Life Before Profit! Development and Peace Kicks Off Two Year Campaign on Mining

The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is launching a five year action program in solidarity with its partners in communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America to promote sustainable human development through participatory management, democratic control, and the equitable distribution of resources.

The first two years of the campaign will focus on mining by Canadian companies in the Global South. Development and Peace campaigners will encourage people to ask the Canadian government to:

  • Refuse Canadian government support to mining companies that do not respect international environmental and human rights standards, and
  • Develop legal mechanisms that ensure mining companies are held accountable for their actions in the Global South.

MiningWatch Canada staff have been working with Development and Peace staff and volunteers from across Canada to help prepare for a successful campaign.