Canada Development Investment Corporation no longer uses the acronym ‘CDIC’ and will henceforth be abbreviated as ‘CDEV’. Some historic documents and text on this website may still refer to ‘CDIC’.

CDEV

About CDEV

The Corporation was established in 1982 under the Canada Business Corporations Act, to manage investments assigned to it and to privatize its holdings when appropriate.

Our Vision: To be the Government of Canada’s primary resource for the evaluation, management and divestiture of its commercial assets.

Our Mission: Acting in the best interest of Canada, on behalf of the Minister of Finance, we bring excellent business judgement and commercial practices to the evaluation, management and divestiture of assets of the Government of Canada. 

In November 2007, the Minister informed CDEV that “going forward, the operations of the CDEV should reflect a future focused on the ongoing management of its current holdings in a commercial manner, providing assistance to the government in new directions suited to CDEV’s capabilities, while maintaining the capacity to divest CDEV’s existing holdings, and any other government interests assigned to it for divestiture, upon the direction of the Minister of Finance”.

CDEV is a holding company that presently holds the following wholly owned subsidiaries for which it has responsibility:  Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation, which owns an 8.5% interest in the Hibernia oilfield; Canada GEN Investment Corporation, which owned the business interests of the Crown in General Motors; and Canada Eldor Inc., which has no operations, but has responsibility for servicing liabilities, chiefly arising from an agreement of purchase and sale with Cameco Inc. entered into in 1988.