What should be the purpose of our foreign aid - poverty reduction or improving the image of Canadian mining companies abroad ? Why have we shifted our aid focus from Africa to Latin America ? Should emergency aid and refugee settlement count as DEVELOPMENT assistance ? Gord Walker delves into these and related questions about what's been happening to our foreign aid with Ian Smillie, a longtime foreign aid watcher, critic, and a contributor to a newly launched book "Rethinking Canadian Aid". He is a development consultant with many Canadian, American and European organizations. He is also author of "Blood on the Stone: Greed, Corruption and War in the Global Diamond Trade"
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