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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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1 June 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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17 December 2014

Canada announces new corporate social responsibility strategy for extractives abroad integrating UN Guiding Principles

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7 August 2014

Canada: Mining association says investigation findings re toxic spill from Imperial Metals mine could lead to changes for entire industry

Author: Sunny Dhillon, Globe and Mail (Canada)

"Mount Polley spill could affect whole mining industry", 8 Aug 2014...

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28 January 2014

Four tough issues to address to beat the "resource curse" [Africa]

Author: Keith Slack, Thomas Reuters Foundation

...[It is time] once again...for Mining Indaba, the largest annual global mining industry conference. There will be a lot of networking...but probably not much discussion of the tougher issues facing African countries as they try to use...mineral...

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16 January 2014

[PDF] New framework clears path for transparency in Canada's mining sector

Author: Publish What You Pay Canada

Canadian exploration and mining associations, in collaboration with civil society organizations, have released recommendations for the development of a payment transparency standard for all publicly-traded mining companies in Canada. Today’s launch by...

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