(August 18, 2008) All spin and no substance: Chapter E-20, the Export Development Act R.S. 1985, c. E20 (formerly Bill C-31) is a devious amendment 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. Furthermore, this law prevents any references to the Export Development Corporation on pain of jail or a hefty fine. It needlessly curtails free speech.
(September 17, 2002) In a thousand quiet and unknown ways, speech is stifled.
Under a new law, just saying “EDC” or “Export Development Corporation” could be illegal.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(October 17, 2001) New legislation makes Canada’s Export Development Corporation judge, jury and executioner, Probe International to tell Parliamentary Committee.