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.
Reports and case studies
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.
Anti-Corruption and Export Development Canada: Recommendations for an Effective Policy and Improved Regulatory Oversight
In this report, we examine reforms needed to raise Export Development Canada’s anti-corruption client screening to a more robust standard. The recommendations are informed by leading anti-corruption policies and guidance documents from other export credit agencies, international financial organizations and the private sector.