Having watched Bev Oda's statement at the committee hearing, it confirms what many of us have been saying all along. There has never been any intent to mislead anyone of anything, other than CIDA recommendations not providing an option for the Minister in charge to decline funding. Perhaps writing in "not" was not the best way to deny funding, but CIDA now provides an option to say no. There was a flaw in how CIDA bureaucrats recommended funding, and it has since been corrected. Having additional documents where this technique was used proves that this was how funding was denied, NOT that Bev Oda wanted to deceive parliament on Kairos. Okay, maybe she should have instead used a big red stamp that said "denied", but this is neither contempt of Parliament or abuse of democracy.
May I also include that NDP MP Pat Martin is one of the most vile and vicious partisans in our legislature. Please Liberals, if you seize control of the government with a coalition in the next election, I beg of you not to put Pat Martin in charge of anything above hall monitor. You to wonder what's going through Jack Layton's mind when he watches that filth. Does he consider Martin an asset, because he is clearly an NDP liability. Back away from the microphone.
To view the video and read another insightful analysis on the Bev Oda testimony, read this post be Sandy at Crux of the Matter. I would also recommend Hunter at Climbing Out Of The Dark.