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Changing public policy and mining practices to ensure the health of individuals, communities and ecosystems.
Open pit mega-mines in Quebec: Size really does matter
August 22, 2014
A coalition of citizens, doctors, environmental groups and unions is demanding that the Quebec government establish an independent review of the laws and standards for environmental protection, safety
Catastrophic tailings spill at Mount Polley Mine
August 11, 2014
On August 5, approximately 10 billion litres of wastewater and 5 billion litres of solid tailings waste escaped the impoundment at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine in the interior of British Columbi
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Mount Polley Mine
Human rights organizations urge Canada to take action against corporate abuses in Ecuador
June 30, 2014
A group of peasant farmers and Indigenous people affected by the first large-scale mining contract in Ecuador, urge the Canadian National Contact Point to immediately proceed with the case.
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What's missing in election commitments to stoke Ontario's Ring of Fire?
May 28, 2014
Ontario's political leaders have been circling the potential mining developments known as the Ring of Fire during the 2014 election campaign. Here's a breakdown of the different platforms.
Supreme Court hears Grassy Narrows' legal case for treaty rights
May 16, 2014
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear Grassy Narrows' legal case for treaty rights and against clearcut logging. The case challenges Ontario's jurisdiction to unilaterally award logging and mining.
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Five major mining challenges for Quebec's new government to address
April 14, 2014
These five themes are the essential elements to ensure that mineral development in Quebec respects citizens, communities and the environment.
Community to file suit for restoration of lands as Goldcorp refuses dignified terms at Los Filos Mine
April 7, 2014
The permanent assembly of the Ejido Carrizalillo has decided to bring a lawsuit before the federal agricultural tribunal against a subsidiary of Goldcorp, to immediately restore ejidal lands.
Los Filos Mine
Four years after submitting evidence, organizations challenge anti-corruption law as ineffective
March 17, 2014
Four years ago, nine Canadian organizations filed a complaint requesting that the RCMP investigate Blackfire Exploration and its Mexican subsidiary for bribery of a foreign public official.
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Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act
Rejection of New Prosperity project provides clarity to industry: Lake destroying projects and projects without indigenous consent need not apply
February 28, 2014
The project, located in south-central British Columbia, was a modification of a previously rejected application.
Canadian organizations condemn Gold Company’s lawsuit against Costa Rica
February 17, 2014
Public opinion polls in Costa Rica have shown that a majority of the population opposes mining and the Costa Rican court has repeatedly found against Infinito’s project.
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