I was going to write about the Burma Campaign’s Dirty List, naming the Canadian companies there and suggesting they get off. But little bit of Web research seems to show that of the five companies named, Ivanhoe Mines, Jet Gold Corp, and Leeward Capital have already bailed from Burma. So, assuming those guys aren’t lying, good on ’em!



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From: Sm (Oct 05 2007, at 01:45)

Could you explain, how reduction of tourism and travel guides will help to spread democracy and western culture to this place? As far as I know information and education are the only things that work.

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From: John Cowan (Oct 05 2007, at 04:26)

So why not mention the other two? Name and shame, eh?

CHC Helicopter Corporation

CHC Helicopter Corporation, a Canadian company, is the world’s largest provider of helicopter services to the global offshore oil and gas industry. It has aircraft operating in more than thirty countries around the world including Burma where it has supported offshore operations of international oil companies operating in the country. CHC trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols FLY.A and FLY.B; and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FLI.CHC.

Taiga Consultant Ltd

Taiga Consultant Ltd is a Canadian geological consulting firm. Taiga has an office in Burma and works closely with the regime exploring for base and precious metals.

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From: Steve Conn (Oct 06 2007, at 12:18)

When I saw the title "Dirty Canadians?" in my news reader, I thought you were talking about the midges that attacked the Yankees in Cleveland Friday night :-)

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From: Matt (Oct 07 2007, at 15:53)

Yes, their website(s) are a little out of date and need to be updated.... the Canada Friends of Burma campaign's website still suggests people send letters to "The Honourable Piere Pettigrew, Minister of Foreign Affairs"

Somehow I don't think receiving such a letter would get much of positive reaction from Harper's hyper-partisan bunch....

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