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The federal Liberals came into office promising to take action on human rights abuses associated with one of Canada’s largest and most controversial areas of foreign investment abroad: mining. But a rare study on the issue in the House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights seems designed to justify the do-nothing status quo, since the process precludes any critical examination of Canada’s current policy. The subcommittee has been holding hearings on “Human rights surrounding natural resource extraction

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House subcommittee hearings on mining in Latin America a public disservice

By Jen Moore      

The committee hasn’t heard from people most directly affected by Canadian mining operations in the region.

Liberal MP Michael Levitt is chair of the House Subcommittee on International Human Rights. The Hill Times file photograph
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