Canadian miners need stronger oversight abroad: Liberal MP McKay

The Fenix Ferronickel project, in Guatemala, used to belong to Toronto-based HudBay Minerals. (Image from archives)

Liberal MP John McKay is calling for stricter oversight of Canadian mining companies abroad as plaintiffs increasingly look to Canadian courts to seek justice.

He says the government needs to do more because Canadian companies operating internationally continue to be accused of violating local laws and human rights, despite overall improvements in the industry.

“These unwelcome instances keep on coming up,” McKay said in an interview after a New York Times front-page story over the weekend shone a spotlight on a Canadian mining company accused of serious crimes in Guatemala.

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