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Transnational Lawsuits in Canada against Extractive Companies

This publication provides an overview of claims filed in Canadian courts containing allegations of environmental or human rights abuse overseas linked to the operations of Canadian extractive companies or companies within their corporate group. We examine the outcomes and implications of each case, and the challenges inherent in transnational litigation of this nature.

After Hidroituango disaster, EDC talks remedy but fails to provide it

Problems in the construction of a hydroelectric dam financed in part by Canada led to a flooding disaster in northwestern Colombia in 2018, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. Four years later, locals are still suffering the consequences, with no remedy from Canada in sight.

Bombardier-Gupta affair provokes timely debate on accountability of EDC

Ongoing media coverage regarding the sale of a Bombardier jet to the Gupta family has triggered an important public debate about the accountability and transparency of Export Development Canada. With Parliament set to review EDC’s governing legislation this year, the timing for such a discussion could not be better.