Category: News

Canada’s Executive Director to World Bank abstains from China-Tibet project loan vote

(June 24, 1999) The focus of my intervention is on the Bank’s adherence to its own internal policies and procedures– a seemingly technical issue that has important ramifications for the Bank’s reputation– Why?

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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.”