Category: Environment

Press Release: Export Development Canada bound by no rules on the environment file

(February 13, 2013) EDC environmental decisions virtually immune from judicial review. Crown corporation sets standards and can exempt projects on its own say so.

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Immunity from scrutiny: Canada’s Access to Information Act hobbles democracy

(January 7, 2013) Canada’s Access to Information Act perversely gives Export Development Canada (EDC) the legal power to keep records of its operations secret, charges Probe International. In its submission to the Office of the Information Commissioner’s review of Canada’s 30-year-old Access to Information Act, Probe International declares it is time to reform the Act and remove EDC’s extraordinary privileges.

Subsidies to Canadian corporations are fueling the Third World’s debt and destroying its environment

(March 21, 1990) It contributes to the Third World’s debt and to the destruction of the Third World’s environment. It provides handouts to Canadian corporations, and administers a muti-billion dollar federal government pot called the “Canada Account,” which provides still more handouts and contributes to our own deficit. It acts so irresponsibly that Kenneth Dye, Canada’s Auditor General, rebuked it for misleading the public by failing to follow “generally accepted accounting principles.”