Last week Export Development Canada (EDC) announced that a review it commissioned to examine support for an SNC-Lavalin project in Angola cleared its staff of any wrongdoing. Yet the process raises more questions than it answers.
Government of Canada turns back on communities harmed by Canadian mining overseas, loses trust of Canadian civil society
Today all fourteen civil society and labour union representatives of the government’s Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Body on Responsible Business Conduct Abroad resigned, citing an erosion of trust and confidence in the government’s commitment to corporate accountability.
Villagers in Brazil need help to test the safety of their water. They live near a Canadian-owned gold mine and fear that their water supply may be contaminated by toxic waste.
In this submission to the federal government, we call on Ottawa to reform the Export Development Act to prohibit Export Development Canada from supporting fossil fuel companies and projects.
In May, 120,000 people in northwestern Colombia were endangered by the potential collapse of a hydroelectric dam being developed by Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM), a client of Canada’s export credit agency. EPM is currently under investigation for possible corruption and environmental damage linked to the project.
In May Indian police shot and killed 13 people who were protesting pollution from a copper smelter owned by Vedanta Ltd, a client of Export Development Canada (EDC). In this letter, we seek answers from EDC's President and Chief Executive Officer regarding the actions taken by the public agency to respond to the shootings and the harms caused by its client's operations.