The news EDC is to investigate allegations that its support of SNC-Lavalin’s Matala Dam project in Angola was used to pay bribes has us on pins and needles. How thorough will the investigation be? Will we ever learn the results?
A chief executive at a global trade credit insurance firm is calling for change after years of “unfair” market conditions in Canada.
Activists call the agency “essentially self-governing” in the areas of environment, human rights and anti-corruption.
Media sources in India are following the Canadian government’s investigation of SNC-Lavalin with great interest.
(March 10, 2014) Export Development Canada says it needs nearly a year to sort through a mountain of documents regarding its involvement in Libya.
(May 12, 2011) Re: “Greening Harper,” Lawrence Solomon, May 7
(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.
(October 25, 2002) The National Post writes: Export Development Canada has hung like an albatross around the neck of the Canadian taxpayer for far too long. It must stop making new loans, wind down its operations and then shutter itself for good.
(January 1, 2002) In an attempt to increase public access to information on EDC operations, Probe International has assembled the following information from our extensive files, including 20 years of correspondence with EDC, EDC Annual Reports and news releases, and articles from trade journals, newspapers, and magazines.
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.
(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 15, 2001) Link to the NGO Working Group on the Export Development Corporation’s submission to SCFAIT on Bill C-31.
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