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 ("CORE"). It hasn't.
This is not the time for a letter or an email. This is the time when you need to call your MP and get them to call the Prime Minister’s office – now!
Following the alarming findings from the Commissioner on Environment and Sustainable Development released on April 2, 2019, MiningWatch Canada urges the federal Environment Minister to take immediate actions to beef up inspections and enforcement of the Fisheries Act to protect waters and fish from the 255 active mine sites, as well as from the thousands exploration sites and abandoned sites across the country.
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