Transparency International Canada is part of the second cohort of 20 Transparency International Chapters involved in TI’s global programme to improve transparency in the process of awarding mining permits.
TI Canada also participated in the first phase of this program, and conducted research into the corruption risks associated with the lawful compliance and ethical awarding of mine closure plans. They identified and prioritised two principal corruption risks: the risk that negotiations with Indigenous Peoples can be manipulated, and the concern about the lack of transparency in the mine closure process.
TI-Canada is currently undertaking further research into the first stage of the mining value chain: the approval of mining permits. Their report will be published in early 2020.