Mining Interests Driving Investment Protection Negotiations with Madagascar and Tanzania

Diplomats hope successful talks will prompt investment in agriculture and tourism, while opposition critics hope human rights won't be forgotten in the deals.

Michelle Collins
Published: Wednesday, 03/19/2008 12:00 am EDT

Canadian mining interests abroad are at the root of the government's recent push to sign investment protection agreements with developing countries, a drive that now includes Tanzania and Madagascar.

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