Páramo de Kimsakocha

Ecuadorian Court Suspends Dundee Precious Metals' Operations

A local court in southern Ecuador has ordered Dundee Precious Metals to suspend its mining operations in the páramo de Kimsakocha, upholding the rights of local communities and dealing another blow to Canadian mining interests in the region. 

Dundee is attempting to build the “Loma...

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The Manitoba Critical Minerals Strategy: Driving Sustainable Growth

Critical Concerns about Manitoba’s Minerals Strategy

By: Heather Fast, Jamie Kneen, Eric Reder and Warren Bernauer

Last week, the Government of Manitoba released the Critical Minerals Strategy: Driving Sustainable Growth. For years, Manitoba’s environmental community has been raising the alarm about the short and long-term...

Manifestación CONAIE
Manifestación contra el Decreto 754 en Sigchos, Cotopaxi, Ecuador. Foto cortesía de la Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (CONAIE).

Violence Surrounds Canadian Mining Projects in Ecuador

Ecuador is embracing mining investment at the expense of Indigenous peoples, nature

This article was written by Viviana Herrera (MiningWatch Canada) and Ivonne Ramos (Acción Ecológica) and was originally published on ...

As EITI Celebrates its 20th Anniversary, Communities in the Dominican Republic Still Demand Transparency

The following was co-written by Diana Martin of MiningWatch Canada and Jan Morrill of Earthworks. 

Recent developments surrounding Barrick Gold’s moves to significantly expand the Pueblo Viejo gold mine in the Dominican Republic have concerned civil society, highlighting a...

Photo: Familia Abarca

Canada’s bid for UN Human Rights Council marred by allegations of inaction on corporate abuse

Written by José Luis Abarca andViviana Herrera, originally published as an opinion piece with Canada's National Observer....

Letter to Minister Joly: Canada Must Join the Call for a Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining

Honourable Minister Mélanie Joly House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0A6 Via email: [email protected]

Honourable Minister Joly,

RE: Canada’s delegation to the International Seabed Authority must be mandated to join the leadership countries calling for...

José Luis Abarca in Ottawa to Announce Groundbreaking Legal Complaint Against Canada

José Luis Abarca is in Ottawa this week to announce a groundbreaking legal complaint against Canada at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, making the case for Canada's legal accountability for human rights abuses tied to its mining companies overseas. José Luis is a lawyer and...

Canada’s Unconditional Support for Mining Puts Environment Defenders at Risk – REMA Spokesperson

Esperanza Salazar is in Ottawa this week to announce a groundbreaking legal complaint against Canada at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, making the case for Canada's legal accountability for human rights abuses tied to its mining companies overseas. Esperanza is a member of...

June 6 Webinar Promo: Mariano Abarca (June 2023)

Webinar: Canada Closed its Doors to Justice for Mariano Abarca - What's next?

It’s been almost 14 years since prominent Mexican environment defender Mariano Abarca was killed while speaking out against a Canadian mine and his family is still fighting for justice. Mariano’s family and supporters are in Ottawa in June to announce important next steps in their fight for...

Protestors gather outside Barrick Gold's 2023 shareholder meeting in Toronto. Credit: Sarah Palmer

Communities Call for Respect, Barrick Responds with Aggression

From Alaska to Papua New Guinea, communities were paying close attention to Barrick Gold’s annual shareholders meeting on May 2 in Toronto. The meeting came after seven communities affected by Barrick mines launched a Global Week of Action calling out the gap between Barrick’s supposed human...

Climate Emergency and Resource Extraction Series Starts May 10, 2023

Mineral Extraction, Renewable Energy and the Climate Emergency

SCAN! (Seniors for Climate Action Now!) together with co-sponsors, Climate Action Muskoka (CAM) and Environment Haliburton (EH!) have put together a four-part "Climate Emergency and Extraction Series" that kicks off on Wednesday, May 10, at 7pm Eastern time.

The first session will...

QMM - Consultation Encadrement Minier

Consultation on the Mining Framework: QMM Coalition Briefing Documents for Participants

Notice to members and partners of the Québec meilleure mine Coalition

From April 24 to May 19, 2023, the public is invited to participate in a consultation on...

Sangihe Islanders protest the operations of Baru Gold on their small island

Sangihe Islanders Win Another Important Legal Victory Against Canada’s Baru Gold’s Plans to Mine on the Small Island

The struggle to protect the small 736 square-kilometre Island of Sangihe from industrial gold mining by Canada’s Baru Gold Corp. (Baru) continues to play out through public demonstrations of opposition to the project by Sangihe islanders and the Save Sangihe Island Association (SSI), both on...

George Pirie
George Pirie speaking at the opening of Vale's South Mine Complex. (Ministry photo.)

More, Worse Mining: Ontario's Proposed Building More Mines Act

In the lead-up to the world’s biggest mining convention, Ontario premier Doug Ford and Mines Minister George Pirie announced a package of amendments to the province’s Mining Act intended to “reduce administrative burden” of developing new mines and “demonstrate responsiveness to...

State-sanctioned Violence in Peru and the Role of Canadian Mining

On January 18, 2023, as thousands of Peruvians were taking to the streets in Lima to denounce the spiralling political crisis in the country, Canadian Ambassador Louis Marcotte was meeting with the Peruvian Minister of Energy and Mines. Protests have been ongoing since December when populist...