Canada warms to mining-hotspot Madagascar

Fast first Canadian minister to visit post-coup Indian Ocean nation.

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Trade Minister Ed Fast speaks with Joéli Valérien Lalaharisaina, strategic resources minister for Madagascar, on June 20 during his visit to the country's capital, Antananarivo.
Peter Mazereeuw
Published: Wednesday, 07/16/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 07/24/2014 11:32 am EDT

Canada is rebuilding ties with Madagascar following its election of a new president, no doubt a welcome development for Canadian mining companies with a stake in the African island nation.

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