The proposed new impact assessment process at a glance.

Bill C-69: New Federal Environmental Review Laws Fall Short of Promises

The Trudeau government has finally presented draft legislation to reform the federal environmental review process. Since the new process is being presented as innovative and radical, but also aimed...

What Happened to Boi Nelson Nai at the Porgera Mine in Papua New Guinea?

While visiting with community members at Barrick Gold’s Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) mine in Papua New Guinea in December 2017, MiningWatch was alerted to the death of Boi Nelson Nai, a 15 year old indigenous Ipili boy of the Mamai Kensa Clan from Panadaka village in the Special Mine Lease Area...

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Mariano Abarca speaking in front of the Canadian Embassy in Mexico as Embassy staff look on.

Canadian Embassy in Mexico Subject of Complaint to Public Sector Integrity Commissioner

More than eight years since the unsolved murder of Mariano Abarca in Chiapas, Mexico, his son and a group of Mexican human rights defenders have presented a submission to the Public Sector Integrity Commission (PSIC) regarding the Canadian Embassy in Mexico and its support for Canadian mining...

The DNI Metals Mining Project in Vohitsara, Madagascar Must Really Be Stopped!

Communiqué from The Collective for the Defense of Malagasy Lands - TANY

Summary:

Landowners impacted by the Graphite Exploration Mining Project in Ambatolampy - Vohitsara, Brickaville District, have filed a complaint with the Toamasina...

The Borneo Case
The Borneo Case

Indigenous Malaysian Forest Activists Bring Quest for Justice to Canada with Film Tour

Yes, it's not specifically mining-related, but MiningWatch is deeply concerned about corruption and illegal activity in the mining sector, and that means we are deeply concerned about Canada's role in facilitating corruption, including its apparent inability – or unwillingness – to investigate...

Justice for Mariano Abarca! Photo: MiningWatch Canada

Speaking Tour: Canada’s Deadly Diplomacy and Mining Justice in Mexico 

More than eight years since the murder of Mariano Abarca, an outspoken community leader in Chiapas, Mexico, his son and a group of Mexican human rights defenders will visit Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto from February 5 to 9. Mariano led his community's struggle against the social and...

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OLCA logo

Complete and Permanent Closure of Pascua Lama: The Power of Conviction and Persistence

On Wednesday, January 17, the Chilean Environmental Superintendence (SMA) ordered the permanent closure of Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama open pit gold mine project and imposed a fine of approximately $12 million on the company. The agency’s decision follows five years of investigation and a...

Peace Tower
Peace Tower

Take Action: National Security Bill Puts Land and Environment Protectors in Jeopardy

Join MiningWatch and the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) to sign and share this online action to alert Members of Parliament to problems with the Liberal government’s National Security Act 2017, Bill C-59...

Canada Must Stop Support to Honduras Regime following Botched Election

In the chaos following national elections in Honduras on November 26, Canadian authorities must take a strong public stand and forcibly denounce evidence of electoral fraud and violent repression of public protests. Across Honduras, tens of thousands of people have been demonstrating their...

Protect Pipsell from KGHM Ajax Mine
Protect Pipsell from KGHM Ajax Mine

Protect Jacko Lake and the Pípsell Cultural Area from Mining – Take Action Now!

The Stk’emlupsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) in British Columbia is ramping up its #Me7ePipsellTa7aAjax (Yes Pípsell, No Ajax) campaign and is calling on the public, friends and allies to press the federal and provincial governments to...

Launch of OECD Watch ‘Remedy is the Reason’ Campaign

As a member of OECD Watch, MiningWatch and other member organisations have launched a campaign calling for the improved effectiveness of OECD National Contact Points (NCPs) so that NCPs can provide access to remedy for victims of business related human rights abuses.

NCPs were...

Mining “Development and Progress” Spills Blood Once Again in Guerrero, Mexico: Two more deaths on the conscience of Prime Minister Trudeau

This is a statement by REMA, the Mexican Network of those Affected by Mining.

Victor and Marcelino Sahuanitla Peña were assassinated for fighting for the few, tattered labour rights that still exist in Mexico, rights that powerful and corrupt Canadian...

Meeting at Global Affairs Canada, Oct 18, 2017; Photo: CCIC

Does the Canadian Government Have a Message for Mining-Affected Communities in Mexico?

Guest blog by Daniela Pastrana, Periodistas de a PIe Journalists Network, @danielapastrana

Translated from the original in Spanish by Christian Filip

This month, during Prime...

Response to Barrick Gold Subsidiary Acacia Mining on Alleged Excess Use of Force by Mine Security at the North Mara Gold Mine

MiningWatch Canada responds to a letter of September 21, 2017, from Barrick Gold’s subsidiary Acacia Mining, in regard to ongoing alleged excess use of force by mine security at the North Mara Gold Mine Ltd. in Tanzania, including another death of a villager allegedly shot by mine security on...

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Liberal MP Michael Levitt is chair of the House Subcommittee on International Human Rights. The Hill Times file photograph.

House Subcommittee Hearings on Mining in Latin America a Public Disservice

The committee hasn’t heard from people most directly affected by Canadian mining operations in the region.

The federal Liberals came into office promising to take action on human rights abuses associated with one of Canada’s largest and most controversial areas of...

Guatemalans Denounce Tahoe Resources’ Plan to “Pick Them Apart”

On October 11th, representatives from the departments of Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa who have been participating the protest camp against Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver mine since June held a press conference to denounce attempts to discredit and criminalize their movement,...