When push comes to shovels: Fast-growing Goldcorp says it takes corporate social responsibility seriously, but words don’t always line up with actions

http://corporateknights.com/article/when-push-comes-shovels?page=show When push comes to shovels 3 December, 2012 Fast-growing Goldcorp says it takes corporate social responsibility seriously, but words don’t always line up with actions Written by Stephanie Boyd, Contributor Illustration Paul Roger Last year, Vancouver-based Goldcorp was removed from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as accusations swirled of human rights abuses and environmental … Continue reading

Why we are shouting out against mining injustice

Why we are shouting out against mining injustice BY BRENT PATTERSON MEERA KARUNANANTHAN JUNE 18, 2012 In the next decade, the Conservative government predicts over $500 billion in investments in the mining and extractive sector here in Canada – a prophecy to be fulfilled by the reckless dismantling of already weak Canadian environmental safeguards through the omnibus … 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

Maple revolutionaries: Canada’s public pension funds are changing the deal-making landscape

Canada’s pension funds Maple revolutionaries Canada’s public pension funds are changing the deal-making landscape Mar 3rd 2012 | MONTREAL AND TORONTO | from the print edition   THEY own assets all over the world, including property in Manhattan, utilities in Chile, international airports and the high-speed railway connecting London to the Channel tunnel. They have taken part … 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

La demolición de Canadá

2012-01-03 La demolición de Canadá Alberto Rabilotta La gran crisis del capitalismo está permitiendo a la plutocracia financiera dominante destruir una a una todas las grandes conquistas socioeconómicas de los pueblos. Parecería que nada puede resistir a esa brutal aplanadora que cotidianamente deja un tendal de desempleados y excluidos. Y Canadá no es una excepción. … Continue reading

SFU Roundtable on Canadian Mining in Latin America: the Politics & Ethics of Resource Extraction

http://johnsmouth.wordpress.com/mining-and-development/ Mining and Development Re: SFU Roundtable-Canadian Mining in Latin America: the Politics & Ethics of Resource Extraction: A Roundtable with David Deisley, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs & General Counsel, Goldcorp; Steve Stewart, Program Director, CoDevelopment Canada and Mining Justice Alliance; and Marcello Veiga, Normal B Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, UBC. There was … Continue reading

COUNCIL OF CANADIANS & RIGHTS ACTION DEMAND SHUTDOWN OF GOLDCORP’S MARLIN MINE IN GUATEMALA

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release September 8, 2011 COUNCIL OF CANADIANS & RIGHTS ACTION DEMAND SHUTDOWN OF GOLDCORP’S MARLIN MINE IN GUATEMALA The Council of Canadians joins Rights Action and the community of San Miguel Ixtahuacan in calling for the immediate closure of Goldcorp’s controversial Marlin Mine in Guatemala. “Companies like Goldcorp are tarring Canada’s … Continue reading