MiningWatch Canada says the industry is operating on an outdated, weak corporate social responsibility strategy and needs an ombudsman paired with government commitment to enforce sanctions against offending extractive companies.
Liberal MP John McKay said he expects to see a clear plan in place by March 2017 for creating an ombudsman for the extractive sector. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Canada may soon have an extractive resources ombudsman who would ensure that Canada’s mining companies act ethically, according to the Liberal MP who has been championing the cause.
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