Tibet should be no-go zone for Canadian mining investment

Even if Canada were to adopt the world’s best CSR strategy, it would not have any effect in Tibet. It’s better to discourage deals there until a happier time in its history.

Wikimedia Photo: Leon Petrosyan
Buddhist flags fly on the mountains of Tibet.
Carole Samdup
Published: Wednesday, 02/12/2014 11:08 pm EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 02/12/2014 11:20 pm EST

Over the past several years, there has been considerable debate about the activities of Canadian mining companies and their effect on human rights in countries around the world. In fact, the Canadian government is currently reviewing its Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy for the International Extractive Sector and just a couple weeks ago Parliament debated the so-called sunshine bill on financial transparency for mining, oil and gas companies.

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