Here in Canada, Enbridge has been found guilty of “criminal misconduct” by the Supreme Court for charging its Canadian customers late-payment penalties that exceeded permissible legal interest rate levels.
Enbridge first became the target of shareholder action in 2003 because of their potential involvement in death squads in Colombia. Colombia is in the midst of a brutal civil war, and security providers for Enbridge may have been associated with the Colombian paramilitaries. The allegation include the purchase of military equipment and passing “intelligence” on to death squads about “subversives” in communities through which the their OCENSA pipeline passes. (Enbridge is a major stakeholder in the pipeline.) 200 peasant families from one of these communities (Zaragosa) sued despite death threats and abject poverty, claiming that the pipeline had destroyed their lands.
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