Should harms arise from a mining project, they need to be remedied. Dialogue is the best approach.
An artisanal miner pans for gold in Chiquitania, Bolivia. Industry and civil society share a common belief that communities must be involved in and benefit from mining projects that affect them, writes the Mining Association of Canada's Pierre Gratton. Photograph courtesy of Jean-François Gornet
OTTAWA—When it comes to the topic of a potential human rights ombudsperson, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) welcomes healthy dialogue.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'