Mercredi, août 20, 2014

As Quebec’s Environmental Assessment Office examines the largest open pit mine project ever proposed in Canada, Royal Nickel’s Dumont project in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, a coalition of citizens, doctors, environmental groups and unions is demanding that the Quebec government establish an independent review of the laws and standards for environmental protection, safety, and public health at open pit mega-mines.

Jeudi, mai 22, 2014

Media Advisory: MiningWatch Canada’s Canada Program Coordinator, Ramsey Hart, will attend and speak at a consultation session with Quebec’s environmental review agency – the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE). The BAPE is undertaking a province-wide review of uranium exploration and extraction – a response to ongoing opposition to mining the radioactive mineral in the province.

Vendredi, avril 11, 2014

News release: With the election of a new government in Quebec, the Coalition Quebec meilleure mine (Better Mining Coalition) invites Premier Phillippe Couillard and all the elected members of the National Assembly to pursue an agenda of reforms that will ensure that mining developments respect citizens, communities and the environment while ensuring a more equitable distribution of the collective wealth extracted from our non-renewable resources. The Coalition has identified five major themes for these reforms.

Lundi, février 10, 2014

Distribution Multi-Monde, the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, and organizations supporting the Algonquin community are thrilled to announce the Canadian premiere of the film Honour Your Word. The premiere will be part of the Cinema Politica film series at Concordia University on Monday February 10, 7pm at the D.B.Clarke Theatre 1455 de Maisoneuve West.

Vendredi, novembre 29, 2013

In the days and weeks ahead, the Algonquins of Barriere Lake are going to be standing up to the Quebec government over the Ministry of Natural Resource's intransigent refusal to respect past commitments to cooperate with the community in the management of the forests within the community's traditional territory.

Québec, Indigenous Rights
Mardi, octobre 1, 2013

News release: “Quebec’s current Mining Act is an anachronism that is out of step with modern values and doesn’t meet standards for the protection of Aboriginal rights and title,” says MiningWatch Canada spokesperson Ramsey Hart.

Mardi, juillet 9, 2013

News release from Innu Takuaikan Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam (ITUM): The Innu First Nation of Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam wishes to remind potential purchasers of Rio Tinto's share of Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) that the Canadian Aboriginal group continues to fiercely oppose IOC's mining, railway and port operations within their traditional territory.

Mardi, juin 4, 2013

For the past two years MiningWatch Canada has been collaborating with Wolf Lake and Eagle Village Algonquin First Nations as they grapple with a proposed rare earths mine. Matamec Explorations Inc. is proposing the construction of a 4,200 tonne per day open pit rare earth mine in the traditional territory of the First Nations who are insisting the project undergo a joint Canada-Algonquin review panel.

Vendredi, mai 24, 2013

The Algonquin First Nations of Wolf Lake and Eagle Village are calling on federal Environment Minister Peter Kent to work with them to establish a joint review panel to examine a proposed rare earths mine in their traditional territory.

Lundi, mai 6, 2013

(Kipawa, Quebec) Wolf Lake First Nation and Eagle Village First Nation are aware that the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has initiated an environmental assessment of the proposed Kipawa Rare Earth Elements open pit mine. The proposed mine site is located within, and has the potential to significantly affect, the shared traditional territories of our two First Nations.