Chile

Saturday, December 27, 2003

On November 6, 2003, Greenpeace International released its report "Noranda: from Canada to Patagonia, a Life of Crime".

To mark this event, Greenpeace Canada built a 12 foot by 8 foot dam and put it outside of the Noranda/Brascan offices in Toronto. A four-piece Chilean band played next to the dam and hundreds of leaflets about the proposed Alumysa aluminum smelter in Chile were given to passers-by on Bay Street.

Friday, September 19, 2003

The “No-Alumysa” campaign is celebrating as Noranda’s proposed Alumysa aluminum smelter in southern Chile is put on hold indefinitely.

Monday, August 11, 2003

August 11, 2003 - In a recent visit to Patagonia, Chilean President Ricardo Lagos made a strong public statement against Canadian Noranda Inc.’s proposed Alumysa aluminum smelter in the fragile region of Chacabuco Bay in the Aisén region of Patagonia, Chile.

Tuesday, June 3, 2003

MiningWatch Canada, in coordination with the Halifax Initiative, hosted Chilean activist Peter Hartmann from February 22nd to March 7th. Peter comes from Aysén in Chilean Patagonia, and is fighting Noranda’s proposed $2.75 billion Alumysa aluminum smelter.

Sunday, February 23, 2003

Peter Hartmann, a Chilean environmentalist and opponent of a planned new aluminum smelter in Patagonia, will be visiting Canada in late February.

Friday, January 10, 2003

A report by the NGO Working Group on the EDC (of which MiningWatch is a member) reveals that a Crown Corporation, Export Development Canada, may be helping to finance a number of projects under development by Canadian companies without the necessary environmental and social due diligence. EDC continues to hide the environmental and social risks of its investments from the public, despite a report from the Auditor-General calling for disclosure and transparency.

Sunday, May 12, 2002

Report from an international conference organised by CERLAC (the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean at York University) and MiningWatch Canada, held in Toronto on May 9-11, 2002. This report was prepared by Tim Clarke and published as part of the CERLAC Colloquia Papers Series.

Tuesday, November 16, 1999

The Export Development Corporation has been brought forcefully to our attention by communities and non-governmental organizations that have to deal with the impact of Canadian mining development abroad. They want to know what role Canadian institutions play in perpetuating the problems they face, and what — if anything — Canadian citizens are doing to support them.

Wednesday, October 27, 1999

Next spring, MiningWatch Canada will bring together 30 leaders from communities affected by Canadian mining companies around the world to share their stories and develop a framework for research projects located in their experience of mining in all its stages. A video and booklet will also come out of the meeting.