MiningWatch Celebrates Ten Years of Making the Connections

MiningWatch Canada celebrated ten years of making the mining industry account for the true costs of its activities with an energizing social event on April 24, 2009. Supporters, partners, and allies joined current and former staff and directors to reflect and toast ten years of groundbreaking research and radical analysis, and to renew our collective commitment to end irresponsible mining practices and policies that sacrifice people and ecosystems in the quest for greater profits.

While we noted that this objective might not seem any closer than it did ten years ago, in reality there is a greater level of awareness among both “decision-makers” and the public, much better access to critical information, and a level of activity and sharing of experience and knowledge – across the country and internationally – that we could barely have imagined in 1999.