I doubt that any company that explores or mines in developing countries would deliberately try to quash the human rights of local communities. But the question becomes, then, how much do they do to protect these rights?
Here is our question this week: Do Canadian mining companies operating in developing countries have a good human rights track record?
As usual, go to our website, www.CanadianMiningJournal.com, and click on the Hot Topic box on the right hand side of the page to vote.
If you have a comment or suggestion, please send it to the Net News editor, Marilyn Scales, MScales@CanadianMiningJournal.com.
Last week. Everyone who voted last week would like to have a monthly recap of the successful mining finance deals. With that in mind, I will be doing so at regular intervals.
Those readers who commented on the idea wanted the list to include all the smallest deals as well as those over $10 million (my arbitrary cutoff). To list every single financing that closes would make assembling the list very time-consuming. So, for readers who want the smallest details, I direct them to my source, the Canadian Financing Bulletin at www.CanadianFinancing.com.