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Further correspondence with EDC regarding its clients under investigation for corruption

Several corporations financed by Export Development Canada are currently being investigated for corruption by U.S. government authorities. In correspondence with EDC, we seek clarity on how this public agency prevents corrupt practices and what steps it takes when clients are investigated for corruption. This letter responds to correspondence received from EDC.

23 October 2015|Categories: Other News, Letters|Tags: , , , , , |

Above Ground testifies at Queen’s Park

Bill 52, the Protection of Public Participation Act, seeks to protect public interest organizations from SLAPP (strategic litigation against public participation) suits. Karen Hamilton testified before the Standing Committee on Justice Policy where she shared Above Ground's experience being threatened with such a suit and encouraged Ontario legislators to adopt the measure.

1 October 2015|Categories: Other News|Tags: |

Major protest in Peru involving Canadian oil company

Canadian company Pacific Exploration & Production was recently granted a concession to oil block 192 in the Peruvian Amazon. Residents in the region of Loreto have since staged a series of protests including a two-day regional strike. While many in Loreto, including the regional government, are angry that the state oil company was excluded from the concession, indigenous people affected by the oil block raise other concerns.

11 September 2015|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |

Yudja indigenous people request consultation on Belo Sun

Canadian company Belo Sun wants to mine for gold in the Brazilian Amazon, next to the massive Belo Monte dam, which is currently under construction. The mine would affect several indigenous nations, including those who live in voluntary isolation. While the Brazilian Public Prosecutor challenges the mine licensing process in court, affected indigenous people demand that they be consulted by the company.

17 July 2015|Categories: Other News|Tags: , |

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Karyn Keenan, Director

 

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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