The MiningWatch Canada Board of Directors met in Ottawa on October 12-15 to evaluate progress to date and to talk about strategy for the coming year.
The Board welcomes new members Lorraine Michael and Evelyn Baxter Robinson. From St. John's Newfoundland, Lorraine is Executive Director of Women in Resource Development, and served as the Innu nominee on the ground-breaking Voisey's Bay Environmental Assessment Panel. Evelyn is a Nishnawbe lawyer working as Lands and Resources Co-ordinator for Nishnawbe Aski Nation in northern Ontario.
The date for the Annual Meeting has been set for March 3, 2002 in Vancouver.
Work for the coming year be focused on national network development, abandoned mines and the full costs of mining. We will also continue to support the Global Network of Communities Affected by Mining.