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Letter to Minister Ng: remedy harm caused by EDC-financed dam in Colombia

Communities devastated by the Hidroituango dam in Colombia continue to seek accountability from the Canadian government, which financed the project through its export bank. In this letter to the trade minister, we call on Ottawa to ensure that the bank makes reparations and no longer supports such damaging projects.

Expert analysis lays out reforms for decarbonizing Canada’s export bank

Canada has become the second-largest public financier of fossil fuels in the G20 due to the business carried out by its export bank. New research commissioned by Above Ground and Oil Change International identifies policy and legal reforms needed to reverse the trend and redirect the bank's resources into low-carbon solutions.

Transnational Lawsuits in Canada against Extractive Companies

Eight claims containing allegations of environmental or human rights abuse related to the overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies have been filed in Canadian courts. This document provides a summary of these eight lawsuits, their implications, and the challenges presented by transnational lawsuits of this nature.