Participants in the march to kick-off referendum vote. Credit: YASunidos Guapondélig

Canadian Company INV Metals Fights Local Referendum Over Ecuador Gold Project Against Mounting Community Opposition

Toronto-based INV Metals is fighting tooth and nail to dispel investor worries over a local vote concerning its Loma Larga project in south-central Ecuador. INV Metals is over 35% owned by IAMGOLD, the former owner of...

Brumadinho
Brumadinho

Report One Month After the Crime-Tragedy of Brumadinho

By the International Articulation of Men and Women Affected by Vale (AV)

On January 25, 2019, three years after the biggest environmental crime in the country, we are once again living a major tragedy caused by mining. By February 22, the collapse of Dam Number 1 in...

The Shadow of Gold Feature Trailer

New Film “The Shadow of Gold” - Do You Know Where the Gold in your Ring Comes From?

Do you know where the gold in your ring is coming from, or Canada’s role in the global market of gold? And did you know that more than 1 in 4 metal mines in Canada and the world is a gold mine? If not, you must see The Shadow of Gold, a new international production by award-winning...

The Shadow of Gold Feature Trailer

Behind the Glitter: The Gold Facts

Do you know where the gold in your ring comes from, or Canada’s role in the global market of gold? Here are some Gold Facts and solutions we pulled together to help you make informed decisions about how to reduce the impacts of the gold industry in Canada and the world (also on Facebook...

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....