13 - Foreign Aid and Canadian Purpose

13 - Foreign Aid and Canadian Purpose - #13 FA 1 Foreign...

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#13 FA 1 Foreign Aid and Canadian Purpose p.93 History of Canadian Foreign Aid: Pre-1960s: Canada has a few missionaries and NGO’s working in developing countries 1960: Colombo meeting: Canada initiates aid to Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan Aid programs grow steadily under Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson in the 60’s 1968: CIDA is created early in Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s term and become bigger and more sophisticated during his time in office Canada’s 3 objectives for aid: Political/Security: to ensure Canada’s political and security interests are protected globally Commercial interests, i.e. to set up markets for Canadian products, and to develop trading partners for Canada. Humanitarian: alleviation of personal misery i.e. alleviation of poverty, famine relief. Food Aid Canada’s largest form of aid = food aid For a long time 90% of Canadian food needed to aid countries was purchased from Canadian producers Counterproductive form of aid because it discourages local production of food,
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