The next frontier of conflict minerals: South America

Given its past leadership limiting blood diamonds, Canada can help now in its own backyard.

Former NDP MP Paul Dewar introduced a bill, defeated at second reading in the last Parliament, to put tighter controls on conflict minerals from the Great Lakes region in Africa used to produce smartphones and laptops. Trade in conflict minerals appears to have now emerged in Venezuela.The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:00 AM

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