Contrary to Canada’s boy-scout image, Canadian companies have been among the Western world’s worst offenders.
(October 29, 2012) Any day now, the Canadian government will decide whether to let China’s state-owned oil giant CNOOC Limited (China National Offshore Oil Co.) buy Nexen Incorporated, the Calgary-based oil and gas producer.
(November 11, 2011) Now that China’s Three Gorges dam is a done deal, its true costs are worse than anyone imagined.
(October 13, 2010) On October 26, a very important bill will come before the House of Commons for third reading. If Bill C-300 is voted into law, it will, for the first time, hold Canadian mining companies accountable for the environmental and human rights abuses caused by their mines in developing countries.
Probe International initiates a campaign to make Stanley Marshall and the Newfoundland-based Fortis Inc. accountable to the people of Belize and stakeholders in Canada regarding the pollution spewing down the Macal river from the Fortis-owned Chalillo dam.
Read the letter and take action.
Canadian pension dollars set to fund eco-destruction
Just one year ago, China’s deadly earthquake struck with abnormal power, leaving close to 90,000 dead or missing. Could China’s unrestrained dam building have triggered this “sleeping dragon,” we wondered.
URGENT ACTION: Proposed Patagonia dams
You wouldn’t be surprised if I told you that the World Bank was financing a damaging dam in Laos, that Canadian aid had been used corruptly in Lesotho, or that Export Development Canada had bankrolled a polluting mine in Guyana.
Instead of focussing on carbon credits, let’s concentrate on reducing harmful emissions at home.
Join Probe in asking governments to stop the flow of aid to big dams which brings only tragedy to Third World citizens.
Supporting English language training will help Chinese environmentalists tell their story and protect their environment.
The wrong kind of aid.
Momentum to challenge the Third World’s odious debts is building so much that western countries are worried their loose lending will be exposed under international odious debt arbitration, and end their claim to repayment.
If there’s a silver lining to the war in Iraq, it is this: The arms merchants who supplied Saddam Hussein’s military machine will not be repaid. The foreign financiers who financed Saddam Hussein’s undemocratic regime will not be repaid. The foreign multinationals who bribed Saddam’s cronies to secure oil concessions in Iraq will lose these concessions.