January 13, 2007

Jan. 13, 2007: Financing Disaster #2 Introduction

There are several posts that go together as explorations of EDC, the Canada Account, nuclear sales, transparency, the environment as it relates to this, and more. This begins with a report entitled Financing Disaster which I mentioned and gave a link for on Dec. 28, 2006; however, this time there are screen captures and more information. The component posts updated with a brief idea of the contents are:

Jan. 13, 2007: Title Page & TOC [table of contents]

Jan. 13, 2007: The Switch, Environment & Lack of Accountability

The import of this post will become more evident by the end and mention of the environment and heavy water.

Jan. 13, 2007: South Korea Wolsong: Concessions

Jan. 13, 2007: Strawberry Fields Forever

Jan. 13, 2007: Leasing Heavy Water & Qinshan Concessions

Several posts go together in that they reveal how difficult it is to find out information: for example, about exactly what has been accomplished with CIDA aid money and then what the loans through the Export Development Canada's Canada account entail. There is a lack of transparency. It took more time than I expected to find out what companies were involved in nuclear projects and under what acronyms or names; hence, I have included information on where I looked and search terms.

Jan. 13, 2007: EDC-Competition, Disclosure, Access to Information -- which leads to the posts below: CIDA officials present Evidence before the Standing Senate committee on National Defence

Jan. 13, 2007: #1 CIDA Evidence to Senate Committee [i.e. Where has Canada's Foreign Aid been going in Afghanistan? - Continued below]

Jan. 13, 2007: #2 CIDA Evidence to Senate Committee [52-million-dollar micro-financing program in Afghanistan - $100 million per year - supervised by ARTF and the World Bank - Middle Eastern accounting firms - women trained in communication and media - radio - $3-Million out of $90-Million for basic education for girls]

Jan. 13, 2007: #3 CIDA - ARTF [Asian Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and the World Bank - officials from the Canadian International Development Agency: Hau Sing Tse, Vice-President of the Asia Branch, and Phillip Baker, Director of the Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka Division - Afghan ARTF Expatriates Services Program - artfexpat.gov.af which leads to iom.int or the International Organization for Migration - Lateral Entry Program to place 100 lateral entrants from NGOs and international organizations in middle- and senior-level line positions in government ministries and agencies]

Jan. 13, 2007: Canatom NPM & Network Part 1

Jan. 13, 2007: Canatom NPM & Network Part 2 [re: heavy water - "The NWMO has refused to rule out the importation of radioactive waste -- raising the possibility that Canada could become an international radioactive waste dump. Indeed, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the President of NWMO, has stated that Canada may have an “ethical” obligation to accept foreign radioactive waste"]

Throughout, and especially in the final post in this series, note mention of the following:

Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) ... 2003

The triangular relationship between the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Aboriginal Peoples and the Government of Canada

Aboriginal Peoples have a role to play in assisting the Government ... the long-term management of nuclear fuel waste, particularly because of their traditional knowledge.

$880 million dollars
trust funds
The National Aboriginal Organisations


Anonymous Anna Keightley said...

Frosty: On the off-chance you haven't already seen this article citing a CTF report:


Hang onto your hat. CTF cites "corporate welfare" may have exceeded $18 bln from 1982-1995.

Sat Jan 13, 11:20:00 AM 2007  
Blogger News Junkie Canada said...

Thanks for writing. I'll check though this latest effort has taken most of the wind out of my sails for a bit. Keep sending any information you find. I appreciate it.

Sat Jan 13, 07:44:00 PM 2007  

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