Thursday, July 5, 2012 | Categories: Episodes
International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda is resigning from Parliament effective July 31. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)
Part Two of The Current
Bev Oda's Legacy
Bev Oda may long be associated with pricey limos, posh hotels, the $16 glass of orange juice and NOT being clear on how one particular funding decision was reversed.
Those events distracted from major changes she oversaw to how Canada delivers foreign aid and where the aid goes, as Canada's Minister for International Cooperation.
It's clearly too early to know how the new minister of International Co-operation, Julian Fantino, will shape the job. Today we examine Bev Oda's legacy. And to do that we were joined by two people.
Samantha Nutt is the founder and executive director of War Child, which is an NGO that helps children overcome the effects of conflict and war. She's the author of Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid.
This segment was produced by The Current's Gord Westmacott and Josh Bloch.
Last Word - Migratory Metamorphosis
In the days to come on The Current we'll look at the monarch butterfly mystery. It's not clear why so many of the insects have flown as far north as Edmonton. But it's far outside their traditional range. And they're not the only insect moving north. On today's Last word a preview of a migratory metamorphosis.
Other segments from today's show: