Mr. David Kilgour (Edmonton-Strathcona):
Mr. Speaker, on behalf of SUCO representatives, I got in touch with the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. MacEachen) to get answers to certain questions, including this one: How does he explain that the Canadian Organization for Solidarity and Development already receives funds from CIDA, although it has been in existence for only a few months and several of its administrators are directly responsible for SUCO's huge deficit of the last fiscal year?
Why does CIDA reject the position of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, the Quebec Association of International Cooperation Organizations and many other nongovernment organizations in favour of negotiated solutions? And why does CIDA refuse to accept in the case of SUCO
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certain solutions which in the past were acceptable in the case of other non-government organizations?
Since funds will no longer be allocated to SUCO as of April 1, Mr. Speaker, on behalf of Quebecers directly involved, I am asking the Minister to give me precise answers to precise questions.
Subtopic: ATTITUDE OF CIDA REGARDING SUCO FUNDS