The back story to the CIDA-mining partnerships

The Canadian International Development Agency's funding of Corporate Social Responsibility projects mostly near mine sites is intended to help Canadian mining companies compete for access to lucrative ore bodies in developing countries in the face of increasing local opposition to mining.

Catherine Coumans
Published: Wednesday, 02/08/2012 12:00 am EST

Editor's Note: Due to an editing error, the original version of this op-ed said CIDA is spending $26.7 million on three pilot projects. In fact, it is spending $6.7 million. Embassy regrets the error.

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