Mr. Foster’s latest exposé follows columns (here and here) detailing CIDA and NGO interference with various mining operations around the world. His column today calls for CIDA to be dumped:
[Strong] the self confessed socialist master-manipulator behind ...Kyoto, sustainable development and global governance.
...deliberately installed a vague agenda and loose controls over CIDA
...agenda to promote activist, leftist NGOs in the development field
I think I’ll write to the Minister responsible for CIDA and urge her to give it the axe.
CIDA should be a candidate for the scrap heap, not because it has been ineffective in promoting development, but because it has become a prime factor in stopping it.
The solution to poverty is trade, investment and the rule of law... NGO activists ... should have less influence inside the gates of Ottawa.
Letter to the editor from Kairos (CIDA funded NGO) chairman Father Paul Hansen protesting Peter Foster’s earlier column.
Also in today’s FP ‘Comment’ section along with Mr. Foster’s column is a letter from an Ecuadoran indigenous group to Mining Watch (funded in part by Kairos) protesting its anti-development activities which are helping to keep poor people in poverty.