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Our new blog about the positive and less positive impacts associated with the expansion of the electric car (in French only for now).
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. http://www.news1130.com/2017/05/24/dozens-of-labrador-mining-staffers-show-signs-of-lung-disease-report-finds/ by THE CANADIAN PRESS Posted May 24, 2017 9:05 am PDT ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A new medical report has found that 35 people who worked at mining properties in Labrador have signs of silicosis, a lung disease that can develop from breathing in silica dust. The report by Horizon Occupational Health Solutions monitored the effects of exposure to silica dust...
Barrick’s directors and shareholders heard first-hand about excess use of force by private and public mine security guarding the Porgera Joint Venture mine in Papua New Guinea when indigenous Ipili men travelled to Canada to speak out at Barrick’s AGM. In 2008, 2009, and 2010 Ipili men stood up in the shareholder’s meeting and told company directors and shareholders about killings and rapes of local men, women and children by mine security. These allegations were repeatedly met with denial by Barrick. Finally, in 2012, Barrick started to implement a remedy program at the mine with a narrow...
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. This mine dumps all of its tailings and waste rock directly into the river valleys all around the pit. Our villages are surrounded by mine waste. We have to cross this waste just to get from one village to another, or to go to our vegetable gardens or schools. I am sure many of you here have children. How would you feel if your children had to walk...
Latin America is slowly winning the fight against the corporate assault of transnational Canadian mining companies El Salvador made history last month when it became the first country to ban metal mining outright.
PNG women
Public event When: 6 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2017 Where: University of Ottawa, Desmarais Building DMS 1110, 55 Laurier Ave East, Ottawa, Ontario SPEAKERS: Jocelyn Wabano Iahtail, Ininew Eeyou Eskwayow from Attawapiskat First Nation, an Holistic Violence Survivor, MMIW advocate and advocate against DeBeers mining in her community's traditional land Two indigenous women from Papua New Guinea who have survived violent attacks related to mining Catherine Coumans, MiningWatch Canada After years of denying cases of sexual assault, Canadian mining company Barrick Gold compensated 119 women and...
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.
Presenting petition
Thank you for your support! We will keep up the pressure on the Feds and Province to actually enforce the law. Sign the petition now ! Quick Update: • The Federal Crown did proceed to stay (i.e. shelve) MiningWatch’s charges before we had a chance to present evidence of the damages from the spill to the Court. • This lower-level Court has no say in this regard and had to record the stay (that's just the way the law is, for criminal private prosecutions). If MiningWatch wants to challenge the Crown’s unilateral decision to stay the charges at this stage, it would have to do so in a superior...
Environmental law experts were in Ottawa today calling for a next-generation law to assess the sustainability of proposed pipelines, hydroelectric projects and industrial facilities. An independent panel appointed by the federal government is reporting to Catherine McKenna, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on March 31st, on its proposals for an environmental assessment law after spending several months hearing from people across the country. The environmental law experts (including Jamie Kneen from MiningWatch Canada) are saying that a next-generation assessment law must:...