(April 2, 1997) Probe International’s Executive Director, Patricia Adams, looks at some of the disastrous projects backed by the Canadian Crown corporation, the Export Development Corporation.
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.
(March 1, 1996) Letter by Probe International’s Patricia Adams: EDC finances some of the world’s worst environmental disasters.
(November 29, 1995) For 5O years government guarantees have allowed the World Bank and its sister development banks to amass the world’s riskiest loan portfolios. Three months ago, the weakest of these sisters, the African Development Bank, was downgraded. And now for the first time, the World Bank admits that many of its own loans can’t be paid back.
(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.
(March 21, 1995) Last November, while leading his Team Canada mission in China, Prime Minister Jean Chretien shocked Canadians by announcing Canadian government support for the mammoth Three Gorges dam project on the Yangtze River, and his intention to use tax dollars to help finance this controversial project.
The world does not have too many people – it does have too many ill-conceived mega-projects that have created pockets of grief.The London Free Press.
“Fear by the North of environmental degradation provides the South the leverage that did not exist before.”