Government of Canada policies and positions
April 22nd, 2003
The Hon. David Anderson
Minister of the Environment
The Honourable John Manley
Minister of Finance House of Commons
Ottawa, K1A 0A6
July 19, 2002
Dear Minister Manley,
Southern Africa is facing its worst food crisis in over a decade, with millions of people facing starvation. The UN World Food Programme has launched an emergency appeal for assistance, and Canada is responding promptly and generously.
As development, human rights, church and environmental organizations, our concern extends beyond the need for emergency aid. We are dismayed to see millions of dollars continue to be taken out of the region by creditors like the World Bank.
For immediate release: July 10, 2002
CEE BANKWATCH HUNGARY * HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF KYRGYZSTAN * MINERAL POLICY CENTER * MININGWATCH CANADA
*** FATALITY AT TROUBLED KUMTOR GOLD MINE
*** Kyrgyz and International NGOs Renew Call for Independent Environmental/Safety Audit
*** Coalition to Assemble Audit Team
Commentator barred from G8 media site
As next week's summit looms, activists find a 'perimeter of fear' keeps them far away from the action
G8 leaders bring differing priorities to the table. Activists, meantime, aren't even being allowed in
By DAWN WALTON
Friday, June 21, 2002 Print Edition, Page A6
CALGARY -- While African development is supposed to be the central focus at next week's meeting of world leaders, access denial is becoming a major theme for globalization opponents.
The Zimbabwe Independent, 17 May, 2002: Nepad's Zim quarantine a false start
Remarks by the Canadian High Commissioner to South Africa and shuttle diplomacy this week by South Africa's Thabo Mbeki reveal a worrying trend:
The G8 countries are preparing to swallow the deception that African leaders have the Zimbabwe crisis "in hand" and thereby qualify for the US$64 billion on offer for trade and investment under the Nepad plan.
May 10, 2002
Export Development Canada -backed mine leaves a sea of cyanide
Groups call on G8 Environment Ministers to Improve Environmental Standards of Export Credit Agencies
For immediate release