Watchdog to investigate complaints about overseas Canadian mining companies

Posted January 17, 2018 6:24 pm by Editor

Watchdog to investigate complaints about overseas Canadian mining companies

A 20-year fight for government oversight of Canadian mining companies overseas has resulted in an watchdog who will soon have power to independently investigate human rights abuses.Canada’s Catholic development agency is applauding the new ombudsperson as it prepares to take a seat on a new “Advisory Body on Responsible Business Conduct” which will be set up along with the ombudsperson’s office.“Minister (of International Trade Francois-Philippe) Champagne was really talking about Canada being a global leader in progressive business. So we are really excited to hear about that,” Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace advocacy officer Elana Wright told The

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