A reality check on Canadian mining in Africa

It seems that every time you read or hear about Canadian mining in Africa, it's negative toward the industry. But Canadian mining operations in Africa are providing jobs to local people and taxes, dividends and royalties to local governments.

Flickr Photo: Julien Harneis
Artisanal miners work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Lucien Bradet
Published: Wednesday, 11/23/2011 12:00 am EST

It seems that every time you read or hear about Canadian mining in Africa, it prompts negative feelings in you, or you develop a negative opinion toward the industry. Why? Simply because everything you read is quite negative, you are dealing half-truths, an incomplete picture of the situation, misleading opinion and, most of all, the results of shabby research.

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