Did business blind Canada to the realities in Libya?

Oil companies profited, but it's unclear whether they helped or hurt the country.

Anca Gurzu
Published: Wednesday, 03/09/2011 12:00 am EST

In January 2002, David Kilgour boarded a plane for Tripoli. Diplomatic relations between Canada and Libya had been poor for decades, but now there were indications the isolated oil-rich Maghreb country was ready to change.

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