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New book questions altruism of Canada's development NGOs

Non-Governmental Organisations that oversee projects in the developing world are a big part of the Canadian national identity and how we view our role on the international stage. But the humanitarian aspect of their mission is no longer as central to NGO activities as Canadians would like to believe. That's the conclusion of a new book called 'Paved with Good Intentions', which says helping people out of poverty is taking a backseat to the NGOs' own economic interests. Marc Montgomery delves into the question with the book's co-author, Nikolas Barry-Shaw.

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