(October 17, 2001) New legislation makes Canada’s Export Development Corporation judge, jury and executioner, Probe International to tell Parliamentary Committee.
(October 15, 2001) Link to the NGO Working Group on the Export Development Corporation’s submission to SCFAIT on Bill C-31.
(October 12, 2001) Endesa announces that the Ralco hydroelectric power plant on the 240-mile long Bío Bío river, will go on-line December 2003, six months later than planned. EDC provided Quebec’s ABB Alstom with US$17-million in financing for generating equipment.
BILL C-31: AN ACT TO AMEND THE EXPORT DEVELOPMENT ACT AND TO MAKE CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS TO OTHER ACTS
(September 28, 2001) BILL C-31: AN ACT TO AMEND THE EXPORT DEVELOPMENT ACT AND TO MAKE CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS TO OTHER ACTS
(July 29, 2001) The Export Development Corporation will not make public details of three projects judged in a report by the auditor general to have been improperly assessed under the corporation’s environmental review process.
(June, 29, 2001) Probe International’s report on EDC’s draft disclosure policy.
(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) Encouraging new efforts toward river protection are in contrast to Canada’s past record as a stalwart supporter of large dams and refuge for the troubled hydro industry.
(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 16, 2001) More than 90 per cent of Export Development Corporation projects examined in a scathing report by the auditor general were not properly assessed under the corporation’s environmental review process.
(May 15, 2001) The Senegal River Basin Development Project, a US$1-billion dam project, completed in 1988, has already brought economic ruin, malnutrition, and disease to hundreds of thousands of West African farmers, and is expected to spread more misery when it starts generating power in 2002.
(May 15, 2001) The Export Development Corporation is still assisting environmentally and socially disastrous projects around the world even after a framework review was introduced, says a new report by the NGO Working Group on the EDC.
(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.