Canada's ECA Continues to Withhold Key Environmental Information

March 29, 2005 (Source: Sierra Legal Defence Fund) — Canada's ECA Export Development Canada (EDC) continues to withhold key environmental information about the projects it supports, citing reasons of “commercial confidentiality”. "EDC's disclosure policy advocates what is in essence a 'trust us' approach", said Tim Howard, co-author of a recent Sierra Legal Defence Fund report on the EDC policy. "Not only is this totally inconsistent with basic principles of democratic transparency, but it also falls short in terms of both national and international standards around the disclosure of environmental information." Read the full Sierra Legal Defence Fund Report (PDF) Learn more and take action at the Halifax Initiative's web site