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The Government of Canada has fundamentally broken its electoral promise of 2015 and its commitment of January 17, 2018 to create an Ombudsperson with: independence from both government and industry; strong investigatory powers to compel documents and witnesses, when necessary, in the course of investigating complaints brought against Canadian mining companies for human rights abuses perpetrated overseas; and the ability to make determinations of fact about whether a Canadian company had caused or contributed to human rights harm. Fifteen months after the commitment to create a strong ombudsperson was made in 2018, the government has created an advisory position to the Minister with a deeply flawed and inadequate mandate.

Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?

Our 20th anniversary international conference in Ottawa on November 14-15 was a great success. Thank you to all who participated in taking a hard look at how we can save the climate without wrecking the planet. A fascinating group of brilliant and dedicated people from mining-affected communities, science, and public policy came together to explore the issues and identify solutions. Presentations are available now. Watch this space for follow-up.