Mining Watchdogs Want Probe: Critics Plan To Ask For RCMP Investigation of Calgary Company’s Operations in Mexico

“Canadian mining watchdog groups want the RCMP to investigate Blackfire Exploration Ltd., the Calgary mining company with operations in Mexico.

Blackfire’s subsidiary has been caught up in controvery since last fall when news broke that one of the company’s most vocal opponents, Mexican activist Mariano Abarca Roblero, was killed. The company denies any involvement in the murder.
The United Steelworkers and three Canadian watchdog groups (Common Frontiers-Canada, the Council of Canadians and Mining Watch Canada) planned to file an official complaint Wednesday with the RCMP under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act over allegations that Blackfire was paying the mayor of a small Mexican town in return for the mayor’s favour…”

Read the rest of Brett Popplewell’s article here.

 

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