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Export Development Canada

Who received tens of billions in federal bailout funds? Without transparency reforms, we may never know.

Critics warn of an "enormous transparency gap" surrounding tens of billions of dollars in emergency aid given to businesses during the pandemic. To close that gap, legislation that hinders full public disclosure should be amended.

Above Ground and Brazilian allies seek details about Kinross plan to compensate locals impacted by mine

Over a decade after a mine expansion by Kinross Gold displaced traditional communities in Brazil, the firm, a frequent client of Export Development Canada, has issued a proposal to affected communities. Above Ground and its Brazilian partners have written to Brazilian authorities to obtain further details.

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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, we ask the trade minister 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.