Ottawa Citizen/CanWest NewsService, Chris Cobb
Ten years ago, Canada championed an anti-landmine treaty. Today, as the campaign struggles and mines continue to kill and maim, Canada 'is missing in action'
INHAMBANE, Mozambique - The rats are the size of small dogs and can sniff out a landmine in a tenth of the time it takes a human armed with a metal detector.
The 1.5-kilogram African pouched rat is scurrying across a small plot, kept in line by a harness and a leash-and-pulley contraption that resembles a clothesline. Banda has two handlers who stand across from each other, connected to...