Canada to Create Overseas Mining Watchdog Canada plans to create an overseas mining watchdog early next year, a move welcomed by environmental and human rights activists. Ottawa says it will create an independent office that will specifically look at Canadian oil, mining, and gas companies’ activities abroad. Reuters reports that this action is significant because the majority of the world’s public mining companies are in Canada. In UK two drug dealers have been charged with trafficking a teenage girl , making it the first time the UK’s Modern Slavery Act has been used to prosecute drug dealers. The two men, Mahad Yusuf, 20, and Fesal Mahamud, 19, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the human trafficking charges and conspiracy to supply class A drugs.