Aftermath of Brumadinho Spill (source: Gazeta do Povo)

Three Canadian Mining Companies in Brazil Silent on Tailings Dam Structures following Brumadinho Disaster

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.

According to the...

Signatory Organizations

International Groups Denounce U.S. Mining Company’s Multi-million Dollar Claim Against Guatemala and Express Solidarity with Communities Peacefully Defending Land and Life at ‘La Puya’

MiningWatch Canada joins international organizations to stand in solidarity with the communities of the Peaceful Resistance "la Puya" following Kappes Cassiday & Associates filing of their lawsuit against the Guatemalan government under the ISDS mechanism of the CAFTA-DR. The following...

Protest at Nevsun Mining AGM 2017

Can Slave Labour Charges Against Canadian Company Be Heard in Court in Canada? Supreme Court of Canada Hears Arguments Today

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada is hearing an appeal by Nevsun Resources Limited (TSX: NSU/NYSE MKT: NSU) of lower court rulings that...

Fruta del Norte Mine (Source: lundgold.com)

Investigators’ Study of Canadian/Swedish Mining Project in Ecuador Yields Disturbing Results

Three researchers from the Andean University Simon Bolivar (Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar) in Quito, Ecuador have published the results of a 6-month monitoring study of the El Zarza community near Lundin Gold’s...

Credit: Canadian Network for Corporate Accountability

Take Action – Canada’s Promised Human Rights Ombudsperson Has Gone Missing

Communities harmed by the overseas operations of Canadian extractive-sector companies are waiting for justice. One year ago, on January 17, 2018, then-Minister of International Trade Champagne announced that the federal government would create a Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise...

Prosperity Mine Case goes to Federal Court of Appeal

Today, as Taseko Mines Ltd. tries to revive its case against the federal environmental assessment of its proposed New Prosperity copper-gold mine in Tŝilhqot’in territory in central British Columbia to the Federal Court of Appeal, we thought it would be useful to revisit the issues that...

Cajas National Park, The Loma Larga project is just south of the park, which hosts a similar paramos ecosystem.

INV Metals’ Loma Larga Project in Ecuador Still Contested Despite Recent Claims

On November 29, 2018, Canadian mining company INV Metals (TSX: INV) released the results of the feasibility study for its Loma Larga gold-copper-silver project in Kimsacocha, Ecuador. The company’s press release and corporate presentation on the study communicate an unwavering sense of local...

Catherine Coumans talks to Coop Radio's "Redeye" about the Ombuds by MiningWatch Canada

Catherine Coumans talks to Coop Radio's "Redeye" about the Ombuds

Catherine Coumans talks to Coop Radio's "Redeye" about the need for an ombudsperson to monitor the practices of Canadian mining companies abroad, and the Canadian government's announced (but not yet appointed) CORE - Canada's...

OceanaGold Fails to Refute Report’s Critical Findings

On October 31, 2018, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and MiningWatch Canada released a study on the impact of OceanaGold's Didipio gold and copper mine in the Philippines on the surrounding communities. The study, ...

Statement by the Mesoamerican Movement in Resistance to the Extractivist Model (M4) on State-Regulated Consultations

The peoples that form part of M4 who resist the capitalist and extractive model and are working towards social transformation

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In Guatemala City’s historic centre, on November 15, 16 and 17, we met to discuss and analyze current efforts to regulate...

Remedy Gone Wrong: Barrick Gold’s Grievance Mechanism in Tanzania Deepens Harm

MiningWatch Canada has carried out and reported on yearly human rights assessments at Barrick Gold’s North Mara Gold Mine in Tanzania since 2014....

Willa Mine in Southern British Columbia – Abandoned by its Owners?

(From the Red Mountain Residents Association) The Willa Mine, located south of Silverton, in the Kootenays region of British Columbia, which has been touted as a profitable investment by a series of different owners over the past 35 years, has been abandoned by its...

At the Santa Ana camp under construction (Photo Credit: Ryan MacRae)

Barrick Gold Resistance Camp in Dominican Republic Celebrates One Year in Solidarity with Local Community

Guest Blog: Ryan MacRae, Economics Graduate from Mount Allison University working with the Latin American Mission's Program (LAMP) in Dominican Republic​

(Dominican Republic) Driving along the highway, roughly 10 minutes after passing through the community...

Credit Krauze-Tax-Huhne
Credit Krauze-Tax-Huhne

Tax Evasion - Tell The Trudeau Government to Act Now and Close the Legal Loopholes

Let the Trudeau Government know you want Canada to act now to fix the loopholes that still allow large mining corporations to avoid paying taxes on the profit they make from Canadian non-renewable mining resources: [email protected], [email protected],...