CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY LEADERS CALL ON G20 MINISTERS TO FOCUS ON REAL PROBLEMS
Canadian churches launch national campaign
to reform the Export Development Corporation
(Oct. 4, 2000 – OTTAWA) Members of the Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Initiative (CEJI) concerned about the negative impact that EDC-supported projects have had on people and the environment, launched a campaign today to reform the Export Development Act, the statute governing the Export Development Corporation (EDC).
Groups call on Canada to pull the plug on the Akkuyu Nuclear Reactor as Turkey a
WORLD BANK REPUTATION ON THE LINE OVER TIBET PROJECT
Activists look to Canada for leadership to uphold Bank policies and protect Tibetans
Secrecy surrounds EDC’s Plans to Decrease Secrecy
INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES (USA) * URGEWALD (GERMANY) * REFORM THE WORLD BANK CAMPAIGN (ITALY) * GREEN GROUP (ITALIAN SENATE) * HALIFAX INITIATIVE (CANADA) * SIERRA CLUB (USA) * PROJECT UNDERGROUND (USA) * CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (USA) * ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE (USA)* RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK (USA) * AMIS DE LA TERRE (FRANCE) * BANK INFORMATION CENTER (U
Coalition and Prominent Canadians call on Minister Pettigrew to legislate the Export Development Corporation to Protect People and the Environment
May 19, 2000
Ottawa - Minister Pettigrew failed to recommend changes to increase the Export Development Development Corporation's public transparency and accountability to internationally upheld standards, in his response to a Standing Committee report, "Reviewing the Export Development Act", presented to the House of Commons yesterday.
Tuesday, November 16, 1999
Canadian NGOs Launch Campaign to Make EDC Responsible to People and the Environment
HIPC Initiative will not serve the world’s poorest with the IMF in control
28 Sept. 1999
The Halifax Initiative coalition of development, labour, human rights and environment organizations is deeply concerned that debt relief is still inappropriately conditioned on compliance with IMF-directed programs. The debt crisis continues to be used as a lever to force open economies, an inexcusable manipulation of poverty and human tragedy. The heart of the problem is that final control of the program remains in the hands of an unreformed IMF.