe International. The government makes "excessive and unreasonable" use of certain clauses in the Access to Information Act in order to "protect the corporations it awards contracts to," says Probe International (PI) in a document submitted to a federal task force established to review the Access to Information Act.
(June 1, 2001) Probe International argues that the Canadian government’s growing predilection for secrecy is alarming. Probe recommends that the disclosure of information on public interest grounds should prevail over corporate interests.
(June 1, 2001) Encouraging new efforts toward river protection are in contrast to Canada’s past record as a stalwart supporter of large dams and refuge for the troubled hydro industry.
(December 3, 2000) Fortis seeks and gets Canadian funding Article quotes Grainne Ryder.
(November 21, 2000) Hydro scheme threatens jaguar, Scarlet Macaw habitat.
(May 19, 1999) Cynical. That’s the best way to describe Ottawa’s misuse of foreign aid money to promote nuclear power in Thailand, exposed by Bill Schiller in The Sunday Star.
(February 24, 1999) span class=”font11″> Re: CIDA’s plans to sell Canadian nuclear technology to Thailand.