(September 2, 2002) Envoys to investigate Ralco dam project. EDC provided Quebec’s ABB Alstom with US$17-million in financing for generating equipment.
(August 30, 2002) Export Development Canada (EDC) is negotiating with France’s Société Générale, a private bank, over support for the Cernavoda 2 nuclear plant in Romania.
(August 5, 2002) Extending the Access to Information Act to Crown corporations and other institutions not currently covered by the law will be among the major changes introduced this fall by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, sources have told The Canadian Press.
(May 31, 2002) For Canada, reactor exports also meant entrée into the rarefied nuclear club and international circuits of power.
(May 30, 2002) Export Development Canada (EDC) has released revised policies governing its environmental and disclosure practices following a 60-day comment period.
(May 1, 2002) In uncertain times, small things can make all the difference. One December 13, 2001, a wrong turn by a driver in New Delhi may have saved the planet from a nuclear Armageddon.
(February 1, 2002) Leading energy critic Energy Probe submits formal complaint to the federal government over $390 million EDC loan to the Cernavoda-2 nuclear reactor project in Romania.
PRESS RELEASE: Export Development Canada environmental assessment for Romanian CANDU nuke plant a sham, EDC critic
(January 17, 2002) New legislation protects EDC from legal action.
(January 17, 2002) “This EA review is being conducted under a process with outrageous shortcomings . . .”
(December 6, 2001) Senator Setlakwe comments at third reading of Bill C-31. Bill C-31 is read third time and passed.
(December 5, 2001) Hon. Senators Tkachuk and Angus join in the third-reading debate on Bill C-31. Senator Angus points out several flaws, especially the lack of transparency and accountability which the proposed law accords to the Export Development Corporation.
(December 4, 2001) Senators vote on motion to amend BillC-31 clause 9.
(November 29, 2001) Export Development Act – Third Reading in the Senate Bill to Amend introduced Motion in Amendment – Vote Deferred until December 4, 2001.
(November 27, 2001) Certain members of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce have concerns with some clauses of Bill C-31, which are as follows.
(November 21, 2001) Bill C-31 will allow EDC to write the rules, establish the criteria, define the terms, assess itself, and then decide whether or not it is justified in supporting a project that will destroy the environment.