Illustration by Paul Dotey.

“The most private public inquiry I have ever seen’’: Alberta non-profit leaders concerned about the fall-out from Jason Kenney’s “anti-Alberta” probe

When Jason Kenney strode to the podium to announce his inquiry into “anti-Alberta” activities by environmental advocates who receive foreign funding, he had the inquiry’s answer in his prepared remarks. “For over a decade, a well-funded foreign campaign has defamed Alberta’s energy industry and sought to land-lock our oil,’’ the Alberta premier said. “The reputational…

Canada’s International Development Sector Hoping for Increased Aid Spending in 2020 After Years of Declining Contributions

There are few Canadian policy areas with a wider gulf between perception and reality than foreign aid. Canadians routinely and dramatically overestimate the generosity of a government that is perceived as being deeply altruistic, when, in fact, it is increasingly miserly. A Nanos poll done for the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH)…