Oda apologizes

Blames bureaucratic process for controversy over funding

On Friday, International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda apologized to MPs for her handling of a funding decision for a church-based relief group Kairos. “I take full responsibility for the confusion,” said Oda. But, she says, it was the clumsy bureaucratic process in her office that led to the confusion. At issue was a document with a handwritten addition of the word “not”. Oda says that the process has since been changed to eliminate handwritten additions to documents. She was testifying before a House of Commons committee, which will determine whether or not she was in contempt of Parliament.

Winnipeg Free Press

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