Diesel fumes, silica dust and radon gas—to name three examples of well-known air pollutants in mines— continue to affect thousands of miners across Canada and the world. Too little attention is paid to the health costs and impacts of this reality.
BC First Nations say ‘NO’ to KHGM’s Ajax open pit mine near Kamloops and propose instead the creation of a Cultural Heritage Site to foster reconciliation for the benefits of all Canadians.
"Just as we can’t plan a neighbourhood one road — or house — at a time, we cannot plan for sustainable economies, healthy ecosystems, and First Nations interests one project at a time." Cheryl Chetkiewicz and Justina Ray, https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/05/29/ontarios-ring-of-fire-development-plan-has-major-flaws.html
This is shocking and sad news for those workers. What will the authorities do about this? We are trying to get our hands on this report.
Statement and Questions by Everlyn Guape, Porgera, Papua New Guinea
My name is Everlyn Gaupe. I am speaking on a proxy from Rachel Small.
Directors and shareholders, I live in the shadow of Barrick’s Porgera Joint Venture mine in Papua New Guinea.
Latin America is slowly winning the fight against the corporate assault of transnational Canadian mining companies
El Salvador made history in March, 2017, when it became the first country to ban metal mining outright.
When: 6 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2017
Where: University of Ottawa, Desmarais Building DMS 1110, 55 Laurier Ave East, Ottawa, Ontario
This year we have two topics, with special guests to present and discuss them with us. All are invited.
1. Challenging Barrick Gold on Human Rights Abuses and Environmental Destruction - with Indigenous Ipili women Everlyn Gaupe and Joycelyn Mandi
2. Making Next-Generation Environmental Assessment a Reality - with Anna Johnston, staff lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law
At 1:00-3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2017, J.K. Wyllie Boardroom, Public Service Alliance of Canada, 233 Gilmour Street, Ottawa
People around the world marked the one-year anniversary of the assassination of environmental leader Berta Cáceres. In Ottawa, Canada, a group presented a petition to the Honduran embassy, and had a message for the Canadian government.