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22 November 2019
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Author: Reuters

« L'organisme Canadien qui surveille l'industrie minière canadienne veut réclamer plus de pouvoirs », 21 novembre 2019...

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24 October 2019

Commentary: What Trudeau's re-election means for mining in Canada

Author: JP Casey & Umar Ali, Mining Technology

With more than 60 minerals and metals currently being pulled from Canadian soil, the mining industry is a major contributor to the national economy... However, the rapid expansion of mining operations have introduced a number of problems... [including]...

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12 February 2019

Canada: Standing Committee report on resource extraction in Latin America recommends Govt. focus development initiatives on root causes of human rights abuses

Author: Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, House of Commons

"Race to the top: Improving Canada's extractive sector corporate social responsibility strategy to safeguard human rights in Latin America," 31 Jan 2019...

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24 January 2019
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Author: Timothé Matte-Bergeron, Radio Canada

« Travail forcé en Érythrée : une minière canadienne devant la Cour suprême du Canada », 23 janvier 2019...

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16 January 2018

Canada: Govt. to announce new ombudsperson for “responsible enterprise”; role to cover extractive & other sectors

Author: Peter Mazereeuw, The Hill Times

“Champagne to announce new ombudsman for corporate responsibility Wednesday, after years-long campaign by human rights groups”, 16 Jan 2018...

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11 December 2017

Following abuses in Guatemala, Canadian NGOs propose a national human rights ombudsperson to oversee the mining sector

Author: National Observer (Canada)

“Raids, incarceration and decimated Indigenous land stains Canada's reputation in Guatemala”, 6 of December 2017...

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13 October 2017
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Author: Sarah R. Champagne, Le Devoir (Canada)

« Minières canadiennes à l'étranger: la création d'un poste d'ombudsman se fait toujours attendre », 10 octobre 2017...

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31 May 2017

Canada: UN experts urge govt. & business to better protect indigenous rights & human rights defenders, and improve access to remedy

Following a ten-day visit to Canada, the UN Working Group on business and human rights has released a statement urging the Canadian authorities and business sector to strengthen their efforts to prevent and address adverse human rights impacts of...

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21 April 2016

Canadian courts review series of claims filed against Canadian mining companies for human rights abuses abroad

Author: Nelson Bennett, Business Vancouver (Canada)

"Wave of foreign lawsuits against local miners hits Canadian courts", 19 Apr 2016...

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13 April 2016

Canada: MP urges govt. to strictly supervise overseas activities of Canadian companies to avoid human rights claims

Author: Ian Bickis, Canadian Press

"Canadian miners violating human rights abroad need stricter supervision, MP says", 5 Apr 2016...

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