B.C. company denies watchdog’s claim it used forced Uyghur labour

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Ottawa's corporate ethics watchdog says a Vancouver-based mining company has allowed forced labour at its gold mine in the Xinjiang region of China, even though the firm lost control of the project before the alleged forced labour took place. The company, Dynasty Gold Corp., says it's being tarnished by baseless allegations and the timelines make no sense — but ombudsperson Sheri Meyerhoffer said companies are responsible for holdings they jointly control. The finding Tuesday is the first determination the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise has made since the office was created by the Liberal government in 2018. "Evidence gathered through...