Hon. John McKay MP question to the International Cooperation Minister on what actions the Ministry and CIDA have taken to implement C-293
Christianity.ca article advocates Bill C-293 over the government's approach to foreign aid.
I might call this lecture the tale of three Private Members’ Bills and the real opposition to Parliament. I have had the good fortune to present three Private Members' Bills to Parliament – two of which have received Royal Assent and the third is now before the Foreign Affairs Committee having passed its vote in principle last Wednesday by the narrowest of margins. The chances of getting Royal Assent vary between slim and none so I have been very, very fortunate. While I propose to focus on C-293, each in its own way is instructive on how a bureaucracy deals with ideas not initiated by them...
Make Poverty History blog praises John McKay's Better Aid Bill for making aid spending more accountable and democratic.
John rose in the House of Commons on June 9, 2008 and made the following Member's Statement (Official Development Assistance Accountability Act - Bill C-293)
This article regarding the success of John's Private Member's Bill C-293 is in the June 2008 e-Newsletter.
John witnessed the signing of his Private Member's Bill on May 29, 2008.
May 9, 2008 Toronto Star article outlining that bulk of funding must target poverty reduction.
John's Private Member's Bill C-293 is now ready for Royal Assent. This is the last step in the legislative process. The following speech was delivered by John in the House of Commons last Friday.
John is pleased to announce that on Friday, May 9, 2008 amendments proposed by the Senate were passed by the House of Commons for his Private Member's Bill C-293.
John was pleased to announce that after much deliberation and delay, the Senate passed his bill with amendments. The final stage is to obtain consent in the House of Commons.
Gerry Barr, CEO and president of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, a coalition of almost 100 Canadian voluntary sector organizations involved in international development, tears down Senator Hugh Segal's Unfounded Objections to Passage of McKay's Better Aid Bill
As Speculation of a Spring Election Continues to escalate on Parliament Hill, John McKay Takes the Conservatives to Task in the House of Commons for Standing in the Way of 'The Better Aid Bill' Becoming Law and Making Much Needed Improvements to the Management of Canada's Foreign Aid.
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