Communities in the Philippines would benefit from the appointment of an independent extractive-sector ombudsperson to monitor Canadian mining operations overseas.
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured earlier this year, when in opposition in 2014 voted in favour of a private member’s bill to establish an extractive-sector ombudsperson. Author Connie Sorio writes that she should re-introduce the bill this year. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Canadian mining companies are often the face of Canada in the Global South. For those affected by these companies, this face may be a far cry from how Canadians like to see themselves.
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