December 22, 1995 American multinationals that want contracts to build China’s massive Three Gorges dam will try to get financing from the Canadian government through their Canadian subsidiaries if the U.S. denies […]
Canadian company to help displace over 1 million Chinese from their homes crown corporation expected
(November 7, 1995) Monenco Agra, a subsidiary of Calgary-based Agra Industries Ltd., plans to help the Chinese government displace more than one million people to make way for the Three Gorges dam.
(February 4, 2014) A “privileged and confidential” review by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), released to Probe International under the Access to Information Act, says graft-tainted engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has cleaned up its act. Reviews that lack rigour and independence, however, do not help the cause of rebuilding corporate reputations.
(September 25, 2013) Canadian economist Patricia Adams questions why the Canadian Commercial Corporation has been trying to get the Trinidad and Tobago government to sign a deal with SNC-Lavalin.
The future looks good for Canadian arms manufacturers, says journalist Paul Christopher Webster in this in-depth look at the sale of Canadian-built light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia — a sale approved by the Conservative government and supported by the Trudeau administration despite concerns the vehicles could be used against civilian populations.
Contrary to Canada’s boy-scout image, Canadian companies have been among the Western world’s worst offenders.
(September 25, 2013) Lawmakers in Trinidad and Tobago tell the Canadian government SNC-Lavalin is a company too tainted by corruption to risk awarding a multi-million-dollar hospital contract to.
(August 21, 2013) Officials in Trinidad and Tobago are reconsidering the country’s involvement with corruption-plagued engineering firm SNC-Lavalin.
(August 20, 2013) The World Bank and Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development have banned Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin from bidding on aid contracts. But that hasn’t deterred the Canadian federal department of Public Works from awarding a lucrative defence contract to a subsidiary of the corruption-plagued SNC-Lavalin company.
(August 3, 2013) A little-known Crown corporation is doing what it can to help corruption-plagued SNC-Lavalin get a lucrative contract in Trinidad and Tobago.
(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.
Here’s what you need to know about the most powerful financial institution you almost never hear about.
Better to develop trading relationships with tomorrow’s winners than to tie our fortunes to an economy that can pull us down.
Activists call the agency “essentially self-governing” in the areas of environment, human rights and anti-corruption.
Export Development Canada has perfected the art of lending billions of taxpayer dollars to scandal-ridden foreign buyers. But its transparency could use some work. Patricia Adams of Probe International shares her experience with EDC “disclosure”.