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Canadian Mining Undermines Democracy in Central America

August 24, 2015 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: GoldcorpOceanaGoldPacific RimTahoe ResourcesEl SalvadorGuatemalaHondurasHuman RightsIndigenous RightsMilitarisation/Criminalisation.

Canada’s multinationals work hand-in-hand with corrupt governments and threaten democracy in post-conflict Central American nations. Canadian mining companies account for 75 percent of the world’s extractive corporations. Canada is literally digging up the globe. Minister of Foreign Affairs Ed Fast says, “Canada’s mining sector … leads the world in responsible mining practices, and we are proud • Read More »

New Study Indicates Increasing Mine Disasters Worldwide – Why is the industry incapable of learning from its biggest mishaps?

August 7, 2015 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Imperial MetalsCanadaBritish ColumbiaWaste Rock and TailingsEnvironmentIndigenous RightsLabour.

A new study reveals that catastrophic mine waste failures are increasing in frequency, severity, and costs all around the world. The authors point toward poor regulations, poor practices, dicey mining economics, and ever larger mines as key factors behind those disasters. This dangerous trend needs to stop. The study by Bowker and Chambers, Risk, Public • Read More »