Order Paper Question to the Government on the Implementation of C-293


Hon. John McKay MP question to the International Cooperation Minister on what actions the Ministry and CIDA have taken to implement C-293

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Off the Agenda: Rock Stars and Poverty Reduction


Christianity.ca article advocates Bill C-293 over the government's approach to foreign aid.

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Hon. John McKay PC, MP Speech at the Queen's University Gow Lecture Series, April 24, 2009


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...

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Praise for John McKay's Better Aid Bill


Make Poverty History blog praises John McKay's Better Aid Bill for making aid spending more accountable and democratic.

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Member's Statement in the House of Commons


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)

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A Unanimous Vote for the Poor


This article regarding the success of John's Private Member's Bill C-293 is in the June 2008 e-Newsletter.

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Bill C-293 Receives Royal Assent


John witnessed the signing of his Private Member's Bill on May 29, 2008.

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MPs Bill on Foreign Aid Set to Pass at Long Last......


May 9, 2008 Toronto Star article outlining that bulk of funding must target poverty reduction.

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A Note of Thanks for Support of My Bill


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Official Development Assistance Accountability Act


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.

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Better Aid Bill About to Become Reality


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.

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Private Members Bill


Better aid to reduce poverty.

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Bill C-293 Passes in Senate with amendments


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.

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C-293 Update: What is the Senate waiting for?


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

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McKay Berates Conservatives for Delaying Bill C-293


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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