Recent media coverage regarding the sale of a Bombardier jet to a company owned by South Africa's infamous Gupta family has triggered an important public debate about the accountability and transparency of Canada's export credit agency. The deal, which was financed by Export Development Canada (EDC), is just one of several transactions the agency has supported despite clear evidence of high corruption risks. Such decisions call into question EDC?s claim of ?zero tolerance? for business obtained through corruption and point to the need for improved government oversight of EDC decision-making.
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