(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.
Last minute action for Bill C-300
(October 27, 2010) Contact your Member of Parliament to show support for tonight’s third reading of Bill C-300.
He who pays the piper calls the mining tune
(October 26, 2010) Industry wants carte blanche use of taxpayers’ funds, writes Patricia Adams in the Financial Post.
China’s environmental disaster
The giant Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River risks choking China’s largest river port with silt and sewage and displacing 500,000 people unnecessarily, engineers and academics are warning the country’s political leaders.
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.
Canada’s #1 threat to the global environment is trying to muzzle Probe International and its support
(March 21, 1996) Canada’s Export Development Corporation has quickly become Canada’s #1 threat to the global environment, and it is determined to stop the attention Probe International and its supporters have been giving it.
American multinationals will plead for Canadian taxpayer subsidies if no US support is given for TG
(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 them public funds, according to the president of one American company hoping to cash in on the mega-project.
PRESS RELEASE American multinationals will plead for Canadian taxpayer subsidies if no US support is given for TG
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 […]
Cyanide devastated Guyana’s main waterway, thanks to a project supported by your tax dollars
(August 21, 1995) The disaster in Guyana began in the early morning hours of Saturday August 19: at a Canadian-owned gold mine, a red, poisonous sludge erupted through a breach in an earthen dam which was holding back a waste pond.