The Latest

Monday, March 30, 2015

News release: Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold is undermining Greek economic recovery by large-scale tax avoidance according to a new report by the Dutch Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO). Eldorado is also supported by Export Development Canada.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

(Ottawa) The planned Harper Creek Mine near Vavenby, British Columbia, could be another Mount Polley disaster and should be stopped, says MiningWatch Canada in its March 21 submission to the federal environmental assessment of the mine proposed project.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Communique: Member organizations of the Mexican Network of Mining-Affected Peoples in Chiapas denounce the Canadian government's lack of commitment to supporting human rights and stopping corporate impunity following the RCMP decision to shut the case against Blackfire Exploration.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

(Ottawa) On Sunday, March 1, International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced the appointment of a new federal Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Counsellor for the extractive sector. The post has been empty since the last one left quietly in October 2013, before the end of her contract.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Brief: A short summary of two constitutional challenges submitted to Honduras' Constitutional Court against the General Mining Law passed in January 2013 with technical assistance paid for with Canadian overseas development aid.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Communiqué: Following release of new report, the Ejido La Sierrita expresses indignation regarding the actions of the Canadian Embassy in failing to comply with its obligation to promote and protect our community’s human rights in the face of the violations perpetrated by the Canadian mining company Excellon Resources Inc.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

News release: A report based on internal documents obtained from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) concludes that Canadian diplomats in Mexico were complicit in Toronto-based Excellon Resources Inc.’s efforts to avoid redressing a violated land use contract and poor working conditions, and supported repression against a peaceful protest.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

News release: On January 15, 2015, the Quebec Minister for Mines, Luc Blanchette and the Quebec Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, met with the Chiefs of the Wolf Lake and Eagle Village First Nations to discuss several matters including the proposed Matamec Rare Earths open pit mine. The Chiefs followed up their January 15th meeting with a letter they sent to the two Quebec Ministers’ today,

Monday, February 9, 2015

News release: Oxford (UK) and Ottawa (Canada) – Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) and MiningWatch Canada (MiningWatch) recognise the significance of the settlement, announced on Friday 6 February 2015, of claims brought by Tanzanian villagers alleging that African Barrick Gold (now Acacia Mining) and its subsidiary were liable, through complicity, for killing and injuring of locals at the North Mara mine  by police guarding the mine. The claims, brought by leading law firm Leigh Day, were denied by the companies.

Friday, February 6, 2015

News release: MiningWatch Canada calls on the Province of British Columbia, but also other provinces and the federal government, to heed the warnings of the recent independent expert review panel report and not to delay fully implementing its recommendations.