Groups Oppose Expansion of Canadian Malartic Mine, Urge Quebec to Strengthen Laws

MiningWatch Canada – Coalition Québec Meilleure Mine

(Quebec) Before even considering authorizing the massive expansion of the Canadian Malartic open pit gold mine, the Coalition Quebec Meilleure Mine urges Quebec to review current environmental laws for open pit mines located in close proximity to inhabited areas or sensitive areas. The Canadian Malartic mine is currently the largest open pit mine within city limits in Canada and counts over 171 environmental infractions and 2000 measured non-compliances since its permitting in 2009.

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