Dennis Gruending predicted it in his last outing:
CIDA will soon abandon a number of its long-standing development partners among Canadian NGOs, including a number of church-based organizations. Reliable sources say that a number of those groups will see their funding ended or curtailed this year.
And indeed the axe has begun to fall:
The Conservative government’s shoe is dropping on some long established foreign aid groups while it privileges others. Mennonite Central Committee Canada reports on its website that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has turned down MCC’s proposal of $2.9 million for each of the next three years to provide food, water and income generation assistance for people in India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Haiti, Bolivia, Mozambique and Ethiopia.
In this case, too, the MCC is left wondering what its crime might have been. Alleged anti-semitism? Criticizing the tar sands? No. In this case it looks the the MCC referred to Canadian mining companies as a "mixed blessing". And boom! they're outta here!