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Auditor general finds stunning deficiencies in risk management at Canada’s export bank

Above Ground has long questioned Export Development Canada’s assessment of environmental and human rights risks posed by its clients' operations. Now the auditor general is warning there are “significant deficiencies” in the agency’s overall management of risk.

Report calls for overhaul of anti-corruption screening at Export Development Canada

Legal and policy reforms are needed to bolster anti-corruption mechanisms at Export Development Canada (EDC), according to a report released today by Above Ground. The publication identifies key weaknesses in EDC’s anti-corruption screening procedures and names several EDC clients investigated and/or charged with corrupt practices.

Bombardier-Gupta affair provokes timely debate on accountability of EDC

Ongoing media coverage regarding the sale of a Bombardier jet to the Gupta family has triggered an important public debate about the accountability and transparency of Export Development Canada. With Parliament set to review EDC’s governing legislation this year, the timing for such a discussion could not be better.

Canadian government includes EDC support in its review of fossil fuel subsidies

Last fall we wrote to Canada’s environment minister urging that the government include in its review of fossil fuel subsidies the billions in support it provides to oil and gas companies each year through Export Development Canada (EDC). We have now received confirmation that “EDC has been included as a part of this review.”

19 March 2018|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |

“The Borneo Case” comes to Canada as court prepares to hear financial disclosure suit

Next week a group of indigenous activists from Malaysia, accompanied by the NGO Bruno Manser Fund (BMF), will travel to Canada to call attention to the decades of clear-cut logging that has razed the rainforests of Borneo and allegedly enriched a Malaysian family accused of money laundering through a Canadian company.

25 January 2018|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |

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Karyn is a lawyer with more than a dozen years of experience working with social justice NGOs in Canada and abroad. She provides leadership on policy and law reform work aimed at enhancing government and corporate accountability mechanisms in Canada.

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