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A retired Canadian politician. Was the first Japanese-Canadian MP and cabinet minister in Canadian history (2004-2012).
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ENG: Beverley Joan "Bev" Oda, PC, MP (born July 27, 1944) is a retired Canadian politician. She was a member of the House of Commons of Canada, as well as the first Japanese-Canadian MP and cabinet minister in Canadian history. She represented the riding of Durham for the Conservative Party of Canada. She was appointed Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women on February 6, 2006. She was appointed Minister for International Cooperation on August 14, 2007. On July 3, 2012, Oda announced she was resigning her seat in the House of Commons effective at the end of the month following public controversy about her spending habits; she was dropped from Cabinet the following day. Oda, a sansei, was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario.Her mother was interned at Bay Farm in 1942, and her ...
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Bev Oda had ‘responsibility’ to overrule CIDA, PM says

Stephen Harper pushed back again Thursday, defending his beleaguered International Co-operation Minister over her decision to deny funding to a faith-based aid group. The Prime Minister said he supports Bev Oda’s decision to deny funding to church-backed aid group Kairos and noted he has repeatedly told his ministers not to blindly accept the advice and recommendations of bureaucrats. In addition, Mr. Harper noted that many times he and his ministers accept the advice of bureaucrats – but “we are not obliged to accept the recommendations of bureaucrats and I’ve been ...

anada commits $6M to help Syria

Canada is sending $6 million in humanitarian aid to Syria. International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda made the announcement Monday, calling the situation in the Middle East country "increasingly horrifying." The funds, slated for food, clean water, sanitation facilities and other emergency supplies, is on top of $1.5 million the federal government committed to humanitarian aid last month. Aid organizations have gained only sporadic access to the hardest hit regions in Syria. The feds aren't releasing the names of their partner aid organizations working in Syria because of the poor ...

Harper in Seoul for nuclear talks

Having made progress toward establishing free trade deals with Thailand and Japan, Prime Minister Stephen Harper switched gears Monday and arrived in South Korea ready to talk nuclear security with world leaders. Tensions are high as North Korea is threatening to ignore international objections and launch a long-range missile, ostensibly to put a satellite in space. The rogue state is not officially on the agenda in Seoul, but leaders will no doubt send a warning to Pyongyang. This is the second nuclear security summit, the first hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, in 2010. ...

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Alberta Conservative MP criticizes his government for spending on limousines and OJ
Another Conservative MP has come out criticizing his own government for some of its policies and/or behaviour of ministers in recent months, arguing the cabinet’s limousine service “represents one of the most egregious displays of Ottawa opulence.” Edmonton Conservative MP …
canada.com news quiz — Richie Rich edition
In a week filled with swanky hotels, shocking election results, and a parking job that risks the otherwise stellar reputation of French drivers, here are twenty questions about the week’s news, in Canada and beyond. All these stories have appeared …
Axe and ye shall receive
Like many Vancouverites, some of the outdoorsier members of K&K occasionally enjoy trading the comforts of urban life for sleeping on the ground, getting bitten by insects and answering the call of nature in foul-smelling outhouses when camping at one …
Dear Bev Oda: I Want My Money Back
Dear Bev: Forgive the informal greeting, but I figure I’m on a first name basis with anyone who spends my money – particularly someone who spends my money so easily.  Sure, you’ve apologized for turning your nose up at a …

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