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Hans
05-10-2008, 01:29 PM
OTTAWA -- The House of Commons has passed a private member's bill which requires that foreign aid be focused solely on relieving poverty and promoting human rights.

Aid groups have welcomed the legislation, saying it will ensure that the fight against global poverty gets the attention it deserves. It also sets new reporting requirements for foreign aid, which supporters say means better accountability and transparency.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080510/foreign_aid_080510/20080510?hub=Canada

GenX
05-10-2008, 01:37 PM
See how popular Canadian topics are in here?

Geez, you'd think this board only thrived on bashing the U.S., or something like that... /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/idea.gif