The long reach of Canada’s mining industry

The long reach of Canada’s mining industry http://canadians.org/media/council/2012/08-Oct-12.html   By Meera Karunananthan, Raul Burbano, Sakura Saunders and Jennifer Moore The Hill Times October 8, 2012 Major news stories recently provided a glimpse into the Harper government’s close ties with the mining industry. They hint at a cozy relationship that gives mining companies undue influence over … Continue reading

Toronto conference highlights global resistance to Canadian mining

Toronto conference highlights global resistance to Canadian mining BY REBECCA BARTEL | MAY 2, 2012 At the recent Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Prime Minister Stephen Harper stated: “Looking to the future, we see increased Canadian mining investment throughout the Americas – something that will be good for our mutual prosperity and is therefore a priority of … Continue reading

Chile court suspends Goldcorp $3.9 billion El Morro project

Chile court suspends Goldcorp $3.9 billion El Morro project Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:04pm EDT 1 of 1Full Size By Alexandra Ulmer and Euan Rocha SANTIAGO/TORONTO (Reuters) – Chile’s Supreme Court suspended a key permit for Canadian miner Goldcorp Inc’s El Morro copper-gold project, the latest setback for the controversial project and one of the biggest … Continue reading

Dominicans March against Canadian Mining Company

Dominicans March against Canadian Mining Company Santo Domingo, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Dominican Broad Front of Popular Struggle (FALPO) and organizations from the city of San Francisco de Macoris will march on Wednesday against the Canadian mining company Barrick Gold, in defense of the environment and natural resources.FALPO Coordinator Raul Monegro said that the … Continue reading

CIDA funds seen to be subsidizing mining firms

  CIDA funds seen to be subsidizing mining firms DANIEL LEBLANC OTTAWA— From Monday’s Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 9:36PM EST The Harper government weathered a storm when it cut funding to long-standing foreign-aid groups, but is now facing more controversy over its decision to launch development projects in partnership with mining firms. The … Continue reading

Foreign Aid to Mining Firms

DECEMBER 19, 2011 Foreign Aid to Mining Firms CIDA teams up with NGOs to do development work at mine sites by GWENDOLYN SCHULMAN, ROBERTO NIETO In the swirl of controversy around a recent corporate shift in government aid policy, one thing is clear: the Canadian mining sector has emerged the big winner.illustration by Ben Clarkson PHOTO: BEN CLARKSON MONTREAL—As … Continue reading

Mining project poses environmental and health risks

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Mining project poses environmental and health risks 11/24/2011 Large Canadian mining companies eye country’s minerals, but some local residents complain of potential damages. The Pueblo Viejo mine will damage local residents’ health, the environment and the food supply, warned the Frente Amplio de Lucha Popular, a political party movement as known as FALPO, … Continue reading

Legislative reform in Canada to combat global impunity of Canadian companies and investors

Rights Action – November 13, 2011, 2011 Legislative reform in Canada to combat global impunity of Canadian companies and investors   BELOW: * Article: “BILL C-323: A TOUGH ON CRIME IDEA WE ACTUALLY LIKE”, by by Mary Dirmeitis * News release: Canadian member of parliament, Peter Julian, announces Bill C-323, a law aimed at “allow[ing] … Continue reading