Mining for human rights in Latin America

Embassy Magazine’s Jim Creskey discusses the Canadian Government’s failure to uphold  its promise to ¨to strengthen and promote Canada’s foundational values of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.”

In the last session of Parliament, Liberal MP John McKay introduced a bill that would have offered some regulation of Canadian mining corporations operating overseas. The bill, C-300, was defeated in its third reading but it seems it’s far from dead—outside Parliament in the court of public opinion.

“C-300 was a glorious failure,” Mr. McKay said last week in an interview.

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