(February 27, 2009) Heavily censored data keeps tight lip on Canadian investments in Chile.
(February 1, 2003) Is EDC making the world a worse place? There’s no way for ordinary Canadians to make an informed judgment because the Crown corporation simply doesn’t reveal enough information.
(June 8, 2001) The Access to Information Act should apply to the Export Development Corporation – Montreal’s M‚tro newspaper quotes Probe International.
(June 1, 2001) Probe International argues that the Canadian government’s growing predilection for secrecy is alarming. Probe recommends that the disclosure of information on public interest grounds should prevail over corporate interests.
(May 22, 2001) The Export Development Corporation has made a stunning reversal in its disclosure policy, mostly in response to pressure from non-governmental organizations and the media.
(May 15, 2001) Auditor General of Canada says that EDC needs to address gaps in its environmental review process and to be more open with the public, particularly concerning environmentally risky projects.
(May 15, 2001) In an effort to counter a damning report expected to be handed down today, the federal government’s export-development agency is planning to open its books to public scrutiny for the first time in its 32-year history.
(May 25, 2000) Patricia Adams’ controversial National Post article examines the EDC.
(May 15, 2000) Canadian policy-makers have a curious tendency to think hybrid public-private organizations offer the best of all possible worlds: the efficiency of the private sector and the financial muscle of government working smoothly to further the public interest.
(May 14, 2000) The U.S. Export-Import Bank posts details of its transactions on behalf of American companies on the Web for the entire world to see. Its Canadian counterpart, however, conducts its business behind closed doors.
(May 9, 2000) The federal government’s Export Development Corporation has struck an exclusive deal — without a call for tenders –with an insurance company owned by a powerful Canadian corporation with strong connections to Prime Minister Jean Chretien and the Liberal party.
(May 9, 2000) While the EDC maintain its standard banking procedure not to disclose details of loans, a former bank regulator is calling for an independant review of the agency’s practises.
(March 22, 2000) The Export Development Corporation has shelled out more than $685 million in long-term, interest-free loans that are not repayable for up to 55 years to developing countries such as China, Pakistan and Gabon.
(March 21, 2000) The "cloud of secrecy" that surrounds the Export Development Corp., a federal Crown corporation that is exempt from access to information laws, is covering up $2.8 billion in bad loans, opposition MPs charged yesterday.
(March 21, 2000) An esteemed Canadian economist has called for a royal commission to probe endemic secrecy within the taxpayer-backed Export Development Corp.