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MiningWatch blog

MiningWatch Canada is a pan-Canadian initiative supported by environmental, social justice, Aboriginal and labour organizations from across the country. It addresses the urgent need for a co-ordinated public interest response to the threats to public health, water and air quality, fish and wildlife habitat and community interests posed by irresponsible mineral policies and practices in Canada and around the world.

Blog - MiningWatch blog May 9
Brigette DePape | A concern about the social and environmental destruction caused by Canadian mining companies brought me to the fourth annual Mining Injustice Conference.
Blog - MiningWatch blog April 25
Jennifer Moore | Honduran civil society organizations are once again denouncing Honduran authorities for refusing to consult with them over a new mining law.
Blog - MiningWatch blog April 13
Jen Moore | National media seemed taken aback when Fidel Castro pointed a finger at Canada. Confusion arose because they didn't want to hear what he had to say.
Blog - MiningWatch blog March 31
Ramsey Hart | With an overwhelming emphasis on reducing expenditures, this week's Ontario budget misses an important opportunity to increase provincial revenues from the mining sector.
Blog - MiningWatch blog March 30
Jamie Kneen | The Harper Government™ has made no secret of its plan for environmental protection, planning, and assessment; it's a necessary complement to its economic strategy.
Blog - MiningWatch blog March 22
Ramsey Hart | This blog post reviews the NDP leadership candidates' positions on the corporate accountability of Canadian mining companies.
Blog - MiningWatch blog March 15
Ramsey Hart | An internal government memo leaked to fisheries biologist Otto Langer suggests that the Federal government plans on removing a crucial provision of the Fisheries Act – one of Canada’s most important e