Digging Up the Dirt: How Canadian Foreign Aid Supports the Mining Industry

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 22:30
Bahen Centre
40 St George St. Room 2214
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 34.9416" N, 79° 23' 48.7104" W
Ontario CA

Join us for a panel discussion of Canada’s changing foreign policy under the Harper government. Our panelists will discuss the following topics and many more:

- How Canadian foreign aid is explicitly being used as a tool to support and legitimize the Canadian mining industry, including in Latin America;

- How this shift in policy violates the principles that Canadian foreign aid is supposed to serve;

- How Canadian civil society organizations that dare to critique the mining industry are losing their federal funding;

- How Canadian mining companies have had detrimental effects on impacted communities in Peru; and,

- Why CIDA and Canadian NGOs should not be allying themselves with the Canadian mining industry.

Guest speakers – Jennifer Moore (Mining Watch Canada), Stacey Gomez (MISN), and Allan Lissner (MISN)

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