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Toronto conference highlights global resistance to Canadian mining

Marlin Mine, San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala. (Photo: Allan Lissner)

At the recent Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Prime Minister Stephen Harper stated: "Looking to the future, we see increased Canadian mining investment throughout the Americas - something that will be good for our mutual prosperity and is therefore a priority of our government." Over 60 per cent of the world's mining corporations are registered on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the CEOs and chairmen of these companies are among the most influential players in Canadian foreign policy.

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