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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PIPSC president Debi Daviau says amount spent on outsourcing has increased ‘despite commitment by the government to reduce spending on external consultants to 2005 levels,’ at union’s annual general meeting.
The process of new MPs learning where their Ottawa offices will be will begin after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces who will be making up his re-jigged cabinet on Nov. 20, the government whip said last week.