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Prosperity Mine – A Precautionary Tale: The Importance of Environmental Assessments

January 31, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: TasekoBritish ColumbiaEconomics & TaxationIndigenous Rights.

Ecojustice and MiningWatch Canada head to court this week to defend Fish Lake (“Teztan Biny” in Tŝilhqot’in) from a risky mining project. Mining projects often put communities and the environment in great peril – we only need to look to the Mount Polley tailings spill to see an example of the long-lasting devastation they can • Read More »

Canada Needs a Human Rights Ombudsperson for the International Mining, Oil and Gas Sectors

January 23, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Corporate Social Responsibility.

Human rights abuses at Canadian-owned mining sites around the world are widespread and well-documented. Victims of such abuse have nowhere to turn to seek justice. MiningWatch has joined with the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) to urge Canada to create an effective, independent Ombudsman for the Extractive Sector to hold Canadian mining companies to • Read More »

In Memoriam: Arthur Manuel

January 14, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Indigenous Rights.

The staff and Directors of MiningWatch Canada are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Arthur Manuel. We extend our most sincere condolences to his family, and to his extended circles of friends and comrades. It was our honour to work with him and learn from him. He was a great thinker, orator, and • Read More »

“Blood of Extraction” – Ottawa Book Launch with Authors Todd Gordon and Jeffrey R. Webber

January 4, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Latin America and the CaribbeanImpact on CommunitiesInternational Trade & InvestmentMilitarisation/Criminalisation.

Join us for the upcoming Ottawa book launch of Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America with authors Todd Gordon and Jeffrey R. Webber that we are co-sponsoring with Octopus Books and Fernwood Publishing. Wednesday, January 11th at 7pm Life of Pie Bakery & Café 1134 Bank St, Ottawa On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/920115051423584/ Rooted in • Read More »