BC First Nation Stand United

BC First Nations Stand United and Declare Pípsell a “Cultural Heritage Site” To Be Protected from Mining

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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.

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Mining pollutes and mining kills
"Mining pollutes and mining kills." Credit: Genia Yatzenko

El Salvador – When the Seeds of Resistance Bloom

On 30th March 2017 legislators in El Salvador approved a blanket ban on all metal mining activities in the country – the first country in the world to do so. The historic vote came just six months after a World Bank tribunal ruled in favour of the country’s government in an international...

Ontario’s Ring of Fire Development Plan Has Major Flaws

"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, ...

Eldorado Gold’s Unspoken Legal Problems in Greece

In the numerous press releases and reports that it published over the past year, Eldorado Gold Corp claims that its Skouries and Olympias projects in northern Greece are progressing smoothly. However, having failed to overcome the opposition of the local community, the company is now...

Mine your electric car?

Our new blog about the positive and less positive impacts associated with the expansion of the electric car (in French only for now).


Dozens of Labrador Mineworkers Show Signs of Lung Disease: Report

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.


Background: Indigenous Ipili Women Speak Out at Barrick AGM 2017

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...

Statements and Questions from Everlyn Guape and Joycelyn Mandi at Barrick Gold’s 2017 Annual Meeting

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....

In Mining-Affected Communities, Water Is Becoming More Precious Than Gold

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.

E.19 - #WeBelieveSurvivors of Barrick Gold ft. Porgera Women's Rights Watch & CDN Mining Watch by #WeAreUofT

#WeAreUofT E.19 - #WeBelieveSurvivors of Barrick Gold ft. Porgera Women's Rights Watch & MiningWatch Canada

After years of denying cases of sexual assault, Canadian mining company Barrick Gold compensated 119 women and girls who were victims of sexual violence by mine security to the tune of ~$10,000 each for these abuses, but had them sign an agreement that they could never sue the company. Eleven...

PNG women
Papua New Guinea women protest Barrick Gold "remedy" process

Indigenous Women Speak Out About Mining's Impacts on Women – Ottawa Event

Public event

When: 6 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2017

Where: University of Ottawa, Desmarais Building DMS 1110, 55 Laurier Ave East, Ottawa, Ontario


  • Jocelyn Wabano Iahtail
  • ...
MiningWatch Canada’s Annual Seminar – All Are Welcome

MiningWatch Annual Seminar – April 27, 2017

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


Cáceres Petition Presentation - April 4, 2017

Berta Cáceres Petition Presentation – 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
Presenting petition

Fisheries Act Charges Over Canada's Biggest Mining Spill 'Stayed' in Court; Pressure Mounts for Crown to Lay Its Own Charges

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!...

Experts Call for Next-Generation Environmental Assessment Law

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...

Ecuadorian Undersecretary of Mining Henry Troya Presents at PDAC 2017; Photo: MiningWatch
Ecuadorian Undersecretary of Industrial Mining Henry Troya Presents at PDAC 2017; Photo: MiningWatch

Ecuadorian Organizations Decry Promotion of Ecuador as 'Mining Country' during Mining Convention in Toronto

On Monday, together with the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network, we helped deliver the below statement during...