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Appointment of President and Chief Executive Officer of Export Development Canada

David Emerson announced the appointment of Eric Siegel as President and CEO of Export Development Canada (EDC).

I did a search on the EDC and Mr. Siegal and came across a few articles of interest:

"'Bottomless hypocrisy' demands scrutinyEconomist calls for royal commission" Link

"interim auditor general on Tuesday criticized the Export Development Corporation on how it reviews the environmental impact of industrial projects it supports." Link

"How Canada's hidden loan to Amtrak sealed deal for Quebec firm; Export Development Corp. bailed out U.S. giant while Liberals slashed VIA Rail funding" Link

`This is a race to the bottom': Crown agency spends billions secretly backing environmentally destructive projects others won't touch Export Development Corp. `will do anything,' critic says; EDC VP insists agency `routinely' turns down projects that are environmentally `risky' Link