In a move that underscores the need for the Canadian government to act on complaints of human rights abuses committed by Canadian corporations operating overseas, 119 indigenous women who were sexually assaulted by security guards employed by Barrick Gold’s Porgera Joint Venture mine in Porgera, Papua New Guinea, are appealing for the United Nations’ intervention.
“We need stronger environmental assessments,” says award-winning Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki, reflecting on last year’s Mount Polley disaster in British Columbia.
World-renowned environmentalist David Suzuki wonders whether Canadian mining and fossil fuel profiteers and their government promoters believe in the future.
In Guatemala, indigenous Mayan communities’ participation in community consulta, or consultation, helps to engage the government, and push back against Canadian and multinational mining companies accused of human rights abuses.
The lawsuit, filed in the B.C. Supreme Court, alleges that Canadian mining company Tahoe Resources Inc. security personnel shot at and injured the 7 claimants during a peaceful 2013 protest.
The Harper government’s 3rd annual Human Rights Impact Report for the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement whitewashed mining-related human rights abuses in Colombia.
A visiting Greek delegation asks Canadians to help stop Canadian mining Company Eldorado Gold’s continuing abuse of human rights, labour rights, indigenous rights, and the environment around its projects in northern Greece.
The first people Prime Minister Stephen Harper met when he got off the plane in Peru were reps of mining companies accused of human rights abuses, and lack of transparency and accountability.