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.
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.
The oil sands industry's heavy environmental toll has prompted other investors to walk away. Why is our export credit agency bankrolling its rapid expansion?
Warnings of corruption and social and environmental harm accompanied the Hidroituango venture from its earliest days. Yet twice Export Development Canada (EDC) financed EPM, and at least one of EDC’s loans was used to finance the company's flagship project.
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.
An expert report commissioned by Above Ground confirms that locals near the Morro do Ouro mine are exposed to dangerous concentrations of environmental arsenic.