Don't bankroll the next foreign mine disaster

A Brazilian mine spill shows how Canadian agencies risk getting tangled up in abuses.

Brazil Senate Photo: Waldemir Barreto
Brazilian Senator Randolfe Rodrigues shows before and after images of the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster, November 2015.
Karyn Keenan
Published: Monday, 01/11/2016 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Monday, 01/11/2016 12:00 am EST

Thomas L. Friedman's The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century suggests that a level playing field has emerged in the world of global commerce, affording competitors equal opportunity. But this analysis ignores government intrusion in the form of massive loans to favoured players and projects.

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