Environmental activists have their (quick) say at PDAC

Northern Ontario Business

Mining in greenfield areas puts environmentally sensitive James Bay peatlands at risk, group contends

Northern Ontario Business

The expansion of the mining into ecologically sensitive areas will do nothing to address climate change, said anti-industry activists who — briefly — attended the PDAC mining convention on the weekend. 

Not long after members of the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network unfurled their fish-adorned blue banner than security at the Metro Convention Centre “physically and violently” expelled them for blocking access to trade show booths and the battery of escalators inside the venue, said a news release posted by MiningWatch Canada.

Federal and provincial cabinet ministers are talking about the looming global demand for critical minerals and are pledging to work better together to fast-track more mines into production. But activists contend given the industry’s track record of harming watersheds, to think that more mining will address the climate crisis is a “false solution.”


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