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Canada’s Wilson Urges World Bank Investment Guidelines
(September 27, 1988) Wilson began by saying that the Bank should make more information available about the environmental impacts of its activities. Specifically, he wants it to prepare “a comprohensive annual report on the environmental aspects of its operations…”
China dam scenic loss, power gain
(July 20, 1988) Wei Guangming sat in a third – class cabin of a boat passing through the Yangtze River’s famous Three Gorges and reflected on the possibility that the may be flooded forever.
1988 Campaign Letter
Canada’s engineering giants are vying to flood 1,000,000 Chinese off their land. With Canadian foreign aid, they may succeed.
The bank is nature
(July 31, 1987) One of the advanatges the World Bank has over most of us is that it is so huge and so complicated – some would say byzantine – that most eyes simply glaze over at the mention of it.
1987 Campaign Letter
Too many foreign aid projects have been making life worse for the Third World’s poor. Now the poor are asking us to stop.
January 1987 Campaign Letter
Hooker Chemical, Union Carbicide, Babcock & Wilcox, Inco, MacMillian Bloedel — the world, tragically, is not short of companies that bring us Love Canals, Bhopals, and Three Mile Islands, or whose activities poison the atmosphere. plunder birgin forests. and scar the country side.
1986 Campaign Letter
The “clouds” in the panorama on the back, taken from space by the Space Shuttle, are actually smoke plumes. They show the Amazon rainforest being burned, in the name of progress.
1986 Campaign Letter
As Canada’s enormous response to Ethiopian famine showed, we Canadians are a generous people. Probe International is determined to make this generosity effective, to have our foreign aid spent true to the spirit in which it is given, because when aid is dispensed irresponsibly, with little or no scrutiny of any kind, the result is not just waste and corruption but projects that all-too-often become environmental and human nightmares.
Brazil’s energy needs
(July 14, 1984) Globe and Mail
1984 Campaign Letter
Would you consider flooding the Vatican, Mecca, or jerusalem to provide power for industry?
1983 Campaign Letter
The last thing the world’s two billion poorest people need is a gift that increases disease and destroys their source of food and fuel. Yet this is exactly what the federal fovernment is spending your tax dollars on in the name of foreign aid.
Charter of the United Nations
(October 24, 1945) The representatives of 50 countries met at San Francisco from April 25 to June 26, at the United Nations Conference International Organization, and drew up the United Nations Charter that came into force on October 24, 1945.
(March 7, 1923) Convention between the British Government and the Government of Costa Rica for the submission to arbitration of certain claims against the government of Costa Rica, signed at San Jose de Costa Rica, January 12, 1922.
Treaty of Peace between Spain & the United States
(April 11, 1899) Concluded at Paris December 10, 1898; ratification advised by the Senate February 6, 1899; ratified by the President February 6, 1899; ratifications exchanged April 11, 1899; proclaimed April 11, 1899.