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Add Canada to the list of countries that require disclosure of resource extraction payments

… the Canadian government announced its intention to introduce new legislation requiring the disclosure of payments made by Canadian extractive resource companies to domestic and foreign governments. While the United States and European Union have both already taken steps towards implementing mandatory payment reporting requirements for their mining, oil, and gas companies, Canada has now also joined the global movement towards transparency in this regard.

Read: Canada Joins the Global Push towards Mandating Disclosure of Payments to Governments»

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