Canadian companies have committed all kinds of wrongdoing abroad. But this is on a different level. One Vancouver-based company has been accused by the United Nations and Human Rights Watch of using slaves to build a mine with one of the world’s most oppressive governments.

Featured in this episode: Geoffrey York (The Globe and Mail) & Aaron Berhane (Mefti)

To learn more:

“Canadian miner Nevsun Resources has a tangled relationship with one of the world’s most repressive regimes” in The Globe and Mail by Geoffrey York

“We were forced to work at Western-run mine, say migrants who fled Eritrea” in Reuters by Allison Martell and Edmund Blair

“What did Canadian mining executives know about possible human rights violations in Eritrea?” in The Fifth Estate (CBC) by Scott Anderson

“The Slaves of Eritrea” in Canadian Business by Matthew McClearn

This episode is sponsored by Endy and Blinkist.