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Today's article by Trevor Greenway in the Low down to Hull and Back News highlights an important public meeting that took place at the Black Sheep Inn on Sunday, March 14.
The meeting, organized by ward councilor Louis Rompre, was attended by Mayor Robert Bussiere, three other councilors, and more than 100 local residents. CBC News, Radio-Canada, and the Low Down were also present.
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A coalition of Canadian mining watchdog groups sent documents to the RCMP on Wednesday, along with a request that the Mounties investigate activities of Calgary-based Blackfire Exploration Ltd. and its Mexican operations.
The groups, including MiningWatch Canada and Sierra Club Canada, allege the company should be probed under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. Blackfire has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in connection with its Mexican mining operations.
Groups File Documentation with RCMP on Canadian Mining Company’s Involvement in Mexican Corruption Case
(Ottawa and Toronto) A coalition of Canadian non-governmental groups today filed a memo with the RCMP asking it to investigate Calgary-based Blackfire Exploration Ltd. and its Mexican subsidiary under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. Blackfire had submitted documentation of its payments to the mayor of Chicomuselo in the state of Chiapas, Mexico to the state Congress in June, 2009. These documents are now in the hands of the RCMP. Bribing a foreign public official is illegal under the rarely-used Act, one of the few Canadian laws that applies internationally. Under this Act any person found guilty could face up to five years in jail.... Read more »