Right now our foreign aid goes mainly to CIDA, with some going to Canadian Heritage (mainly in the area of cultural promotion). Seeing that Canadian Heritage should not be trying to impose Canadian culture abroad but rather at home, we should put an end to any Canadian heritage involvement in such funding.
As for CIDA, it's redundant to maintain CIDA when UNICEF and plenty of other foreign aid agencies exist already, not to mention that CIDA also risks becoming politicized. Why not dismantle CIDA and just give the money to UNICEF instead?
Again, I'm not particularly in favour of foreign aid here, but merely saying shat should it be decided that we will fund foreign aid, and the only question remaining being 'how', then certainly I'd say disband CIDA and give to UNICEF instead. This would help to eliminate administrative redundancies for two agencies which for the most part do the same thing. And from what I've seen of CIDA and what I know of UNICEF, though neither is particularly efficient, CIDA is a true model of inefficiency even compared to UNICEF. And again, it would still eliminate administrative redundancies so the money actually goes to thepeople who need it most, not highly-paid bureaucrats.
Any other ideas on this?