Mining companies are suing Latin American governments and making millions and even billions of dollars at the expense of people and the environment.
Find out how this came to be, what affected communities from Colombia think about it, and what people are doing to stop it.
Learn about the secret weapon Canadian mining companies are using to extract money from developing countries when environmental measures, Indigenous rights and community resistance create democratic roadblocks to their extracting oil, gas and minerals.
The Government of Canada has fundamentally broken its electoral promise of 2015 and its commitment of January 17, 2018 to create an Ombudsperson with: independence from both government and industry; strong investigatory powers to compel documents and witnesses, when necessary, in the course of investigating complaints brought against Canadian mining companies for human rights abuses perpetrated overseas; and the ability to make determinations of fact about whether a Canadian company had caused or contributed to human rights harm. Fifteen months after the commitment to create a strong ombudsperson was made in 2018, the government has created an advisory position to the Minister with a deeply flawed and inadequate mandate.
MiningWatch Canada is saddened by tragic news coming out of Guatemala today.
Murky Business: How Communities are Fighting to Protect Water & Prevent Mine Waste Disasters in Canada & Internationally
When: April 26th, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Statement by ASONOG (Associación de Organismos no Gubernamentales) and MADJ (Movimiento Amplio por la Dignidad y la Justicia)
By the International Articulation of Men and Women Affected by Vale (AV)
Following the tragic breach of the upstream tailings dam, “Dam 1” at Vale’s Córrego do Feijão Mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil, MiningWatch Canada is concerned about the state of Canadian-operated tailings dams in Brazil.