This website features information about the Review, as well as opportunities to actively participate. Global Affairs Canada has contracted International Financial Consulting Ltd. (the “Review team”) to undertake the review on its behalf.

Public engagement is central to the Review and the review process is designed to be transparent, relevant, inclusive, accountable and flexible. You can submit written comments and liaise with the Review team to discuss issues of interest.

Material produced by the review team will be posted on this website in both official languages. Material provided by the public and stakeholders will be posted in the language in which it is submitted.

Update: The Minister’s 2018 Legislative Review Report of EDC was tabled in Parliament on June 20, 2019. As the next step in the Review process, Parliament will launch an examination of the Report.


Every 10 years, the Minister of International Trade must initiate, as per the Export Development Act, a review of EDC's mandate and activities, in consultation with the Minister of Finance. The purpose of the Review is to assess the provisions and operation of the Export Development Act, and whether the legislative, regulatory and policy framework remains relevant.

The Review supports the statutory obligation, and will assess EDC’s ongoing evolution and its capacity to keep pace with the competitive dynamics and demands of international trade. The last review was conducted in 2008.

Public consultations

A key component of the legislative review is listening to the public. The Review team is eager to hear your views. All interested citizens and parties are encouraged to provide input to help to ensure that the Review is transparent and inclusive.

There are many ways to express your views and to engage with the Review team. Through the Participate section of this website, for example, you can submit comments, upload position papers, post information, ask questions and request meetings with the Review team. You can also comment on the Review via Twitter. Please contact the Review team to share any information that you believe is relevant.


If you wish to contact the Review Team, you can reach us at and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Team Leader, Review Team
Diana Smallridge
Stakeholder Liaison, Review Team
Glen Hodgson
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (renamed Global Affairs Canada) manages Canada’s diplomatic and consular relations, promotes the country’s international trade and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.

International Financial Consulting Ltd.
International Financial Consulting Ltd.

International Financial Consulting Ltd. is a leading international consulting firm specializing in financial services in support of trade, investment and development. We are recognized global experts in the area of export credit systems and institutions, and count an unrivaled track record of successfully implemented projects with export credit agencies worldwide.