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Resources

Learn more about current issues and developments related to corporate accountability and human rights with these letters, publications and other materials from Above Ground and our partner organizations.

 

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: , , , , , |

Asbestos and lead: Canada’s toxic exports

The use of asbestos and lead is strictly regulated in Canada. While Canadian regulations controlling the domestic use of asbestos and lead have existed for over forty years, Canadian companies continue to export these toxic substances overseas, to countries where few, if any, regulations exist. 

2 July 2015|Categories: Other Materials|

Export Credit Agencies and Human Rights: Failure to Protect

This report, published in 2014 by the Halifax Initiative, Counter Current, Forum Suape, Both Ends and Movimiento Ríos Vivos, presents case studies of projects with significant human rights impacts that have been carried out by private sector actors financed by export credit agencies. One of the case studies focuses on Export Development Canada's financing of Brazilian mining company Vale. The report identifies policy and law reform recommendations that seek to ensure that export credit agencies no longer commit nor are complicit in human rights violations.

29 June 2015|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , |
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