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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

News release: (Ottawa/Oxford, 5 August 2014) A human rights assessment conducted between late June and mid-July 2014 at UK-listed African Barrick Gold’s North Mara Gold Mine Ltd. in Tanzania by MiningWatch Canada and the British NGO, Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID), confirms reports of ongoing excessive use of force by police guarding the mine, resulting in deaths and serious injuries of villagers from the surrounding area.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On July 17 MiningWatch received a response from mining company HudBay to our July 10, 2014 news release and brief: Canadian Mining Watchdog Warns Arizonans of HudBay Minerals’ Poor Track Record on Pollution and Human Rights. In its letter HudBay provides additional contextual information regarding the concerns we raise about its Manitoba operations and disputes the facts we presented about the violence at the company's former operation in Guatemala.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In response to Russell Hallbauers’ Revenue sharing would assist communities in need, the Tsilhqot’in National Government stands in support for our Tribal Chairman Chief Joe Alphonse.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In June, Canadian-based transnational mining company HudBay Minerals reached an agreement to take over Augusta Resources and its controversial Rosemont open-pit copper mine project near Tucson. The newcomer to Arizona is no stranger to controversy. MiningWatch Canada - an Ottawa-based watchdog group – reports that HudBay has a troubling track record of contamination and human rights abuses in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the Central American country of Guatemala.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Urgent Action: Call on Canadian representatives to respond as Guatemalan government moves to expel witnesses to police violence at US-Canadian mine site.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

News release: MiningWatch Canada has received copies of sharply worded letters from Percy Kabloona, Chair of the Nunavut Planning Commission, addressed to Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Bernard Valcourt. The letters chastise the Minister and AANDC for failing to support the final public consultation for the Nunavut Land Use Plan.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The New Prosperity project was long dead before the Supreme Court's decision in Tsilhqot'in vs. BC was released. A majority Conservative government has rejected this project – twice – after two failed environmental assessments, describing significant and immitigable impacts on the environment and on Tsilhqot’in cultural practices and cultural heritage.

Friday, June 27, 2014

News release: Eleven months after submitting a complaint to the Canadian National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Entreprises in Ottawa, FIDH, its member organisation in Ecuador CEDHU and MiningWatch Canada, representing a group of peasants and indigenous people affected by the first large-scale mining contract in Ecuador, urge the Canadian National Contact Point (NCP) to immediately proceed with the case.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Press Release: A civil lawsuit filed today in Vancouver against Tahoe Resources for negligence and battery in connection with a shooting at the company’s silver project in Guatemala sends a strong message to investors and all Canadians.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

News release: An in-depth study of Glencore’s Congolese mines published today finds that the company’s performance falls far short of international standards in a number of critical areas. Glencore’s CEO, Ivan Glasenberg, has told shareholders that the only concern of mine managers should be ‘to get products to the gate as cheaply as possible’. But poor communities living next to Glencore’s mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) pay a heavy price for the company’s strategy for success.