GOVERNMENT AVOIDS BRINGING EDC UNDER CANADA’S ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION
Changes to EDC’s Policy are good, but not enough
(Ottawa, June 26, 2001). Long-awaited changes to the Export Development Corporation’s Act will increase EDC’s accountability, however, the government has failed to use the best tools available, existing legislation which EDC is currently exempted from. EDC is exempted from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the Access to Information Act.
Extracted from "Who killed Ken Saro-Wiwa?"
"Suit against Shell points to corporate responsibility" by Elizabeth Neuffer(Boston Globe)[ Source : "The Gazette, Montreal, Tuesday, June 26, 2001" ]
World Bank okays loan to Nigeria
The World Bank last week approved a $15-million loan to Nigeria to provide funding for Nigerian companies working for Shell.
Jun. 15, 01:00 EDT
Manley blasts U.S. on farm-aid
Finance minister denounces $190 billion deal
Atlantic Canada Bureau
HALIFAX — Deputy Prime Minister John Manley came out swinging in his international debut as finance minister yesterday, chastising a top U.S. official for helping the drug trade and hurting the poor.
Export agency to open books
Mark MacKinnon, Globe and Mail
Tuesday, May 15, 2001
Coalition of NGOs Welcomes Auditor General's Report on the Export Development Corporation’s Environmental Review Framework --Calls for EDC’s exemption from the Calls for EDC’s exemption from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act to be removed.
Group wants Crown-owned bank to follow environmental act when dealing loans
Tuesday, May 15, 2001
OTTAWA (CP) - A coalition of non-governmental organizations wants Ottawa to force the federally owned Export Development Corp. to apply the Environmental Assessment Act when deciding to fund foreign projects.
NGO Report Demonstrates
the Export Development Corporation
Risks the Environment
For immediate release May 14, 2001
EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TRADE FINANCING
130,000 Canadians sign letters addressed to Minister Pettigrew calling for tighter regulation of the Export Development Corporation
For immediate release
(Ottawa, April 3, 2001) – Representatives of indigenous peoples in Chile and Colombia are in Ottawa to speak about the devastating impacts of Export Development Corporation (EDC) trade-financing.
Regulate or devastate? That is the question
March 22, 2001 - Today non-governmental organizations call on Finance Minister Martin to act immediately to control financial market behavior.
“With stock markets crashing around us, the need to control the rollercoaster of international finance has never been more urgent”, said Gord Walker of Halifax Initiative member organization RESULTS Canada, "Parliamentarians voted overwhelmingly to do so two years ago, but the federal government has dropped the ball."
NGO Coalition accuses Government of having a double standard on trade, human rights and environment
Monday, February 20, 2001