That Canadian diplomatic services work to support Canadian business interests internationally is no secret. In fact it is assumed to be part of normal consular efforts. It is also generally assumed that such efforts are guided and restricted by the principles and standards of behaviour that a country has agreed to accept and pro- mote internationally, whether on corruption, militarization, environmental protection, labour, or human and indigenous rights. There is strong evidence, however, from the behaviour of Canadian government representatives in Mexico that such assumptions are not valid when a Canadian mining operation is involved.
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