quote:There is still no guarantee that “blood diamonds” — used to fund war and abuse in Africa — are not being sold in Canadian stores. An international diamond certification system did come into effect in January. But there's a gaping loophole. Will you help close it?
quote:Last week's Kimberley Process meetings saw modest progress toward better monitoring of the rough diamond trade. However, the Plenary did not endorse a proposal to deploy a system of regular, impartial monitoring of all participating countries within four years. Bottom line: Canadians cannot know if the diamonds they buy are financing war and abuse in Africa.
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