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Creation of a mining ombudsman on horizon, says Liberal MP championing the cause
December 6, 2016
In an interview with The Hill Times, Liberal MP John McKay (Scarborough – Guildwood, Ont.) said he expects to see a clear plan in place by March 2017 for creating an ombudsman for the extractive secto
Hon. John McKay
Ecuadorians urge authorities to declare fragile wetlands free of mining
August 18, 2016
Organizations in the south-central highlands of Ecuador are calling on authorities to declare high-altitude wetlands surrounding the country's third-largest city free of mining.
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Join MiningWatch at the World Social Forum
August 8, 2016
The World Social Forum is coming to Montreal August 9-12 and MiningWatch will be there to focus on predatory extractivism work together for a fair and just world.
People's Social Forum
World Social Forum 2016
Barrick once again ignores human rights victims
June 24, 2016
A human rights group in Papua New Guinea alleges that no progress has been made on the claims of 256 victims of Barrick PJV security personnel.
Canadian mining companies
Papua New Guinea
British Columbia ranks worst in Canada for unsecured environmental liability of mine sites
June 8, 2016
British Columbians are disproportionally more on the hook for cleaning up the mess left behind by the mining industry.
Canadian mining companies
B.C. government encourages environmentally risky mining, creates massive taxpayer liability
May 16, 2016
A new report finds that the BC government lets mining companies off the hook for the full costs of environmental reclamation and leaves taxpayers liable for more than $1.5 billion.
Ministry of Energy and Mines
union of BC Indian Chiefs
Six Reasons to be concerned about AJAX's open pit mine in Kamloops
April 8, 2016
If this gigantic open pit mine is approved, it would set a bad precedent not only for Kamloops, but for communities across BC and Canada in terms of health, public safety, and environmental standards.
Malartic open pit mine in Quebec should serve as a cautionary tale for the AJAX mine in Kamloops
March 16, 2016
Five years after the mine opened and 339 environmental infractions later, the citizens of Malartic are preparing a class action lawsuit. They hope Kamloops residents don't suffer the same fate.
Urgent Action: Urge immediate protection for Gustavo Castro, injured during the assassination of Berta Cáceres
March 4, 2016
Early yesterday morning, March 3, armed individuals forcibly entered and assassinated Honduran activist Berta Cáceres in her home in La Esperanza. Gustavo Castro Soto was injured during the attack.
Gustavo Castro Soto
Thousands protest HudBay Minerals mine in Peru, force company to the table
February 1, 2016
Thousands gathered in southern Peru despite word that police officers protecting the Constancia mine had been authorized to use deadly force against protestors.
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