Orange Farm says no to water meters
With two-fifths of global trade falling under preferential trade agreements and numerous trade disputes hampering export flows in various parts of the world , plotting a secure route through the storms is not easy. Post the failure of WTO negotiations in Cancun, David Clarke examines the scene and assesses which path global trade is moving along and what impact this is having on financing.
The case against Candu, if only Parliament would talk about it
The Ottawa Citizen
Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien will be trying to sell more Candu nuclear reactors to China when he travels abroad next week. Which raises the question: When did we have the national debate on whether we should be continuing to promote nuclear power?
Private Interest and the Public Good
Tela sits astride a slow, meandering river of the same name. It looks out over a rim of white-sand beaches onto Tela Bay. A warm Caribbean sun forces you to lather up with sunscreen,and nolch back your pace a couple of strides per minute as you stroll around this small Honduran town.
A mixed population of Garifuna -or more properly Garinagu - a people with a unique blend of Carib Indian and African roots, and folk of Spanish ancestry call this century- old, clapboard,. tin-roofed port town home. It holds about the same population as the whole of the Yukon.
Canada’s position on Third World debt
ECA-WATCH PRESS RELEASE
Canadian Business Journal
BY MATTHEW McCLEARN
COVER DATE: Sept. 2, 2003
Many Canadians cannot point to Lesotho on a map. Some have never heard of it. In the cruel calculus of world politics, business, trade and finance, it is almost completely irrelevant. And yet, this tiny nation landlocked by South Africa must loom large on the minds of executives at Acres International Ltd., an engineering consulting firm based in Oakville, Ont. Its legal representatives are now in the capital, Maseru, for what could be the endgame of the most important battle in the company's 79-year history.
The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec)
September 2, 2003 Tuesday Final Edition
By Michelle Lalonde
Noranda puts off aluminum smelter in Chile's Patagonia region: Company cites economic factors but environmentalists claim victory
Noranda Inc. has put on ice a proposed aluminum smelter in the pristine Patagonia region of Chile, blaming a lack of investors and a prolonged downturn in world aluminum markets.
Acres loses appeal on bribery charge in Lesotho
Canadian engineering firm convicted of bribing top official has fine reduced
By KAREN MacGREGOR
Special to The Globe and Mail
Monday, August 18, 2003 - Page B3
DURBAN -- Canadian engineering firm Acres International Ltd. lost an appeal against conviction on a charge of bribery in a high-profile corruption case in Lesotho on Friday -- but won its fight against a second graft conviction and had a whopping fine of $4.2-million reduced to $2.8-million.
The Oakville, Ont., firm -- the first of three multinationals charged with bribing a top official to win lucrative contracts in the $3.3-billion Lesotho Highlands Water Project, which delivers water to Lesotho and South Africa -- was convicted last year of two counts of corruption.
It was the first conviction by a developing country of a bribe-giving western company.
Noranda faces tough opposition: Chilean President against company’s proposed aluminum smelter in Patagonia
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