(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.
Romanian reactor’s faulty environmental assessment
(January 17, 2002) “This EA review is being conducted under a process with outrageous shortcomings . . .”
Bill C-31 passes third reading in Senate
(December 6, 2001) Senator Setlakwe comments at third reading of Bill C-31. Bill C-31 is read third time and passed.
Senate debate continues
(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.
Senator Oliver’s motion in amendment negatived
(December 4, 2001) Senators vote on motion to amend BillC-31 clause 9.
Hon. Senator Oliver moves an amendment to Bill C-31
(November 29, 2001) Export Development Act – Third Reading in the Senate Bill to Amend introduced Motion in Amendment – Vote Deferred until December 4, 2001.
Minority observations on Bill C-31
(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.
Statement by Ms. Adams on Bill C-31 to the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce
(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.
Jail the critics
(November 20, 2001) A proposed law, Bill C-31, would prevent any references to the Export Development Corporation on pain of jail or a hefty fine. It needlessly curtails free speech.
Rights and Democracy & West Coast Environmental Law Association present briefs to SCFAIT
(October 24, 2001) SCFAIT hears presentations from Warren Allmand, President, Rights and Democracy and Linda Nowlan, Executive Director, West Coast Environmental Law Association as the committee continues to review Bill C-31.
West Coast Environmental Law Association’s brief to SCFAIT on Bill C-31
(October 24, 2001) Since its formation in 1974, WCELA has been extensively involved in the development and implementation of environmental law at both the provincial and federal levels in Canada.
PM makes sales pitch for Candus
(October 23, 2001) On visit to controversial reactor project, Chrétien urges China to buy some more.
SCFAIT hears presentations on Bill C-31: Minutes of Proceedings
(October 18, 2001) Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met to call to order the discussion on Bill C-31 and hear presentations from witnesses, including Patricia Adams.
Probe International’s brief to SCFAIT on Bill C-31
(October 18, 2001) All spin and no substance: Bill C-31 is a devious bill drafted to convince the public that EDC is doing something to protect the environment while, in fact, EDC is frustrating efforts to stop its environmentally-damaging activities.