Canada’s NGOs aren’t looking for charity, Mr. Fantino

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By Julia Sanchez,, 9 December 2012

In recent days, media coverage of statements by Minister of International Cooperation Julian Fantino might have left the Canadian public with the impression that NGOs are dependent and self-serving organizations that “think that CIDA (the Canadian International Development Agency) only exists to keep (them) afloat” — to use the minister’s own words.

This is an inaccurate portrayal of a dynamic sector that, over past decades, has benefitted from the support of hundreds of thousands of Canadians. (…)

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