(October 28, 2010) Last night Canadian lawmakers defeated legislation that would hold mining companies accountable to taxpayers—who subsidize their investments through the Export Development Corporation—and citizens in the developing world on the front line of such investments. Read the story from the Globe and Mail below.
(October 27, 2010) Contact your Member of Parliament to show support for tonight’s third reading of Bill C-300.
(October 26, 2010) Industry wants carte blanche use of taxpayers’ funds, writes Patricia Adams in the Financial Post.
(October 18, 2010) Probe International’s Executive Director, Patricia Adams, discusses the upcoming third reading of Bill C-300, which would hold Canadian mining companies accountable for their environmental and human rights abuses.
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.
(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.
(June, 29, 2001) Probe International’s report on EDC’s draft disclosure policy.
All aboard the EDC money train: The Export Development Corporation uses government money to prop up smokestack industries while discouraging private-sector competition in the credit insurance business
(January 11, 1999) The Export Development Corporation funds environmentally-damaging industries with taxpayer money, writes Patricia Adams.
(December 21, 1998) Export Development Corporation is unnecessary, costly and unaccountable. Misleads the Canadian public is an environmental wrecker. Patronage agency should be shut down. By Patricia Adams.