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Canada’s new corporate responsibility ombudsperson falls far short of its promise

9 December 2019

Writing in the Business and Human Rights Journal, our director Karyn Keenan relates how promises of a robust watchdog to investigate complaints against Canadian multinationals gave way to an office that lacks the powers to do its job.

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Opinion Pieces

Canada’s export bank denounced for backing disastrous Colombian megadam

20 November 2019

Human rights advocates are denouncing the Canadian government’s financial support for a disastrous hydroelectric project in Colombia, as a leader from one of the affected communities arrives in Ottawa to meet today with officials at Export Development Canada (EDC) and Global Affairs Canada.

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Press Releases

Fuelling the oil sands

15 July 2019

While other public institutions pull out of fossil fuels, Canada’s export credit agency continues to bankroll oil companies — including those expanding production in one of the world’s most emissions-intensive oil fields.

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Reports and Case Studies

EPM’s disastrous dam

15 July 2019

Warnings of corruption and social and environmental harm accompanied the Hidroituango venture from its earliest days. Yet Canada’s export credit agency helped make the project happen, with a $466-million loan to EPM, the company developing the dam.

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Reports and Case Studies

Kinross Gold’s Brazilian mine

15 July 2019

Over the past decade Kinross Gold has dramatically expanded its Morro do Ouro mine, displacing traditional communities in the process. Despite these abuses, Kinross Gold remains a frequent client of Canada’s export bank.

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Reports and Case Studies
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